Meet Your Commission

The Honourable Ronald C. Mills (Chair)

The Honourable Ronald C. Mills (Chair)

The Honourable Ronald C. Mills was appointed to the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench in November 2005. He currently serves as Chair of the Rules Committee and is the Court's representative to the Canadian Bar Association. Prior to his appointment he conducted a general practice of law from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Justice Mills received from the University of Saskatchewan a Bachelor of Commerce in 1976 and Bachelor of Law in 1977. He was immediately active in the Prince Albert Bar Association and the Saskatchewan Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, serving as president in 1990–1991. Justice Mills received his Queen's Counsel designation in 1992. He was elected as a director of the Canadian Bar Insurance Association in 1993 and served as its president from 2001 to 2003. During that time he was instrumental in setting up the Canadian Bar Financial Services Corporation, serving as vice-president at the time of his appointment to the bench. Justice Mills was active in community service groups in the Birch Hills district of Saskatchewan, where he and his spouse raised their three children.


Dr. John Courtney (Member)

Dr. John Courtney (Member)

Dr. John Courtney is Professor Emeritus of Political Studies and Senior Policy Fellow in the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. A former president of the Canadian Political Science Association and co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Political Science, he is the author or editor of 10 books, including Drawing Boundaries: Courts, Legislation and Electoral Values (1992) and Commissioned Ridings: Designing Canada's Electoral Districts (2001). In 2011 he was awarded the Mildred A. Schwartz Lifetime Achievement Award in Canadian Politics by the Canadian Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. Dr. Courtney has been an international consultant on electoral systems in Kenya and Bolivia, and served on the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Saskatchewan in 1986–1987.

Mr. David Marit (Member)

Mr. David Marit (Member)

Mr. David Marit owns and operates a grain and oilseed farm in Fife Lake and is President of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM). First elected to the council of the Rural Municipality of Willow Bunch No. 42 in 1993, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the SARM in 1999 and was elected President in 2006. Mr. Marit also sits on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and chairs its rural caucus. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of Enterprise Saskatchewan, the province's agency mandated to pursue new opportunities for economic development.