Order of precedence in Saskatchewan

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The Saskatchewan order of precedence is a nominal and symbolic hierarchy of important positions within the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It has no legal standing but is used to dictate ceremonial protocol at events of a provincial nature.

  • The Queen of Canada (Queen Elizabeth II)
  • The Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan (Russell Mirasty)
  • Members of the Canadian Royal Family
  • The Premier of Saskatchewan (Scott Moe MLA)
  • The Chief Justice of Saskatchewan (Robert G. Richards)
  • Former Lieutenant Governors of Saskatchewan
  • Former Premiers of Saskatchewan (not including those still holding other positions)
  • Former Chief Justices of Saskatchewan (John Klebuc)
  • The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly (Mark Docherty)
  • The Deputy Premier (Gordon Wyant) and Members of the Executive Council
  • The Leader of the Opposition (Ryan Meili MLA)
  • The Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench (Martel D. Popescul)
  • Court of Appeal and the Court of Queen's Bench: the Justices of the two courts, in order of seniority of appointment to one of those courts.
  • Provincial Court: the Chief Judge, then the Associate Chief Judge(s), then Judges in order of seniority of appointment
  • The Members of the Legislative Assembly
  • Members of the Senate who represent Saskatchewan, relative precedence determined by date of appointment
  • Members of the House of Commons who represent Saskatchewan constituencies, with their relative precedence determined by date of election
  • Aboriginal Leaders:
  • Leaders of Faith Communities: the Archbishop, or Senior Bishop in the Province, of the Anglican Church of Canada; the Archbishop of Regina and Metropolitan, or the Senior Bishop in the Province, of the Roman Catholic Church; the Bishop of the Saskatoon Eparchy of the Ukrainian Catholic Church; the President, or the Past President or the President-Elect, of the Saskatchewan Conference of The United Church of Canada; the Bishop of the Saskatchewan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada; the senior representatives in the Province of the Alliance, Baptist, Mennonite, Orthodox and Presbyterian Churches and of the Jewish, Muslim and Hindu Faiths. (Relative precedence among the various religious leaders is determined by the date of appointment or election to their present office.)
  • The Consular Corps in the Province, in the following order: Dean of the Consular Corps; Consuls-General; Consuls; Vice-Consuls; Consular Agents. (Relative precedence among them is determined by the date of their appointment.)
  • Mayors, with precedence given to the mayor of the host municipality and subsequent relative precedence determined by the date of first taking office.
  • Senior Officials:
    • the Deputy Minister to the Premier
    • the Cabinet Secretary/Clerk of the Executive Council
    • the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly
    • the Ombudsman
    • the Provincial Auditor
    • the Chief Electoral Officer
    • the Children's Advocate
    • the Information and Privacy Commissioner
    • the Conflict of Interest Commissioner.
  • Deputy Ministers; then other senior Saskatchewan government officials with rank of Deputy Minister as determined by the Executive Council
  • then Chief Executive Officers of Crown Corporations (relative precedence determined by date of appointment).
  • University officials:
  • Police and Military: