Reasons of the Supreme Court of Canada by Justice Binnie

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This is a list of all the opinions written by Ian Binnie during his tenure as puisne justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

1998[edit]

Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
Union of New Brunswick Indians v. New Brunswick (Minister of Finance), [1998] 1 S.C.R. 1161 [1] Taxation of aboriginals None Gonthier J.
Eurig Estate (Re)
[1998] 2 S.C.R. 565[2]
Constitutional law, estates None McLachlin J.
Consortium Developments (Clearwater) Ltd. v. Sarnia (City)
[1998] 3 S.C.R. 3 [3]
Federalism, municipal law None Unanimous
R. v. Rose
[1998] 3 S.C.R. 262 [4]
Charter; right to full answer and defence; jury instruction None Lamer C.J. and McLachlin, Major JJ.

1999[edit]

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Cadbury Schweppes Inc. v. FBI Foods Ltd.
[1999] 1 S.C.R. 142 [5]
Breach of confidence None Unanimous
Sail Labrador Ltd. v. Challenge One (The)
[1999] 1 S.C.R. 265 [6]
Contract law, substantial performance None None
R. v. Campbell
[1999] 1 S.C.R. 565 [7]
Abuse of process; solicitor-client privilege None Unanimous
R. v. Beaulac
[1999] 1 S.C.R. 768 [8]
Language of accused Lamer C.J. None
R. v. Stone
[1999] 2 S.C.R. 290 [9]
Defence of automatism; sentencing None Lamer C.J., Iacobucci and Major JJ.
Jacobi v. Griffiths
[1999] 2 S.C.R. 570 [10]
Vicarious liability of employer None Cory, Iacobucci and Major JJ.
M & D Farm Ltd. v. Manitoba Agricultural Credit Corp.
[1999] 2 S.C.R. 961 [11]
Paramountcy doctrine; federalism None Uanimous
Winters v. Legal Services Society
[1999] 3 S.C.R. 160 [12]
Legal services in prison None Lamer C.J. and L’Heureux-Dubé, Gonthier, McLachlin, Iacobucci, Major and Bastarache JJ.
R. v. Marshall
[1999] 3 S.C.R. 456 [13]
aboriginal fishing rights None Lamer C.J. and L’Heureux-Dubé, Cory and Iacobucci JJ.
Des Champs v. Conseil des écoles séparées catholiques de langue française de Prescott-Russell
[1999] 3 S.C.R. 281 [14]
Public authorities None L’Heureux-Dubé, Gonthier, Cory, McLachlin and Iacobucci JJ.
Abouchar v. Ottawa-Carleton French-language School Board – Public Sector
[1999] 3 S.C.R. 343 [15]
Public Authorities None L’Heureux-Dubé, Gonthier, Cory, McLachlin and Iacobucci JJ.

2000[edit]

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R. v. Brooks
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 237; 2000 SCC 11 [16]
jailhouse informant evidence None None
Granovsky v. Canada (Minister of Employment and Immigration)
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 703; 2000 SCC 28 [17]
equality rights the disabled None Unanimous
R. v. Jolivet
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 751; 2000 SCC 29 [18]
evidence None Unanimous
F.N. (Re)
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 880; 2000 SCC 35 [19]
non-disclosure of young offenders information None Unanimous
Will-Kare Paving & Contracting Ltd. v. Canada
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 915; 2000 SCC 36 [20]
taxation None Gonthier and McLachlin JJ.
R. v. J.-L.J.
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 600; 2000 SCC 51 [21]
Expert evidence; R. v. Mohan test None Unanimous
Free World Trust v. Électro Santé Inc.
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 1024; 2000 SCC 66 [22]
Patent infringement None Unanimous
Whirlpool Corp. v. Camco Inc.
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 1067; 2000 SCC 67 [23]
Patent construction None Uanimous
Whirlpool Corp. v. Maytag Corp.
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 1116; 2000 SCC 68 [24]
Patent construction None Uanimous
Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium v. Canada (Minister of Justice)
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 1120, 2000 SCC 69 [25]
Freedom of expression None McLachlin C.J. and L’Heureux‑Dubé, Gonthier, Major and Bastarache JJ.

2001[edit]

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R. v. Parrott
[2001] 1 S.C.R. 178; 2001 SCC 3 [26]
Hearsay exception None Major, Bastarache and Arbour JJ.
Ellis-Don Ltd. v. Ontario (Labour Relations Board)
[2001] 1 S.C.R. 221; 2001 SCC 4 [27]
natural justice; judicial review None Major J.
Mitchell v. M.N.R.
[2001] 1 S.C.R. 911; 2001 SCC 33 [28]
Aboriginal rights None Major J.
Mount Sinai Hospital Center v. Quebec (Minister of Health and Social Services)
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 281; 2001 SCC 41 [29]
judicial review; ministerial discretion None Major
Danyluk v. Ainsworth Technologies Inc.
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 460; 2001 SCC 44 [30]
employment law; issue estoppel None Unanimous
Saint-Romuald (City) v. Olivier
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 898; 2001 SCC 57 [31]
Zoning by-laws None McLachlin C.J. and Major and Arbour JJ.
Naylor Group Inc. v. Ellis-Don Construction Ltd.
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 943; 2001 SCC 58 [32]
Contracts None Unanimous
Proulx v. Quebec (Attorney General)
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 9; 2001 SCC 66 [33]
Malicious prosecution Iacobucci J. McLachlin C.J. and Major J.
Holt Cargo Systems Inc. v. ABC Containerline N.V. (Trustees of)
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 907; 2001 SCC 90 [34]
Maritime law None Unanimous
Antwerp Bulkcarriers, N.V. (Re)
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 951; 2001 SCC 91 [35]
Bankruptcy None Unanimous
Sam Lévy & Associés Inc. v. Azco Mining Inc.
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 978; 2001 SCC 92 [36]
Bankruptcy None Unanimous

2002[edit]

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R. v. Regan
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 297; 2002 SCC 12 [37]
abuse of process None Iacobucci, Major and Arbour JJ.
Mackin v. New Brunswick (Minister of Finance); Rice v. New Brunswick
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 405; 2002 SCC 13 [38]
judicial independence; constitutional remedies None LeBel J.
R. v. Fliss
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 535; 2002 SCC 16 [39]
Charter, search and seizure None Iacobucci, Major and Bastarache JJ.
Whiten v. Pilot Insurance Co.
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 595; 2002 SCC 18 [40]
Insurance, damages None McLachlin C.J. and L’Heureux‑Dubé, Gonthier, Major and Arbour JJ.
Performance Industries Ltd. v. Sylvan Lake Golf & Tennis Club Ltd.
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 678; 2002 SCC 19 [41]
Equitable remedies in contract None McLachlin C.J. and L’Heureux‑Dubé, Gonthier, Major and Arbour JJ.
R. v. Sheppard
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 869; 2002 SCC 26 [42]
Duty to give reasons in criminal trials None Unanimous
R. v. Braich
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 903; 2002 SCC 27 [43]
Duty to give reason for judgment None Unanimous
Théberge v. Galerie d'Art du Petit Champlain Inc.
[2002] 2 S.C.R. 336, 2002 SCC 34 [44]
Copyright, fixation None McLachlin C.J. and Iacobucci and Major JJ.
R. v. Handy
[2002] 2 S.C.R. 908, 2002 SCC 56 [45]
Similar fact evidence None Unanimous
R. v. Shearing
[2002] 3 S.C.R. 33; 2002 SCC 58 [46]
Similar fact evidence None McLachlin C.J. and Iacobucci, Major, Bastarache, Arbour and LeBel JJ.
Somersall v. Friedman
[2002] 3 S.C.R. 109; 2002 SCC 59 [47]
Insurance, subrogation None Major J.
R. v. Neil
[2002] 3 S.C.R. 631; 2002 SCC 70 [48]
Conflict of interest, lawyers None Unanimous
Harvard College v. Canada (Commissioner of Patents)
[2002] 4 S.C.R. 45; 2002 SCC 76 [49]
patent of higher lifeforms None McLachlin C.J. and Major and Arbour JJ.
Apotex Inc. v. Wellcome Foundation Ltd.
[2002] 4 S.C.R. 153; 2002 SCC 77 [50]
Patent validity None Unanimous
Wewaykum Indian Band v. Canada
[2002] 4 S.C.R. 245; 2002 SCC 79 [51]
Crown’s fiduciary duty to aboriginals None Unanimous

2003[edit]

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Goudie v. Ottawa (City)
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 141; 2003 SCC 14 [52]
Labour relations None Unanimous
C.U.P.E. v. Ontario (Minister of Labour)
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 539; 2003 SCC 29 [53]
Labour relations, judicial review, appointment of arbitrators None Gonthier, Iacobucci, Arbour, LeBel and Deschamps JJ.
R. v. Owen
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 779; 2003 SCC 33 [54]
Mental disorder None McLachlin C.J. and Gonthier, Iacobucci, Major, Bastarache, LeBel and Deschamps JJ.
R. v. Asante-Mensah
[2003] 2 S.C.R. 3; 2003 SCC 38 [55]
citizen's arrest; use of force None Unanimous
Unifund Assurance Co. v. Insurance Corp. of British Columbia
[2003] 2 S.C.R. 63; 2003 SCC 40 [56]
Interprovincial jurisdiction None McLachlin C.J. and Iacobucci and LeBel JJ.
R. v. Williams
[2003] 2 S.C.R. 134; 2003 SCC 41 [57]
Assault, Non‑disclosure of HIV status None Unanimous
Beals v. Saldanha
[2003] 3 S.C.R. 416; 2003 SCC 72 [58]
conflict of laws; enforcement of judgment None Iacobucci J.
R. v. Wu
[2003] 3 S.C.R. 530; 2003 SCC 73 [59]
Conditional sentencing None McLachlin C.J. and Gonthier, Iacobucci, Major, Bastarache, Arbour and LeBel JJ.
R. v. Malmo-Levine; R. v. Caine
[2003] 3 S.C.R. 571; 2003 SCC 74 [60]
Charter of Rights, division of powers, prohibition of marijuana Gonthier J. McLachlin C.J. and Iacobucci, Major and Bastarache JJ.
R. v. Clay
[2003] 3 S.C.R. 735; 2003 SCC 75 [61]
Charter, section 7 Gonthier J. McLachlin C.J. and Iacobucci, Major and Bastarache JJ.

2004[edit]

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Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law v. Canada (Attorney General)
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 76; 2004 SCC 4 [62]
Charter, spanking None None
R. v. Smith
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 385; 2004 SCC 14 [63]
Death of appellant None Unanimous
Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre v. Ontario (Attorney General)
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 498; 2004 SCC 20 [64]
Mental disorder defence None Unanimous
Pinet v. St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 528; 2004 SCC 21 [65]
Mental disorder defence None Unanimous
British Columbia v. Canadian Forest Products Ltd.
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 74; 2004 SCC 38 [66]
Damage to public lands None McLachlin C.J. and Iacobucci, Major, Arbour and Deschamps JJ.
Quebec (Attorney General) v. Quebec (Human Rights Tribunal)
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 223; 2004 SCC 40 [67]
Jurisdiction of human rights tribunals None Fish J.
Application under s. 83.28 of the Criminal Code (Re)
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 248; 2004 SCC 42 [68]
Charter, terrorism None None
R. v. Kerr
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 371; 2004 SCC 44 [69]
Weapons offences None None
Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v. Canadian Assn. of Internet Providers
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 427; 2004 SCC 45 [70]
Copyright infringement None McLachlin C.J. and Iacobucci, Major, Bastarache, Arbour, Deschamps and Fish JJ.
Syndicat Northcrest v. Amselem
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 551; 2004 SCC 47 [71]
Freedom of religion None None
Gilles E. Néron Communication Marketing Inc. v. Chambre des notaires du Québec
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 95; 2004 SCC 53 [72]
Defamation, television broadcasts None None
Hodge v. Canada (Minister of Human Resources Development)
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 357; 2004 SCC 65 [73]
Charter equality rights, marriage None Unanimous
Newfoundland (Treasury Board) v. N.A.P.E.
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 381; 2004 SCC 66 [74]
Charter equality rights, gender, reasonable limits None Unanimous
R. v. Tessling
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 432; 2004 SCC 67 [75]
Charter, search and seizure None Unanimous
Pacific National Investments Ltd. v. Victoria (City)
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 575; 2004 SCC 75 [76]
Zoning, unjust enrichment None Unanimous
R. v. Lohrer
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 732; 2004 SCC 80 [77]
Misapprehension of evidence None Uanimous

2005[edit]

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Vaughan v. Canada
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 146; 2005 SCC 11 [78]
Labour law; early retirement None Major, LeBel, Deschamps, Fish, Abella and Charron JJ.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Canada (Attorney General)
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 533; 2005 SCC 26 [79]
Patents, Notice of compliance None McLachlin C.J. and LeBel, Deschamps, Fish and Abella JJ.
Canada (House of Commons) v. Vaid
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 667, 2005 SCC 30 [80]
Parliamentary privilege None Unanimous
Chaoulli v. Quebec (Attorney General)
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 791; 2005 SCC 35 [81]
Charter, section 7; prohibition on medical insurance LeBel J. Fish J.
Mugesera v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)
[2005] 2 S.C.R. 100; 2005 SCC 40 [82]
Administrative law; crimes against humanity; deportation orders Unanimous None
R. v. G.R.
[2005] 2 S.C.R. 371; 2005 SCC 45 [83]
Incest None McLachlin C.J. and Major, Fish and Charron JJ.
E.B. v. Order of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in the Province of British Columbia
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 45; 2005 SCC 60 [84]
Vicarious liability None McLachlin C.J. and Major, Bastarache, LeBel, Deschamps, Fish and Charron JJ.
Montréal (City) v. 2952-1366 Québec Inc.
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 141; 2005 SCC 62 [85]
Freedom of expression; public property None None
Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Minister of Canadian Heritage)
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 388; 2005 SCC 69 [86]
Aboriginal treaty rights; duty to consult None Unanimous
Merk v. International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, Local 771
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 425; 2005 SCC 70 [87]
Whistleblowers None McLachlin C.J. and Major, LeBel, Abella and Charron JJ.
R. v. Spence
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 458; 2005 SCC 71 [88]
Jury selection; judicial notice None Unanimous
R. v. Henry
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 609; 2005 SCC 76 [89]
Right against self-incrimination; obiter dicta None Unanimous

2006[edit]

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Concurrence/dissent Total = 11
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Young v. Bella
[2006] 1 S.C.R. 108; 2006 SCC 3 [90]
Duty of care McLachlin C.J. Unanimous
ATCO Gas & Pipelines Ltd. v. Alberta (Energy & Utilities Board)
[2006] 1 S.C.R. 140; 2006 SCC 4 [91]
Judicial review None McLachlin C.J. and Fish J.
Mattel, Inc. v. 3894207 Canada Inc.
_ S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 22 [92]
Trade-marks None McLachlin C.J. and Bastarache, Deschamps, Fish, Abella and Charron JJ.
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin v. Boutiques Cliquot Ltée
_ S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 23 [93]
Trade-marks, confusion, goodwill None Unanimous
Canada 3000 Inc., Re; Inter‑Canadian (1991) Inc. (Trustee of)
_ S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 24 [94]
Seizure of property, airplanes; statutory interpretation None Unanimous
Leskun v. Leskun
_ S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 25 [95]
Misconduct in spousal support None Unanimous
Celanese Canada Inc. v. Murray Demolition Corp.
2006 SCC 36 [96]
Anton Piller orders; solicitor-client privilege None Unanimous
Imperial Oil Ltd. v. Canada; Inco Ltd. v. Canada
2006 SCC 46 [97]
Taxation, business income None Fish and Charron JJ.
AstraZeneca Canada Inc. v. Canada (Minister of Health)
2006 SCC 49 [98]
Patents; notice of compliance None Unanimous
R. v. Sappier; R. v. Gray
2006 SCC 54 [99]
Logging rights None None
McDiarmid Lumber Ltd. v. God’s Lake First Nation
2006 SCC 58 [100]
Aboriginal law, property rights None Fish and Abella JJ.

2007[edit]

Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium v. Canada (Commissioner of Customs and Revenue)
2007 SCC 2
R. v. Beaudry
2007 SCC 5
Canadian Western Bank v. Alberta
2007 SCC 22
British Columbia (Attorney General) v. Lafarge Canada Inc.
2007 SCC 23
Strother v. 3464920 Canada Inc.
2007 SCC 24
R. v. Hape
2007 SCC 26
R. v. Clayton
2007 SCC 32
Kerr v. Danier Leather Inc.
2007 SCC 45
Citadel General Assurance Co. v. Vytlingam
2007 SCC 46
Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Co. v. Herbison
2007 SCC 47

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