2005 reasons of the Supreme Court of Canada

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The table below lists the reasons delivered from the bench by the Supreme Court of Canada during 2005. The table illustrates what reasons were filed by each justice in each case, and which justices joined each reason. This list, however, does not include decisions on motions.[1]

Reasons[edit]

  Delivered the Court's reason
  Joined the Court's reason
  Filed a concurrence
  Joined a concurrence
  Filed a dissent
  Joined a dissent
  Filed a concurrence/dissent
  Joined a concurrence/dissent
  Did not participate in the judgment
  Not a member of the Court at the time of hearing or delivering
  • Decisions that do not note a Justice delivering the Court's reason are per coram.
  • Multiple concurrences and dissents within a case are numbered, with joining votes numbered accordingly. Justices occasionally join multiple reasons in a single case; each vote is subdivided accordingly.
  • Multiple unnumbered reasons are jointly written or delivered.
  • Decisions that are given orally from the bench are denoted by a "V"; per coram decisions delivered orally from the bench only note a "V" on the most senior justice on the panel.
  • An asterisk ( * ) in the Court's opinion denotes that it was only a majority in part or a plurality.
Case name Argued Decided McLachlin Major Bastarache Binnie LeBel Deschamps Fish Abella Charron
British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority v. British Columbia (Environmental Appeal Board), [2005] 1 S.C.R. 3; 2005 SCC 1 [1] January 20, 2005 January 20, 2005 V
R. v. Clark, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 6; 2005 SCC 2 [2] November 2, 2004 January 27, 2005
R. v. Roberts, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 22; 2005 SCC 3 [3] December 15, 2004 January 27, 2005
R. v. Ménard, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 24; 2005 SCC 4 [4] December 17, 2004 January 27, 2005
R. v. Grandinetti, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 27; 2005 SCC 5 [5] October 15, 2004 January 27, 2005

Marche v. Halifax Insurance Co., [2005] 1 S.C.R. 47; 2005 SCC 6[6] November 2, 2004 February 24, 2005

R. v. Krymowski, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 101; 2005 SCC 7 [7] November 8, 2004 February 24, 2005

Tsiaprailis v. Canada, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 113; 2005 SCC 8 [8] November 4, 2004 February 25, 2005
R. v. Decorte, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 133; 2005 SCC 9 [9] December 10, 2004 February 25, 2005

UL Canada Inc. v. Quebec (Attorney General), [2005] 1 S.C.R. 143; 2005 SCC 10 [10] March 17, 2005 March 17, 2005 V
Case name Argued Decided McLachlin Major Bastarache Binnie LeBel Deschamps Fish Abella Charron
Vaughan v. Canada, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 146; 2005 SCC 11 [11] May 18, 2004
January 7, 2005
March 18, 2005
Nova Scotia (Minister of Health) v. J.J., [2005] 1 S.C.R. 177; 2005 SCC 12 [12] November 4, 2004 March 18, 2005
Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. v. Saskatchewan, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 188; 2005 SCC 13 [13] January 19, 2005 March 18, 2005
Solski (Tutor of) v. Quebec (Attorney General), [2005] 1 S.C.R. 201; 2005 SCC 14 [14] March 22, 2004 March 31, 2005

Gosselin (Tutor of) v. Quebec (Attorney General), [2005] 1 S.C.R. 238; 2005 SCC 15 [15] March 22, 2004 March 31, 2005

Okwuobi v. Lester B. Pearson School Board, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 257; 2005 SCC 16 [16] March 22, 2004 March 31, 2005

R. v. R.G.L., [2005] 1 S.C.R. 288; 2005 SCC 18 [17] February 11, 2005 April 14, 2005

R. v. P.E.C., [2005] 1 S.C.R. 290; 2005 SCC 19 [18] April 19, 2005 April 19, 2005

V
Fédération des producteurs de volailles du Québec v. Pelland, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 292; 2005 SCC 20 [19] December 9, 2004 April 21, 2005

Gladstone v. Canada (Attorney General), [2005] 1 S.C.R. 325; 2005 SCC 21 [20] February 9, 2005 April 21, 2005

Case name Argued Decided McLachlin Major Bastarache Binnie LeBel Deschamps Fish Abella Charron
R. v. Paice, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 339; 2005 SCC 22 [21] December 15, 2004 April 22, 2005

R. v. Mapara, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 358; 2005 SCC 23 [22] December 16, 2004 April 27, 2005

R. v. Chow, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 384; 2005 SCC 24[23] December 16, 2004 April 27, 2005
H.L. v. Canada (Attorney General), [2005] 1 S.C.R. 401; 2005 SCC 25[24] May 13/December 13, 2004 April 29, 2005 1 1 1 2
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Canada (Attorney General), [2005] 1 S.C.R. 533; 2005 SCC 26[25] November 5, 2004 May 19, 2005
R. v. Gunning, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 627; 2005 SCC 27[26] February 15, 2005 May 19, 2005
Prebushewski v. Dodge City Auto (1984) Ltd., [2005] 1 S.C.R. 649; 2005 SCC 28 [27] March 9, 2005 May 19, 2005
R. v. Dionne, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 665; 2005 SCC 29[28] May 19, 2005 May 19, 2005 V
Canada (House of Commons) v. Vaid, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 667; 2005 SCC 30[29] October 13, 2004 May 20, 2005
Glegg v. Smith & Nephew Inc., [2005] 1 S.C.R. 724; 2005 SCC 31[30] January 13, 2005 May 20, 2005
Case name Argued Decided McLachlin Major Bastarache Binnie LeBel Deschamps Fish Abella Charron
R. v. Fice, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 742; 2005 SCC 32[31] January 13, 2005 May 20, 2005
Royal Bank of Canada v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., [2005] 1 S.C.R. 779; 2005 SCC 34[32] April 13, 2005 June 9, 2005
Chaoulli v. Quebec (Attorney General), [2005] 1 S.C.R. 791; 2005 SCC 35[33] June 8, 2004 June 9, 2005
R. v. Stender, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 914; 2005 SCC 36[34] June 10, 2005 June 10, 2005 V
R. v. Orbanski; R. v. Elias, [2005] 2 S.C.R. 3; 2005 SCC 37[35] October 12, 2004 June 16, 2005
Ryan v. Moore, [2005] 2 S.C.R. 53; 2005 SCC 38[36] December 7, 2004 June 16, 2005
Mugesera v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), [2005] 2 S.C.R. 100; 2005 SCC 40[37] December 8, 2004 June 28, 2005
Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. v. Ontario, [2005] 2 S.C.R. 188; 2005 SCC 41[38] February 9, 2005 June 29, 2005
R. v. Woods, [2005] 2 S.C.R. 205; 2005 SCC 42 [39] May 11, 2005 June 29, 2005
R. v. Marshall; R. v. Bernard, [2005] 2 S.C.R. 220; 2005 SCC 43[40] January 17, 18, 2005 July 20, 2005
Case name Argued Decided McLachlin Major Bastarache Binnie LeBel Deschamps Fish Abella Charron
Provincial Court Judges' Assn. of New Brunswick v. New Brunswick (Minister of Justice), [2005] 2 S.C.R. 286; 2005 SCC 44 [41] November 9, 10, 2004 July 22, 2005
R. v. G.R., [2005] 2 S.C.R. 371; 2005 SCC 45[42] December 17, 2004 July 22, 2005
GreCon Dimter inc. v. J. R. Normand inc., [2005] 2 S.C.R. 401; 2005 SCC 46[43] February 10, 2005 July 22, 2005
R. v. Hamilton, [2005] 2 S.C.R. 432; 2005 SCC 47[44] January 14, 2005 June 29, 2005
British Columbia v. Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd., [2005] 2 S.C.R. 473; 2005 SCC 49[45] June 8, 2005 September 29, 2005
R. v. Turcotte, [2005] 2 S.C.R. 519; 2005 SCC 50 [46] May 10, 2005 September 30, 2005
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 [47] June 7, 2005 September 30, 2005
D.I.M.S. Construction inc. (Trustee of) v. Quebec (Attorney General), [2005] 2 S.C.R. 564; 2005 SCC 52[48] December 8, 2004 October 6, 2005
Moufarrège v. Quebec (Deputy Minister of Revenue), [2005] 2 S.C.R. 598; 2005 SCC 53[49] October 12, 2005 October 12, 2005 V
Canada Trustco Mortgage Co. v. Canada, [2005] 2 S.C.R. 601; 2005 SCC 54[50] March 8, 2005 October 19, 2005
Case name Argued Decided McLachlin Major Bastarache Binnie LeBel Deschamps Fish Abella Charron
Mathew v. Canada, [2005] 2 S.C.R. 643; 2005 SCC 55[51] March 8, 2005 October 19, 2005
Reference re Employment Insurance Act (Can.), ss. 22 and 23, [2005] 2 S.C.R. 669; 2005 SCC 56[52] January 11, 2005 October 20, 2005
Hilewitz v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration); De Jong v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), [2005] 2 S.C.R. 706; 2005 SCC 57 [53] February 8, 2005 October 21, 2005
Blackwater v. Plint, [2005] 3 S.C.R. 3; 2005 SCC 58 [54] May 16, 2005 October 21, 2005
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 [55] December 7, 2004 October 28, 2005
R. v. R.C., [2005] 3 S.C.R. 99; 2005 SCC 61[56] April 20, 2005 October 28, 2005 2 1 1 1
Montréal (City) v. 2952-1366 Québec Inc., [2005] 3 S.C.R. 141; 2005 SCC 62[57] October 14, 2004 November 3, 2005
Contino v. Leonelli-Contino, [2005] 3 S.C.R. 217; 2005 SCC 63 [58] January 14, 2005 November 10, 2005
Boucher v. Stelco Inc., [2005] 3 S.C.R. 279; 2005 SCC 64[59] June 10, 2005 November 10, 2005
Kirkbi AG v. Ritvik Holdings Inc., [2005] 3 S.C.R. 302; 2005 SCC 65[60] March 16, 2005 November 17, 2005
Case name Argued Decided McLachlin Major Bastarache Binnie LeBel Deschamps Fish Abella Charron
R. v. Pires; R. v. Lising, [2005] 3 S.C.R. 343; 2005 SCC 66[61] May 18, 2005 November 17, 2005
R. v. Rodrigue, [2005] 3 S.C.R. 384; 2005 SCC 67[62] November 17, 2005 November 17, 2005 V
R. v. Escobar-Benavidez, [2005] 3 S.C.R. 386; 2005 SCC 68[63] November 18, 2005 November 18, 2005 V
Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Minister of Canadian Heritage), [2005] 3 S.C.R. 388; 2005 SCC 69[64] March 14, 2005 November 24, 2005
Merk v. International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, Local 771, [2005] 3 S.C.R. 425; 2005 SCC 70[65] February 10, 2005 November 24, 2005
R. v. Spence, [2005] 3 S.C.R. 458; 2005 SCC 71[66] June 9, 2005 December 2, 2005
R. v. Boucher, [2005] 3 S.C.R. 499; 2005 SCC 72[67] May 10, 2005 December 2, 2005
Dikranian v. Quebec (Attorney General), [2005] 3 S.C.R. 530; 2005 SCC 73[68] March 10, 2005 December 2, 2005
Charlebois v. Saint John (City), [2005] 3 S.C.R. 563; 2005 SCC 74[69] October 20, 2005 December 15, 2005
R. v. MacKay, [2005] 3 S.C.R. 607; 2005 SCC 75[70] December 14, 2005 December 14, 2005 V
Case name Argued Decided McLachlin Major Bastarache Binnie LeBel Deschamps Fish Abella Charron
R. v. Henry, [2005] 3 S.C.R. 609; 2005 SCC 76[71] April 23, 2004/January 12, 2005 December 15, 2005
Zenner v. Prince Edward Island College of Optometrists, [2005] 3 S.C.R. 645; 2005 SCC 77[72] November 9, 2005 December 16, 2005
R. v. C.D.; R. v. C.D.K., [2005] 3 S.C.R. 668; 2005 SCC 78[73] April 14, 2005 December 16, 2005
R. v. MacKay, [2005] 3 S.C.R. 725; 2005 SCC 79[74] December 15, 2005 December 15, 2005 V
R. v. Labaye, [2005] 3 S.C.R. 728; 2005 SCC 80[75] April 18, 2005 December 21, 2005
R. v. Kouri, [2005] 3 S.C.R. 789; 2005 SCC 81[76] April 18, 2005 December 21, 2005
May v. Ferndale Institution, [2005] 3 S.C.R. 809; 2005 SCC 82[77] May 17, 2005 December 22, 2005
Castillo v. Castillo, [2005] 3 S.C.R. 870; 2005 SCC 83[78] November 16, 2005 December 22, 2005
R. v. Wiles, [2005] 3 S.C.R. 895; 2005 SCC 84[79] October 11, 2005 December 22, 2005

Individual statistics[edit]

Justice Reasons written Votes cast  % Majority
Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin
14 1 0 0 Total=15
53 0 0 1 Total=54
68 out of 69 (98.5%)
Puisne Justice John C. Major
10 1 0 0 Total=19
50 0 0 3 Total=53
61 out of 64 (95.3%)
Puisne Justice Michel Bastarache
8 0 0 7 Total=15
53 1 0 2 Total=56
62 out or 81 (76.5%)
Puisne Justice Ian Binnie
10 0 0 2 Total=12
61 0 0 2 Total=63
71 out of 75 (94.7%)
Puisne Justice Louis LeBel
7 3 1 3 Total=14
55 0 0 7 Total=62
65 out of 76 (85.5%)
Puisne Justice Marie Deschamps
6 0 0 3 Total=09
62 0 0 4 Total=66
68 out of 75 (90.7%)
Puisne Justice Morris Fish
11 1 0 3 Total=15
53 2 1 2 Total=58
67 out of 73 (91.8%)
Puisne Justice Rosalie Abella
6 0 0 4 Total=10
59 0 0 1 Total=60
65 out of 70 (92.9%)
Pusine Justice Louise Charron
11 0 0 4 Total=15
54 0 0 3 Total=57
65 out of 72 (90.3%)
Notes on statistics:
  • A justice is only included in the majority if they have joined or concurred in the Court's judgment in full. Percentages are based only on the cases in which a justice participated, and are rounded to the nearest tenth of a percent.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The following motions were released:Pacific National Investments Ltd. v. Victoria (City), 2005 SCC 17, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 286

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