12/07/2012 04:54 EST | Updated 02/06/2013 05:12 EST

Sask. to look for illegal land sales to foreigners

REGINA - Saskatchewan is hiring a special investigator to look into the possible illegal sale of farmland.

Agriculture minister Lyle Stewart says the province wants to make sure there are no foreign buyers of farmland.

He says the consequences for anyone involved in such a deal will be severe.

The purchase will also be declared null and void.

Canadians can buy any amount of Saskatchewan farmland but foreign investors are limited to four hectares. (CKRM)