If only mechanics charged their repair rates the same way.
In Saskatchewan, until recently, many court fees for such services as filing for a divorce, filing for an appeal, making a claim or even just making photocopies of documents hadn’t gone up since 1999.
It wasn’t to last for Saskatchewanites embroiled in or using their justice system. First, at the end of June 2018, provincial and small claims court fees were increased. Then, seven months later, after a review of court fees by the province’s justice department, a slew of fees at the Court of Queen’s Bench and Court of Appeal were hiked up — in some cases doubling. “The review determined that the current fees have not kept up with the actual costs of providing these services,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan said in a news release at the end of last January.