Reasons of the Supreme Court of Canada by Chief Justice McLachlin

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The following is a list of Supreme Court of Canada opinions written by Beverley McLachlin during her tenure on the Court.

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin on November 20, 2007

1989[edit]

  • British Columbia v. Henfrey Samson Belair Ltd., [1989] 2 S.C.R. 24
  • R. v. Leaney, [1989] 2 S.C.R. 393
  • Falk Bros. Industries Ltd. v. Elance Steel Fabricating Co., [1989] 2 S.C.R. 778
  • Scarff v. Wilson, [1989] 2 S.C.R. 776
  • Watkins v. Olafson, [1989] 2 S.C.R. 750
  • Q.N.S. Paper Co. v. Chartwell Shipping Ltd., [1989] 2 S.C.R. 683
  • R. v. L. (J.E.), [1989] 2 S.C.R. 510
  • R. v. M. (S.H.), [1989] 2 S.C.R. 446
  • Mackeigan v. Hickman, [1989] 2 S.C.R. 796
  • Oregon Jack Creek Indian Band v. Canadian National Railway Co., [1989] 2 S.C.R. 1069
  • R. v. Nygaard, [1989] 2 S.C.R. 1074
  • R. v. Buttar, [1989] 2 S.C.R. 1429

1990[edit]

  • R. v. Shubley, [1990] 1 S.C.R. 3
  • Rawluk v. Rawluk, [1990] 1 S.C.R. 70 (dissent)
  • R. v. Van Rassel, [1990] 1 S.C.R. 225
  • R. v. A, [1990] 1 S.C.R. 995 (dissent)
  • R. v. Wallen, [1990] 1 S.C.R. 827
  • C.C.R. Fishing Ltd. v. British Reserve Insurance Co., [1990] 1 S.C.R. 814
  • Nichols v. American Home Assurance Co., [1990] 1 S.C.R. 801
  • R. v. B. (C.R.), [1990] 1 S.C.R. 717
  • Ratych v. Bloomer, [1990] 1 S.C.R. 940
  • R. v. Saunders, [1990] 1 S.C.R. 1020
  • R. v. B. (G.), [1990] 2 S.C.R. 57
  • Rocket v. Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, [1990] 2 S.C.R. 232
  • R. v. Hebert, [1990] 2 S.C.R. 151
  • Bishop v. Stevens, [1990] 2 S.C.R. 467
  • National Trust Co. v. Mead, [1990] 2 S.C.R. 410
  • R. v. Khan, [1990] 2 S.C.R. 531
  • R. v. Hess ; R. v. Nguyen, [1990] 2 S.C.R. 906
  • R. v. Penno, [1990] 2 S.C.R. 865
  • R. v. Askov, [1990] 2 S.C.R. 1199
  • R. v. Zito, [1990] 2 S.C.R. 1520
  • R. v. Lachance, [1990] 2 S.C.R. 1490
  • R. v. Garofoli, [1990] 2 S.C.R. 1421 (dissent)
  • Dersch v. Canada (Attorney General), [1990] 2 S.C.R. 1505
  • Lester (W.W.) (1978) Ltd. v. United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry, Local 740, [1990] 3 S.C.R. 644
  • R. v. Scott, [1990] 3 S.C.R. 979 (dissent)
  • Canada (Human Rights Commission) v. Taylor, [1990] 3 S.C.R. 892 (dissent in part)
  • R. v. Andrews, [1990] 3 S.C.R. 870 (dissent)
  • R. v. Keegstra, [1990] 3 S.C.R. 697 (dissent)
  • R. v. Chaulk, [1990] 3 S.C.R. 1303 (dissent)

1991[edit]

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1992[edit]

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1993[edit]

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1994[edit]

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1995[edit]

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1996[edit]

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1997[edit]

  • R. v. Leipert, [1997] 1 S.C.R. 281
  • R. v. Stillman, [1997] 1 S.C.R. 607
  • R. v. Curragh Inc., [1997] 1 S.C.R. 537
  • R. v. Noble, [1997] 1 S.C.R. 874
  • R. v. McDonnell, [1997] 1 S.C.R. 948
  • Soulos v. Korkontzilas, [1997] 2 S.C.R. 217
  • Opetchesaht Indian Band v. Canada, [1997] 2 S.C.R. 119
  • Hickman Motors Ltd. v. Canada, [1997] 2 S.C.R. 336
  • Arndt v. Smith, [1997] 2 S.C.R. 539
  • R. v. G. (S.G.), [1997] 2 S.C.R. 716
  • R. v. Esau, [1997] 2 S.C.R. 777
  • Pasiechnyk v. Saskatchewan (Workers’ Compensation Board), [1997] 2 S.C.R. 890
  • R. v. S. (R.D.), [1997] 3 S.C.R. 484
  • R. v. Ly, [1997] 3 S.C.R. 698
  • Wallace v. United Grain Growers Ltd., [1997] 3 S.C.R. 701
  • Winnipeg Child and Family Services (Northwest Area) v. G. (D.F.), [1997] 3 S.C.R. 925
  • R. v. Skalbania, [1997] 3 S.C.R. 995
  • Lewis (Guardian ad litem of) v. British Columbia, [1997] 3 S.C.R. 1145
  • Delgamuukw v. British Columbia, [1997] 3 S.C.R. 1010
  • Porto Seguro Companhia De Seguros Gerais v. Belcan S.A., [1997] 3 S.C.R. 1278
  • Bow Valley Husky (Bermuda) Ltd. v. Saint John Shipbuilding Ltd., [1997] 3 S.C.R. 1210

1998[edit]

  • Westcoast Energy Inc. v. Canada (National Energy Board), [1998] 1 S.C.R. 322 (dissent)
  • R. v. Lucas, [1998] 1 S.C.R. 439
  • R. v. Charemski, [1998] 1 S.C.R. 679
  • Canada (Human Rights Commission) v. Canadian Liberty Net, [1998] 1 S.C.R. 626
  • R. v. Williams, [1998] 1 S.C.R. 1128
  • Canada Safeway Ltd. v. RWDSU, Local 454, [1998] 1 S.C.R. 1079
  • Battlefords and District Co-operatives Ltd. v. RWDSU, Local 544, [1998] 1 S.C.R. 1118
  • Union of New Brunswick Indians v. New Brunswick (Minister of Finance), [1998] 1 S.C.R. 1161
  • R. v. Cuerrier, [1998] 2 S.C.R. 371
  • Continental Bank of Canada v. Canada, [1998] 2 S.C.R. 358
  • Continental Bank Leasing Corp. v. Canada, [1998] 2 S.C.R. 298
  • R. v. MacDougall, [1998] 3 S.C.R. 45
  • R. v. Gallant, [1998] 3 S.C.R. 80

1999[edit]

Beverley McLachlin 1999 statistics
14
Majority or Plurality
1
Concurrence
0
Other
3
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = ?
Written opinions = ? Oral opinions = ? Unanimous opinions = ?
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
Bracklow v. Bracklow
[1999] 1 S.C.R. 420
Novak v. Bond
[1999] 1 S.C.R. 808
Corbiere v. Canada (Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs)
[1999] 2 S.C.R. 203
R. v. G. (B.)
[1999] 2 S.C.R. 475
Winko v. British Columbia (Forensic Psychiatric Institute)
[1999] 2 S.C.R. 625
R. v. LePage
[1999] 2 S.C.R. 744
Orlowski v. British Columbia (Forensic Psychiatric Institute)
[1999] 2 S.C.R. 733
Jacobi v. Griffiths
[1999] 2 S.C.R. 570
Bese v. British Columbia (Forensic Psychiatric Institute)
[1999] 2 S.C.R. 722
Bazley v. Curry
[1999] 2 S.C.R. 534
Dobson (Litigation Guardian of) v. Dobson
[1999] 2 S.C.R. 753
None L'Heureux-Dube J.
British Columbia (Public Service Employee Relations Commission) v. BCGSEU
[1999] 3 S.C.R. 3
R. v. Marshall
[1999] 3 S.C.R. 456
Shell Canada Ltd. v. Canada
[1999] 3 S.C.R. 622
Royal Bank of Canada v. W. Got Associates Electric Ltd.
[1999] 3 S.C.R. 408
R. v. F. (W.J.)
[1999] 3 S.C.R. 569
R. v. Mills
[1999] 3 S.C.R. 668
British Columbia (Superintendent of Motor Vehicles) v. British Columbia (Council of Human Rights)
[1999] 3 S.C.R. 868

2000[edit]

Beverley McLachlin 2000 statistics
?
Majority or Plurality
?
Concurrence
?
Other
?
Dissent
?
Concurrence/dissent Total = ?
Written opinions = ? Oral opinions = ? Unanimous opinions = ?
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
Kovach v. British Columbia (Workers' Compensation Board)
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 55; 2000 SCC 3 [1]
Lindsay v. Saskatchewan (Workers' Compensation Board)
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 59; 2000 SCC 4 [2]
R. v. R.N.S.
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 149; 2000 SCC 7 [3]
Ajax (Town) v. CAW, Local 222
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 538; 2000 SCC 23 [4]
Non-Marine Underwriters, Lloyd's of London v. Scalera
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 551; 2000 SCC 24 [5]
Sansalone v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co.
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 627; 2000 SCC 25 [6]
R. v. A.R.B.
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 781; 2000 SCC 30 [7]
Reference re Gruenke
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 836; 2000 SCC 32 [8]
R. v. Starr
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 144; 2000 SCC 40 [9]
R. v. D.D.
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 275; 2000 SCC 43 [10]
R. v. M.O.
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 594; 2000 SCC 49 [11]
R. v. Sutton
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 595; 2000 SCC 50 [12]
Musqueam Indian Band v. Glass
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 633; 2000 SCC 52 [13]
R. v. Simard
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 911; 2000 SCC 61 [14]

2001[edit]

Beverley McLachlin 2001 statistics
17
Majority or Plurality
0
Concurrence
0
Other
0
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 17
Written opinions = ? Oral opinions = ? Unanimous opinions = ?
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
R. v. Sharpe
[2001] 1 S.C.R. 45; 2001 SCC 2 [15]
R. v. Deane
[2001] 1 S.C.R. 279; 2001 SCC 5 [16]
R. v. Parent
[2001] 1 S.C.R. 761; 2001 SCC 30 [17]
R. v. Find
[2001] 1 S.C.R. 863; 2001 SCC 32 [18]
Mitchell v. M.N.R.
[2001] 1 S.C.R. 911; 2001 SCC 33 [19]
Western Canadian Shopping Centres Inc. v. Dutton
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 534; 2001 SCC 46 [20]
Ocean Port Hotel Ltd. v. British Columbia (General Manager, Liquor Control and Licensing Branch)
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 781; 2001 SCC 52 [21]
R. v. Russell
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 804; 2001 SCC 53 [22]
R.v. Arcuri
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 828; 2001 SCC 54 [23]
R. v. Mankwe
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 3; 2001 SCC 63 [24]
Hollick v. Toronto (City)
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 158; 2001 SCC 68 [25]
Rumley v. British Columbia
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 184; 2001 SCC 69 [26]
R. v. Scott
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 425; 2001 SCC 73 [27]
Cooper v. Hobart
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 537; 2001 SCC 79 [28]
Edwards v. Law Society of Upper Canada
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 562; 2001 SCC 80 [29]
R. v. 974649 Ontario Inc.
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 575; 2001 SCC 81 [30]
R. v. Hynes
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 623; 2001 SCC 82 [31]

2002[edit]

Beverley McLachlin 2002 statistics
?
Majority or Plurality
?
Concurrence
?
Other
?
Dissent
?
Concurrence/dissent Total = ?
Written opinions = ? Oral opinions = ? Unanimous opinions = ?
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
R.W.D.S.U., Local 558 v. Pepsi-Cola Canada Beverages (West) Ltd.
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 156; 2002 SCC 8 [32]
Krangle (Guardian ad litem of) v. Brisco
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 205; 2002 SCC 9 [33]
Ward v. Canada (Attorney General)
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 569; 2002 SCC 17 [34]
Lavoie v. Canada
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 769; 2002 SCC 23 [35]
R. v. Cinous
[2002] 2 S.C.R. 3; 2002 SCC 29 [36]
R. v. Perciballi
[2002] 2 S.C.R. 761; 2002 SCC 51 [37]
Babcock v. Canada (Attorney General)
[2002] 3 S.C.R. 3; 2002 SCC 57 [38]
Canam Enterprises Inc. v. Coles
[2002] 3 S.C.R. 307; 2002 SCC 63 [39]
R. v. Hall
[2002] 3 S.C.R. 309; 2002 SCC 64 [40]
B. v. Ontario (Human Rights Commission)
[2002] 3 S.C.R. 403; 2002 SCC 66 [41]
Sauvé v. Canada (Chief Electoral Officer)
[2002] 3 S.C.R. 519; 2002 SCC 68 [42]
Quebec (Attorney General) v. Laroche
[2002] 3 S.C.R. 708; 2002 SCC 72 [43]
Gosselin v. Quebec (Attorney General)
[2002] 4 S.C.R. 429; 2002 SCC 84 [44]
Chamberlain v. Surrey School District No. 36
[2002] 4 S.C.R. 710; 2002 SCC 86 [45]

2003[edit]

Beverley McLachlin 2003 statistics
?
Majority or Plurality
?
Concurrence
?
Other
?
Dissent
?
Concurrence/dissent Total = ?
Written opinions = ? Oral opinions = ? Unanimous opinions = ?
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
R. v. Wise
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 3; 2003 SCC 1 [46]
R. v. Pelletier
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 4; 2003 SCC 2 [47]
R. v. Harriott
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 39; 2003 SCC 5 [48]
Reference re Earth Future Lottery
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 123; 2003 SCC 10 [49]
Martin v. American International Assurance Life Co.
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 158; 2003 SCC 16 [50]
Dr. Q v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 226; 2003 SCC 19 [51]
KP Pacific Holdings Ltd. v. Guardian Insurance Co. of Canada
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 433; 2003 SCC 25 [52]
Churchland v. Gore Mutual Insurance Co.
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 445; 2003 SCC 26 [53]
Starson v. Swayze
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 722; 2003 SCC 32 [54]
Bell Canada v. Canadian Telephone Employees Association
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 884; 2003 SCC 36 [55]
Wewaykum Indian Band v. Canada
[2003] 2 S.C.R. 259; 2003 SCC 45 [56]
K.L.B. v. British Columbia
[2003] 2 S.C.R. 403; 2003 SCC 51 [57]
E.D.G. v. Hammer
[2003] 2 S.C.R. 459; 2003 SCC 52 [58]
M.B. v. British Columbia
[2003] 2 S.C.R. 477; 2003 SCC 53 [59]
R. v. Phillips
[2003] 2 S.C.R. 623; 2003 SCC 57 [60]

2004[edit]

Beverley McLachlin 2004 statistics
?
Majority or Plurality
?
Concurrence
?
Other
?
Dissent
?
Concurrence/dissent Total = ?
Written opinions = ? Oral opinions = ? Unanimous opinions = ?
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law v. Canada (Attorney General)
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 76, 2004 SCC 4 [61]
CCH Canadian Ltd. v. Law Society of Upper Canada
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 39, 2004 SCC 13 [62]
R. v. Cheddesingh
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 433; 2004 SCC 16 [63]
John Doe v. Bennett
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 436; 2004 SCC 17 [64]
Nutribec Ltée v. Quebec (Commission d'appel en matière de lésions professionnelles)
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 824; 2004 [65]
Harper v. Canada (Attorney General)
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 827; 2004 SCC 33 [66]
Monsanto Canada Inc. v. Schmeiser
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 902, 2004 SCC 34 [67]
Quebec (Commission des droits de la pesonne et des droits de la jeunesse) v. Quebec (Attorney General)
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 185; 2004 SCC 39 [68]
Quebec (Attorney General) v. Quebec (Human Rights Tribunal)
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 223; 2004 SCC 40 [69]
R. v. Rémillard
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 246; 2004 SCC 41 [70]
Congrégation des témoins de Jéhovah de St-Jérôme-Lafontaine v. Lafontaine (Village)
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 650; 2004 SCC 48 [71]
R. v. Raponi
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 35; 2004 SCC 50 [72]
R. v. Saunders
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 505; 2004 SCC 70 [73]
R. v. Smith
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 507; 2004 SCC 71 [74]
R. v. Zurowski
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 509; 2004 SCC 72 [75]
Haida Nation v. British Columbia (Minister of Forests)
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 511; 2004 SCC 73 [76]
Taku River Tlingit First Nation v. British Columbia (Project Assessment Director)
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 550; 2004 SCC 74 [77]
Auton (Guardian ad litem of) v. British Columbia (Attorney General)
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 657; 2004 SCC 78 [78]

2005[edit]

Beverley McLachlin 2005 statistics
?
Majority or Plurality
?
Concurrence
?
Other
?
Dissent
?
Concurrence/dissent Total = ??
Written opinions = ? Oral opinions = ? Unanimous opinions = ?
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority v. British Columbia (Environmental Appeal Board)
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 3; 2005 SCC 1 [79]
R. v. Mapara
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 358; 2005 SCC 23 [80]
Chaoulli v. Quebec (Attorney General)
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 791; 2005 SCC 35 [81]
Mugesera v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)
[2005] 2 S.C.R. 100; 2005 SCC 40 [82]
R. v. Marshall; R. v. Bernard
[2005] 2 S.C.R. 220 [83]
Medovarski v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration); Esteban v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)
[2005] 2 S.C.R. 539; 2005 SCC 51 [84]
Canada Trustco Mortgage Co. v. Canada
[2005] 2 S.C.R. 601; 2005 SCC 54 [85]
Mathew v. Canada
[2005] 2 S.C.R. 643; 2005 SCC 55 [86]
Blackwater v. Plint
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 3; 2005 SCC 58 [87]
'Montréal (City) v. 2952-1366 Québec Inc.
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 141; 2005 SCC 62 [88]
R. v. Escobar-Benavidez
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 386; 2005 SCC 68 [89]
R. v. MacKay
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 607; 2005 SCC 75 [90]
R. v. Labaye
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 728; 2005 SCC 80 [91]
R. v. Kouri
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 789; 2005 SCC 81 [92]
Marche v. Halifax Insurance Co.
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 47; 2005 SCC [93]

2006[edit]

Beverley McLachlin 2006 statistics
8
Majority or Plurality
0
Concurrence
0
Other
2
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 10
Written reasons = ? Oral reasons = ? Unanimous reasons = ?
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
Young v. Bella
[2006] 1 S.C.R. 108; 2006 SCC 3 [94]
Duty of care for reporting child abuse Binnie J. Unanimous
Canadian Pacific Railway Co. v. Vancouver (City)
1 S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 5 [95]
Validity of municipal by-laws None Unanimous
Childs v. Desormeaux
2006 SCC 18 [96]
Social host liability None Unanimous
Fidler v. Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada
2006 SCC 30 [97]
Breach of contract; mental distress Abella J. Unanimous
R. v. Boulanger
2006 SCC 32 [98]
Breach of trust by public officers None Unanimous
United States of America v. Ferras; United States of America v. Latty
2006 SCC 33 [99]
Extradition None Unanimous
United Mexican States v. Ortega; United States of America v. Fiessel
2006 SCC 34 [100]
Extradition None Unanimous
Pro Swing Inc. v. Elta Golf Inc.
2006 SCC 52 [101]
Conflict of laws; Enforce non-montary judgments None Bastarache and Charron JJ.
McDiarmid Lumber Ltd. v. God’s Lake First Nation, 2006 SCC 58
2006 SCC 58 [102]
Aboriginal rights; seizure None Bastarache, LeBel, Deschamps, Charron and Rothstein JJ.
R. v. Morris
2006 SCC 59 [103]
Aboriginal treaty rights Fish J. Bastarache J.

2007[edit]

  • Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium v. Canada (Commissioner of Customs and Revenue), [2007] 1 S.C.R. 38, 2007 SCC 2 (concurrence)
  • Resurfice Corp. v. Hanke, [2007] 1 S.C.R. 333, 2007 SCC 7
  • Charkaoui v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), [2007] 1 S.C.R. 350, 2007 SCC 9
  • R. v. McKay, [2007] 1 S.C.R. 793, 2007 SCC 16
  • Canada (Attorney General) v. JTI-Macdonald Corp., [2007] 2 S.C.R. 610, 2007 SCC 30
  • Strother v. 3464920 Canada Inc., [2007] 2 S.C.R. 177, 2007 SCC 24 (dissent)
  • Rogers Wireless Inc. v. Muroff, [2007] 2 S.C.R. 921, 2007 SCC 35 (majority)
  • Hill v. Hamilton‑Wentworth Regional Police Services Board, [2007] 3 S.C.R. 129, 2007 SCC 41 (majority)
  • Jedfro Investments (U.S.A.) Ltd. v. Jacyk, [2007] 3 S.C.R. 679, 2007 SCC 55 (majority)

2008[edit]

  • R. v. Beatty, [2008] 1 S.C.R. 49, 2008 SCC 5 (concurrence)
  • R. v. Ferguson, [2008] 1 S.C.R. 96, 2008 SCC 6 (majority)

* Note: This list is current to May 1, 2008