REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has signed off on dozens of pardons for people with traffic offences, including his own brother.
On May 19, an order-in-council was signed by the premier granting clemency to about 30 people who were convicted of 37 offences under the province's Traffic Safety Act.
The order shows Kris Moe, the brother to the premier, was one of the individuals pardoned after driving through an amber light on Jan. 23, 2021 in Prince Albert.
Kris Moe hung up when called for comment.
The premier was not available for an interview.
A spokesperson for his office says the premier was not part of the discussions of who gets pardoned.
"Premier Moe recused himself from the consideration of this order-in-council at cabinet," Julie Leggott, press secretary to the premier, said in a statement.
"Pardons are brought forward on an annual basis on the advice and recommendations of justice officials for lieutenant-governor approval, which has been a long-standing practice in the province."
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 3, 2022.
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