Reasons of the Supreme Court of Canada by Justice Bastarache

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This is a list of all the reasons written by Michel Bastarache during his tenure as puisne justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

1998[edit]

Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
o R. v. Taylor
[1998] 1 S.C.R. 26 [1]
Interception of private communications None Unanimous
R. v. Caslake
[1998] 1 S.C.R. 51 [2]
Search and Seizure; Charter None L’Heureux‑Dubé and Gonthier JJ.
Canada (Human Rights Commission) v. Canadian Liberty Net
[1998] 1 S.C.R. 626 [3]
Contempt of court; human rights commission None L’Heureux-Dubé, Gonthier
R. v. Charemski
[1998] 1 S.C.R. 679 [4]
Directed verdict None Cory and Iacobucci JJ.
Aubry v. Éditions Vice-Versa inc.
[1998] 1 S.C.R. 591 [5]
Privacy rights; Quebec Charter of Human Rights None L’Heureux‑Dubé, Gonthier, Cory and Iacobucci JJ.
Thomson Newspapers Co. v. Canada (Attorney General)
[1998] 1 S.C.R. 877 [6]
right to vote, freedom of expression; publication of election surveys None Cory, McLachlin, Iacobucci and Major JJ.
Pushpanathan v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)
[1998] 1 S.C.R. 982 [7]
Judicial review None L’Heureux‑Dubé, Gonthier and McLachlin
Continental Bank of Canada v. Canada
[1998] 2 S.C.R. 358 [8]
Capital gains tax None L’Heureux-Dubé J.
Continental Bank Leasing Corp. v. Canada
[1998] 2 S.C.R. 298 [9]
Taxation None L’Heureux-Dubé J.
R. v. Cook
[1998] 2 S.C.R. 597 [10]
Extraterritorial right to counsel None Gonthier J.
Eurig Estate (Re)
[1998] 2 S.C.R. 565 [11]
Constitutional law; estates None Gonthier J.
Garland v. Consumers' Gas Co.
[1998] 3 S.C.R. 112 [12]
Criminal interest rates None None
Canadian Egg Marketing Agency v. Richardson
[1998] 3 S.C.R. 157 [13]
Standing, constitutional challenges Iacobucci J. Lamer C.J. and L’Heureux-Dubé, Gonthier, Cory and Binnie JJ.
R. v. Rose
[1998] 3 S.C.R. 262 [14]
Charter; Right to full answer and defence Cory and Iacobucci JJ. Gonthier J.
R. v. Warsing
[1998] 3 S.C.R. 579 [15]
Appeals Lamer C.J. None

1999[edit]

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Chartier v. Chartier
[1999] 1 S.C.R. 242 [16]
family law, in loco parentis None Unanimous
Sail Labrador Ltd. v. Challenge One (The)
[1999] 1 S.C.R. 265 [17]
Contracts None Lamer C.J. and Gonthier, Cory, Iacobucci and Major JJ.
R. v. Beaulac
[1999] 1 S.C.R. 768 [18]
Constitutional language rights in court None L’Heureux-Dubé, Gonthier, Cory, McLachlin, Iacobucci and Major JJ.
M. v. H., [1999] 2 S.C.R. 3 [19] Charter, equality rights, definition of "spouse" None None
Corbiere v. Canada (Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs), [1999] 2 S.C.R. 203 [20] equality rights McLachlin J. Lamer C.J., Cory and Major JJ.
R. v. Stone, [1999] 2 S.C.R. 290 [21] Automatism defence None L’Heureux-Dubé, Gonthier, Cory and McLachlin JJ.
R. v. G. (B.)
[1999] 2 S.C.R. 475 [22]
Admission of evidence of accused with mental disorder None Lamer C.J. and Cory, Iacobucci, Major and Binnie JJ.
Delisle v. Canada (Deputy Attorney General)
[1999] 2 S.C.R. 989 [23]
RCMP officers exclusion from unions, freedom of expression, association None Gonthier, McLachlin and Major JJ.
Francis v. Baker
[1999] 3 S.C.R. 250 [24]
Child support guidelines for income greater than 150K None Unanimous
Royal Bank of Canada v. W. Got Associates Electric Ltd.
[1999] 3 S.C.R. 408 [25]
Fraud, damages McLachlin Unanimous
Guarantee Co. of North America v. Gordon Capital Corp.
[1999] 3 S.C.R. 423 [26]
summary judgment, rescission Iacobucci unanimous
65302 British Columbia Ltd. v. Canada
[1999] 3 S.C.R. 804 [27]
Income tax levies None L’Heureux-Dubé
Renaud v. Quebec (Commission des affaires sociales)
[1999] 3 S.C.R. 855 [28]
Judicial review None Unanimous

2000[edit]

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Arsenault-Cameron v. Prince Edward Island
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 3; 2000 SCC 1 [29]
Charter, minority language rights Major J. Unanimous
R. v. R.N.S.
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 149; 2000 SCC 7 [30]
Conditional sentencing None None
R. v. Bunn
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 183; 2000 SCC 9 [31]
Sentencing None L’Heureux-Dubé and Binnie JJ.
R. v. Brooks
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 237; 2000 SCC 11 [32]
Jailhouse informants, charge to jury None Gonthier and McLachlin JJ.
Ingles v. Tutkaluk Construction Ltd.
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 298; 2000 SCC 12 [33]
Tort, duty of care None Unanimous
Regina Police Assn. Inc. v. Regina (City) Board of Police Commissioners
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 360; 2000 SCC 14 [34]
Labour arbitration None Unanimous
Ajax (Town) v. CAW, Local 222
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 538; 2000 SCC 23 [35]
Labour unions None L’Heureux-Dubé and Binnie JJ.
Friedmann Equity Developments Inc. v. Final Note Ltd.
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 842; 2000 SCC 34 [36]
Contracts, mortgages None Unanimous
Blencoe v. British Columbia (Human Rights Commission)
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 307; 2000 SCC 44 [37]
Charter, security of person, delay None McLachlin C.J. and L’Heureux-Dubé, Gonthier and Major JJ.
Musqueam Indian Band v. Glass
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 633; 2000 SCC 52 [38]
Leases on aboriginal reserves None None
R. v. Charlebois
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 674; 2000 SCC 53 [39]
Right of appeal None Gonthier, Binnie and LeBel JJ.
R. v. Avetysan
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 745; 2000 SCC 56 [40]
Charge to jury, beyond reasonable doubt None None
R. v. Knoblauch
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 780; 2000 SCC 58 [41]
Conditional sentencing None L’Heureux-Dubé and Gonthier JJ.
Pacific National Investments Ltd. v. Victoria (City)
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 919; 2000 SCC 64 [42]
Zoning, subdivision None Major and Binnie JJ.

2001[edit]

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R. v. Sharpe
[2001] 1 S.C.R. 45; 2001 SCC 2 [43]
child pornography, freedom of expression L’Heureux-Dubé and Gonthier JJ. None
Backman v. Canada
[2001] 1 S.C.R. 367; 2001 SCC 10 [44]
Partnerships Iacobucci J. Unanimous
Spire Freezers Ltd. v. Canada
[2001] 1 S.C.R. 391; 2001 SCC 11 [45]
Partnerships Iacobucci J. Unanimous
Miller v. Canada
[2001] 1 S.C.R. 407; 2001 SCC 12 [46]
Immunity for international organizations None Unanimous
Miller v. Monit International Inc.
[2001] 1 S.C.R. 432; 2001 SCC 13 [47]
Immunity for international organizations None Unanimous
Trinity Western University v. British Columbia College of Teachers
[2001] 1 S.C.R. 772; 2001 SCC 31 [48]
religious freedoms and equality rights; judicial review Iacobucci J. McLachlin C.J. and Gonthier, Major, Binnie, Arbour and LeBel JJ
R. v. Peters; R. v. Rendon
[2001] 1 S.C.R. 997; 2001 SCC 34 [49]
Judicial independence None Unanimous
Mount Sinai Hospital Center v. Quebec (Minister of Health and Social Services)
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 281; 2001 SCC 41 [50]
Judicial review of ministerial discretion None L’Heureux-Dubé, Gonthier, Iacobucci and Major JJ.
Ivanhoe inc. v. UFCW, Local 500
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 565; 2001 SCC 47 [51]
Labour law; judicial review None None
Sept-Îles (City) v. Quebec (Labour Court)
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 670; 2001 SCC 48 [52]
Labour law; judicial review None None
Van de Perre v. Edwards
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 1014; 2001 SCC 60 [53]
custody and access None Unanimous
R. v. Advance Cutting & Coring Ltd.
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 209; 2001 SCC 70 [54]
Labour law; freedom of association None McLachlin C.J. and Major and Binnie JJ.
R. v. Golden
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 679; 2001 SCC 83 [55]
right against search and seizure; search incident to arrest None McLachlin C.J. and Gonthier J.
Dunmore v. Ontario (Attorney General)
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 1016; 2001 SCC 94 [56]
Freedom of association None McLachlin C.J. and Gonthier, Iacobucci, Binnie, Arbour and LeBel JJ.

2002[edit]

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R. v. Law
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 227; 2002 SCC 10 [57]
search and seizure, exclusion of evidence None Unanimous
Lavoie v. Canada
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 769; 2002 SCC 23 [58]
equality rights; citizenship None Gonthier, Iacobucci and Major JJ.
R. v. Mac
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 856; 2002 SCC 24 [59]
Forgery None Uanimous
R. v. Cinous
[2002] 2 S.C.R. 3; 2002 SCC 29 [60]
Criminal defence; air of reality test McLachlin C.J. L’Heureux-Dubé and LeBel JJ.
Smith v. Co-operators General Insurance Co.
[2002] 2 S.C.R. 129; 2002 SCC 30 [61]
Limitations of actions None None
Housen v. Nikolaisen
[2002] 2 S.C.R. 235; 2002 SCC 33 [62]
Negligence None Gonthier, Binnie and LeBel JJ.
R. v. Hibbert
[2002] 2 S.C.R. 445; 2002 SCC 39 [63]
Alibis None L’Heureux-Dubé J.
Stewart v. Canada
[2002] 2 S.C.R. 645; 2002 SCC 46 [64]
Walls v. Canada
[2002] 2 S.C.R. 684; 2002 SCC 47 [65]
Family Insurance Corp. v. Lombard Canada Ltd.
[2002] 2 S.C.R. 695; 2002 SCC 48 [66]
Ross River Dena Council Band v. Canada
[2002] 2 S.C.R. 816; 2002 SCC 54 [67]
B. v. Ontario (Human Rights Commission)
[2002] 3 S.C.R. 403; 2002 SCC 66 [68]
Macdonell v. Quebec (Commission d'accès à l'information)
[2002] 3 S.C.R. 661; 2002 SCC 71 [69]
Harvard College v. Canada (Commissioner of Patents)
[2002] 4 S.C.R. 45; 2002 SCC 76 [70]
Nova Scotia (Attorney General) v. Walsh
[2002] 4 S.C.R. 325; 2002 SCC 83 [71]
Gosselin v. Québec (Attorney General)
[2002] 4 S.C.R. 429; 2002 SCC 84 [72]

2003[edit]

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Miglin v. Miglin
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 303; 2003 SCC 24 [73]
Z.I. Pompey Industrie v. ECU-Line N.V.
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 450; 2003 SCC 27 [74]
Barrie Public Utilities v. Canadian Cable Television Assn.
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 476; 2003 SCC 28 [75]
C.U.P.E. v. Ontario (Minister of Labour)
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 539; 2003 SCC 29 [76]
Bell Canada v. Canadian Telephone Employees Association
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 884; 2003 SCC 36 [77]
Unifund Assurance Co. v. Insurance Corp. of British Columbia
[2003] 2 S.C.R. 63; 2003 SCC 40 [78]
Wewaykum Indian Band v. Canada
[2003] 2 S.C.R. 259; 2003 SCC 45 [79]
Paul v. British Columbia (Forest Appeals Commission)
[2003] 2 S.C.R. 585; 2003 SCC 55 [80]
National Trust Co. v. H & R Block Canada Inc.
[2003] 3 S.C.R. 160; 2003 SCC 66 [81]
Quebec (Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse) v. Maksteel Québec Inc.
[2003] 3 S.C.R. 228; 2003 SCC 68 [82]

2004[edit]

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R. v. Daoust
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 217; 2004 SCC 6 [83]
Transport North American Express Inc. v. New Solutions Financial Corp.
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 249; 2004 SCC 7 [84]
United Taxi Drivers' Fellowship of Southern Alberta v. Calgary (City)
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 485; 2004 SCC 19 [85]
Hartshorne v. Hartshorne
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 550; 2004 SCC 22 [86]
Harper v. Canada (Attorney General)
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 827; 2004 SCC 33 [87]
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 [88]
Quebec (Attorney General) v. Quebec (Human Rights Tribunal)
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 223; 2004 SCC 40 [89]
Application under s. 83.28 of the Criminal Code (Re)
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 248; 2004 SCC 42 [90]
Vancouver Sun (Re)
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 332; 2004 SCC 43 [91]
R. v. Kerr
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 371; 2004 SCC 44 [92]
R. v. Demers
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 489; 2004 SCC 46 [93]
Syndicat Northcrest v. Amselem
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 551; 2004 SCC 47 [94]
R. v. Sazant
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 635; 2004 SCC 77 [95]

2005[edit]

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Marche v. Halifax Insurance Co.
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 47; 2005 SCC 6 [96]
Vaughan v. Canada
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 146; 2005 SCC 11 [97]
H.L. v. Canada (Attorney General)
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 401; 2005 SCC 25 [98]
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Canada (Attorney General)
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 533; 2005 SCC 26 [99]
R. v. Fice
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 742; 2005 SCC 32 [100]
Ryan v. Moore
[2005] 2 S.C.R. 53; 2005 SCC 38 [101]
Mugesera v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)
[2005] 2 S.C.R. 100; 2005 SCC 40 [102]
R. v. R.C.
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 99; 2005 SCC 61 [103]
Contino v. Leonelli-Contino
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 217; 2005 SCC 63 [104]
Dikranian v. Quebec (Attorney General)
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 530; 2005 SCC 73 [105]
Charlebois v. Saint John (City)
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 563; 2005 SCC 74 [106]
R. v. C.D.; R. v. C.D.K.
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 668; 2005 SCC 78 [107]
R. v. Labaye
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 728; 2005 SCC 80 [108]
R. v. Kouri
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 789; 2005 SCC 81 [109]
Castillo v. Castillo
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 870; 2005 SCC 83 [110]

2006[edit]

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ATCO Gas & Pipelines Ltd. v. Alberta (Energy & Utilities Board)
[2006] 1 S.C.R. 140; 2006 SCC 4 [111]
Mazzei v. British Columbia (Director of Adult Forensic Psychiatric Services)
1 S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 7 [112]
H.J. Heinz Co. of Canada Ltd. v. Canada (Attorney General)
1 S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 13 [113]
Tranchemontagne v. Ontario (Director, Disability Support Program)
1 S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 14 [114]
R. v. Gagnon
_ S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 17 [115]
Bisaillon v. Concordia University
_ S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 19 [116]
Buschau v. Rogers Communications Inc.
, 2006 SCC 28 [117]
None McLachlin, Charron
D.B.S. v. S.R.G.; L.J.W. v. T.A.R.; Henry v. Henry; Hiemstra v. Hiemstra
2006 SCC 37 [118]
None McLachlin, LeBel, Deschamps
Blank v. Canada (Minister of Justice)
2006 SCC 39 [119]
None Charron J.
R. v. Kong
2006 SCC 40 [120]
None Unanimous
R. v. Sappier; R. v. Gray
2006 SCC 54 [121]

2007[edit]

  • Kingstreet Investments Ltd. v. New Brunswick (Finance), [2007] 1 S.C.R. 3, 2007 SCC 1 (majority)
  • Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium v. Canada (Commissioner of Customs and Revenue), [2007] 1 S.C.R. 38, 2007 SCC 2 (majority)
  • R. v. Trochym, [2007] 1 S.C.R. 239, 2007 SCC 6 (dissent)
  • Canada (Attorney General) v. Hislop, [2007] 1 S.C.R. 429, 2007 SCC 10 (concurrence)
  • R. v. Bryan, [2007] 1 S.C.R. 527, 2007 SCC 12 (majority)
  • Lévis (City) v. Fraternité des policiers de Lévis Inc., [2007] 1 S.C.R. 591, 2007 SCC 14 (majority)
  • Canadian Western Bank v. Alberta, [2007] 2 S.C.R. 3, 2007 SCC 22 (concurrence)
  • British Columbia (Attorney General) v. Lafarge Canada Inc., 2007 SCC 23 (concurrence)
  • R. v. Hape, 2007 SCC 26 (concurrence)
  • Dell Computer Corp. v. Union des consommateurs, 2007 SCC 34 (dissent)
  • Named Person v. Vancouver Sun, [2007] 3 S.C.R 252, 2007 SCC 43 (majority)
  • R. v. Daley, [2007] 3 S.C.R. 523, 2007 SCC 53 (majority)

2008[edit]

  • Dunsmuir v. New Brunswick, [2008] 1 S.C.R. 190, 2008 SCC 9 (majority)
  • R. v. Stirling, [2008] 1 S.C.R. 272, 2008 SCC 10 (majority)
  • Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec v. Cyr, 2008 SCC 13 (majority)
  • Société des Acadiens et Acadiennes du Nouveau‑Brunswick Inc. v. Canada, 2008 SCC 15 (majority)
  • Evans v. Teamsters Local Union No. 31, 2008 SCC 20 (majority)
  • R. v. McLarty, 2008 SCC 26 (dissent)
  • Stein v. Stein, 2008 SCC 35 (majority)
  • R. v. Kapp, 2008 SCC 41 (concurrence)
  • Honda Canada Inc. v. Keays, 2008 SCC 39 (majority)