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Charge: Protection Act and Defence Couldn

charge: Boyd will be fined 5,000 for the first charge, which involved the cultivation of some protected land, but the Crown and defence couldn't agree on a fine for the second more serious charge of modifying a riverbank without a proper permit, according to National Observer. The judge in the case has reserved his decision on sentencing, including the second fine, until April 17. Former MLA Bill Boyd was in a Kindersley provincial court this week to face three counts under the Environmental Management and Protection Act and one count under the Wildlife Habitat Protection Act. ; He pleaded guilty to two of the charges, and the other two charges were dropped. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said he believed Boyd was treated the same way any other person would have been under the circumstances. Prior to that, he was also in the middle of a controversy over a land deal outside Regina. Boyd was kicked out of the Saskatchewan Party in August 2017 by former premier Brad Wall after the conflict of interest commissioner said he tried to influence potential investors while he was on a trip to China. ( As reported in the news.