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
  • QNS Paper Co v Chartwell Shipping Ltd, [1989] 2 S.C.R. 683
  • R v L (JE), [1989] 2 S.C.R. 510
  • R v M (SH), [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
  • CCR 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 (CR), [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 (AG), [1990] 2 S.C.R. 1505
  • Lester (WW) (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 (SG), [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 (RD), [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 (DF), [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 SA, [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 Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, Local 454, [1998] 1 S.C.R. 1079
  • Battlefords and District Co-operatives Ltd v Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, 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 British Columbia Government Employees' Union
[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 (WJ)
[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
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Majority or Plurality
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?
Other
?
Dissent
?
Concurrence/dissent Total = ?
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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 RNS
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 149; 2000 SCC 7 [3]
Ajax (Town of) 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 ARB
[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 DD
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 275; 2000 SCC 43 [10]
R v MO
[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 MNR
[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 of)
[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
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Majority or Plurality
?
Concurrence
?
Other
?
Dissent
?
Concurrence/dissent Total = ?
Written opinions = ? Oral opinions = ? Unanimous opinions = ?
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, 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 (AG)
[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][permanent dead link]
Babcock v Canada (AG)
[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 (AG) v Laroche
[2002] 3 S.C.R. 708; 2002 SCC 72 [43]
Gosselin v Quebec (AG)
[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
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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]
KLB v British Columbia
[2003] 2 S.C.R. 403; 2003 SCC 51 [57]
EDG v Hammer
[2003] 2 S.C.R. 459; 2003 SCC 52 [58]
MB 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
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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 (AG)
[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 (AG)
[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 (AG)
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 185; 2004 SCC 39 [68]
Quebec (AG) 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 of)
[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 (AG)
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 657; 2004 SCC 78 [78]

2005[edit]

Beverley McLachlin 2005 statistics
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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 (AG)
[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 of) 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 of)
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
  • Strother v 3464920 Canada Inc, [2007] 2 S.C.R. 177, 2007 SCC 24 (dissent)
  • Health Services and Support—Facilities Subsector Bargaining Assn v British Columbia, 2007 SCC 27
  • Canada (AG) v JTI-Macdonald Corp, [2007] 2 S.C.R. 610, 2007 SCC 30
  • 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 (USA) 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)
  • R v Turningrobe, [2008] 1 S.C.R. 454, 2008 SCC 17 (majority)
  • Mustapha v Culligan of Canada Ltd, [2008] 2 S.C.R. 114, 2008 SCC 27 (majority)
  • R v Kapp, [2008] 2 S.C.R. 483, 2008 SCC 41 (majority)
  • Holland v Saskatchewan, [2008] 2 S.C.R. 551, 2008 SCC 42 (majority)
  • New Brunswick (Human Rights Commission) v Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc, [2008] 2 S.C.R. 604, 2008 SCC 45 (concurrence)
  • Redeemer Foundation v Canada (National Revenue), [2008] 2 S.C.R. 643, 2008 SCC 46 (majority)
  • R v REM, [2008] 3 S.C.R. 3, 2008 SCC 51 (majority)
  • R v HSB, [2008] 3 S.C.R. 32, 2008 SCC 52 (majority)
  • RBC Dominion Securities Inc v Merrill Lynch Canada Inc, [2008] 3 S.C.R. 79, 2008 SCC 54 (majority)
  • R v Dowe, [2008] 3 S.C.R. 109, 2008 SCC 55 (majority)
  • R v Mahalingan, [2008] 3 S.C.R. 316, 2008 SCC 63 (majority)
  • R v Caissey, [2008] 3 S.C.R. 451, 2008 SCC 65 (majority)

2009[edit]

  • Ravndahl v Saskatchewan, 2009 SCC 7 (majority)
  • Teck Cominco Metals Ltd v Lloyd's Underwriters, 2009 SCC 11 (majority)
  • R v Craig, 2009 SCC 23, [2009] (concurrence)
  • R v Ouellette, 2009 SCC 24 (dissent)
  • AC v Manitoba (Director of Child and Family Services), 2009 SCC 30 (concurrence)
  • R v Grant, 2009 SCC 32 (majority)
  • R v Suberu, 2009 SCC 33 (majority)
  • R v Harrison, 2009 SCC 34 (majority)
  • R v Shepherd, 2009 SCC 35 (majority)
  • Alberta v Hutterian Brethren of Wilson Colony, 2009 SCC 37 (majority)
  • Grant v Torstar Corp, 2009 SCC 61 (majority)
  • Quan v Cusson, 2009 SCC 62 (majority)

2010[edit]

Statistics
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Majority or Plurality
XXX
Concurrence
XXXX
Other
XXXX
Dissent
XXXX
Concurrence/dissent Total = XXXXXX
Written opinions = XXX Oral opinions = XXX Unanimous decisions = XXX
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
R v JZS
2010 SCC 1 [104]
XXX Unanimous
XXX
CITATIONS [URL]
XXX XXX XXX

2011[edit]

Statistics
XXXXX
Majority or Plurality
XXX
Concurrence
XXXX
Other
XXXX
Dissent
XXXX
Concurrence/dissent Total = XXXXXX
Written opinions = XXX Oral opinions = XXX Unanimous decisions = XXX
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
Withler v Canada (AG)
2011 SCC 12 [105]
Whether federal pension legislation, by reducing the supplementary death benefit by 10% for each year by which a plan member exceeds prescribed ages, discriminates against surviving spouses in violation of s. 15(1) of the Charter Unanimous
Ontario (AG) v Fraser
2011 SCC 20 [106]
Whether separate labour relations legislation governing agricultural workers in Ontario infringes freedom of association under s. 2(d) of the Charter by failing to establish a meaningful process of collective bargaining LeBel J Binnie, Fish and Cromwell JJ
Alberta v Elder Advocates of Alberta Society
2011 SCC 24 [107]
Whether disputed claims in plaintiff's statement of claim adequately disclose cause of action — Whether principles of fiduciary duty applicable to private actors also apply to governments Unanimous
R v JA
2011 SCC 28 [108]
Whether in offence of sexual assault, Criminal Code defines "consent" as requiring conscious, operating mind throughout sexual activity, or whether consent to sexual activity may be given prior to period of unconsciousness Deschamps, Abella, Charron, Rothstein and Cromwell JJ
R v EMW
2011 SCC 31 [109]
Jurisdiction of a court of appeal to consider whether there was a miscarriage of justice — Whether there was a miscarriage of justice Binnie, Deschamps, Abella, Charron and Cromwell JJ
Canada Trustco Mortgage Co v Canada
2011 SCC 36 [110]
Whether a bank is liable to make payments to a tax debtor when receiving cheques payable to a tax debtor for deposit in an account held jointly by the tax debtor and a third party Fish and Abella JJ
Alberta (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development) v Cunningham
2011 SCC 37 [111]
Whether the Alberta Metis Settlements Act, in providing that voluntary registration under the Indian Act precludes membership in a Métis settlement, violates the right to freedom of association and/or the right to liberty under ss. 2(d) and 7 of the Charter, respectively — Whether same is an ameliorative program under s. 15(2) of the Charter Unanimous
R v Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd
2011 SCC 42 [112]
Tobacco manufacturers being sued by British Columbia government and consumers and issuing third-party notices to federal government claiming contribution and indemnity — Motion to strike and whether it is plain and obvious that third-party claims disclose no reasonable cause of action — Whether federal government is liable as a "manufacturer" under the Tobacco Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act or a "supplier" under the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act — Tort of negligent misrepresentation Unanimous
Canada (AG) v PHS Community Services Society
2011 SCC 44 [113]
Whether Minister of Health's decision to revoke an exemption to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act prohibiting possession and trafficking of illegal drugs in context of a safe injection site violated claimants' rights to life, liberty and security of the person under s. 7 of the Charter — Whether division of powers exempts the safe injection site as a health facility form the application of the Act as an exercise of federal jurisdiction over criminal law Unanimous
Crookes v Newton
2011 SCC 47 [114]
Tort of libel and slander — Whether a hyperlink to an allegedly defamatory article in itself constitutes a publication Fish J
R v Katigbak
2011 SCC 48 [115]
Possession of child pornography and statutory defences Charron J Binnie, Deschamps, Abella, Rothstein and Cromwell JJ
R v Dorfer
2011 SCC 50 [116]
Whether trial judge erred in his instruction to the jury about the limited use of third party suspect's criminal record and if so, whether this error constituted a miscarriage of justice Rothstein and Cromwell JJ
R v Banwait
2011 SCC 55 [117]
Whether the trial judge properly instructed the jury on the relationship between planning and deliberation and murder Unanimous (oral)
Public Service Alliance of Canada v Canada Post Corp
2011 SCC 57 [118]
Whether the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal committed a reviewable error in finding that a largely female group of employees were being paid less for work of equal value Unanimous (oral)

2012[edit]

Statistics
11
Majority or Plurality
0
Concurrence
0
Other
3
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 14
Written opinions = 11 Oral opinions = 3 Unanimous decisions = 8
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
Catalyst Paper Corp v North Cowichan (District of)
2012 SCC 2 [119]
Standard of review applicable to municipal taxation bylaw Unanimous
R v DAI
2012 SCC 5 [120]
Whether adult witnesses with mental disabilities must demonstrate understanding of nature of obligation to tell truth in order to be deemed competent to testify Deschamps, Abella, Charron, Rothstein and Cromwell JJ
R v Eastgaard
2012 SCC 11 [121]
Offence of possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition and the reasonableness of trial judge's inference from circumstantial evidence mens rea was satisfied Unanimous (oral)
R v Kociuk
2012 SCC 15 [122]
Appropriateness of trial judge's charge to jury Unanimous (oral)
Clements v Clements
2012 SCC 32 [123]
Tort of negligence and appropriate test for factual causation Deschamps, Fish, Abella, Cromwell, Moldaver and Karakatsanis JJ
R v Mabior
2012 SCC 47 [124]
Offence of aggravated assault and whether non-disclosure of HIV status in circumstances where no realistic possibility of transmission exists can constitute fraud vitiating consent to sexual relations Unanimous
R v DC
2012 SCC 48 [125]
Offence of sexual assault and aggravated assault and non-disclosure of HIV statute; Whether trial judge could rely on doctor's note as confirmatory evidence of complainant's testimony that no condom had been used Unanimous
Southcott Estates Inc v Toronto Catholic District School Board
2012 SCC 51 [126]
Contracts – Whether plaintiff seeking specific performance has obligation to mitigate losses
Opitz v Wrzesnewskyj
2012 SCC 55 [127]
Application to have federal election result annulled on the basis of "irregularities... that affected the result of the election" under s. 531(2) of the Canada Elections Act LeBel and Fish JJ
R v PDT
2012 SCC 62 [128]
Whether the trial verdict was unreasonable Unanimous (oral)
Newfoundland and Labrador v AbitibiBowater Inc
2012 SCC 67 [129]
Bankruptcy and insolvency and whether the federal Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act is ultra vires by permitting courts to determine whether an environmental order is a monetary claim
Sriskandarajah v United States of America
2012 SCC 70 [130]
Whether extradition violates the right to remain in Canada even when foreign state's claim of jurisdiction is weak or when prosecution in Canada is feasible Unanimous
R v Khawaja
2012 SCC 69 [131]
Whether provisions under the terrorism offences under Part II.1 of the Criminal Code violate the right to free expression under s. 2(b) of the Charter; Whether offence of terrorism provision is broader than necessary to achieve its purpose or whether its impact is disproportionate, contrary to the principles of fundamental justice under s. 7 of the Charter; Sentencing and the totality principle Unanimous
R v NS
2012 SCC 72 [132]
Whether requiring witness to remove niqab while testifying would interfere with her religious freedom under s. 2(a) of the Charter; Whether permitting witness to wear niqab while testifying would create a serious risk to trial fairness under s. 11(d) of the Charter Deschamps, Fish and Cromwell JJ

2013[edit]

Statistics
11
Majority or Plurality
1
Concurrence
0
Other
1
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 13
Written opinions = 10 Oral opinions = 3 Unanimous decisions = 7
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
Quebec (AG) v A
2013 SCC 5 [133]
Discrimination based on marital status under s. 15(1) of the Charter
R v Blacklaws
2013 SCC 8 [134]
Criminal law procedure and applications to sever counts Unanimous (oral)
Manitoba Metis Federation Inc v Canada (AG)
2013 SCC 14 [135]
Aboriginal law and the honour of the Crown Karakatsanis J LeBel, Fish, Abella and Cromwell JJ
R v MacIntosh
2013 SCC 23 [136]
Right to be tried within a reasonable time under s. 11(b) of the Charter Unanimous (oral)
R v GM
2013 SCC 24 [137]
Fresh evidence of ineffective assistance from counsel at trial Unanimous (oral)
Cojocaru v British Columbia Women's Hospital and Health Centre
2013 SCC 30 [138]
Tort of negligence, consent to healthcare and failure to inform Unanimous
Canadian National Railway Co v McKercher LLP
2013 SCC 39 [139]
Legal ethics – the duty of loyalty and avoiding conflicts of interest Unanimous
Régie des rentes du Québec v Canada Bread Company Ltd
2013 SCC 46 [140]
Judicial review of Régie des rentes du Québec's decision under the Supplemental Pensions Plan Act partially terminating the pension plans of two divisions closed by the employer Fish J
Cuthbertson v Rasouli
2013 SCC 53 [141]
Health law – Consent to withdrawal of treatment; whether withdrawal constitutes "treatment" under Ontario Health Care Consent Act LeBel, Fish, Rothstein and Cromwell JJ
R v Pappas
2013 SCC 56 [142]
Defence of provocation Abella, Rothstein, Cromwell, Moldaver and Wagner JJ
R v Cairney
2013 SCC 55 [143]
Defence of provocation Rothstein, Cromwell, Moldaver and Wagner JJ
Canada (AG) v Bedford
2013 SCC 72 [144]
Constitutionality of prohibitions on bawdy-houses, living on avails of prostitution and communicating in public for purposes of prostitution under the Criminal Code under s. 7 of the Charter Unanimous
Cinar Corp v Robinson
2013 SCC 73 [145]
Intellectual property and copyright infringement Unanimous

2014[edit]

2014 statistics
14
Majority or Plurality
2
Concurrence
0
Other
0
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 16
Written opinions = 9 Oral opinions = 7 Unanimous decisions = 9
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
R v Auclair
2014 SCC 6 [146]
Trial management Unanimous (oral)
R v Koczab
2014 SCC 9 [147]
Right to counsel and the right to be informed of the offence charged Unanimous (oral)
R v Yelle
2014 SCC 10 [148]
Reasonableness of trial verdict Unanimous (oral)
R v Waite
2014 SCC 17 [149]
Appropriateness of charge to jury Unanimous (oral)
R v Hogg
2014 SCC 18 [150]
Evidence and burden of proof in a criminal trial Unanimous (oral)
R v Hutchinson
2014 SCC 19 [151]
Offence of sexual assault and consent Cromwell J Rothstein and Wagner JJ
Reference Re Supreme Court Act, ss 5 and 6
2014 SCC 21 [152]
Eligibility requirements to the Supreme Court of Canada LeBel, Abella, Cromwell, Karakatsanis and Wagner JJ
Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) v Harkat
2014 SCC 37 [153]
Constitutionality of the security certificate scheme of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act under s. 7 of the Charter LeBel, Rothstein, Moldaver, Karakatsanis and Wagner JJ
Tsilhqot'in Nation v British Columbia
2014 SCC 44 [154]
Aboriginal title and land claims Unanimous
Grassy Narrows First Nation v Ontario (Natural Resources)
2014 SCC 48 [155]
Aboriginal treaty rights Unanimous
Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v British Columbia (AG)
2014 SCC 59 [156]
Access to justice and the constitutionality of hearing fees under ss. 92(14) and 96 of the Constitution Act, 1867 LeBel, Abella, Moldaver and Karakatsanis JJ
Imperial Oil v Jacques
2014 SCC 66 [157]
Whether a party to a civil proceeding can request disclosure of recordings of private communications intercepted by the state in the course of a criminal investigation
Febles v Canada (Citizenship and Immigration)
2014 SCC 68 [158]
Convention refugees and exclusion based on commission of serious crime prior to admission to country of refuge LeBel, Rothstein, Moldaver and Wagner JJ
R v Dunn
2014 SCC 69 [159]
Definition of "firearm" and "weapon" under the Criminal Code Unanimous (oral)
Wakeling v United States of America
2014 SCC 72 [160]
Unreasonable search and seizure under s. 8 of the Charter and the disclosure of intercepted private communications without consent
R v Day
2014 SCC 74 [161]
Arbitrary detention and unreasonable search and seizure under the Charter Unanimous (oral)

2015[edit]

Statistics
11
Majority or Plurality
1
Concurrence
0
Other
0
Dissent
3
Concurrence/dissent Total = 15
Written opinions = 9 Oral opinions = 6 Unanimous decisions = 7
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
Mounted Police Association of Ontario v Ontario (AG)
2015 SCC 1 [162]
Right to collective bargaining under s. 2(d) of the Charter; Whether impugned legislation excluding RCMP members from public services labour relations regime substantially interferes with the right to a meaningful process of collective bargaining LeBel J Abella, Cromwell, Karakatsanis and Wagner JJ
Meredith v Canada (AG)
2015 SCC 2 [163]
Whether the statutory limit on wages increases in the public sector under the Expenditure Restraint Act infringes claimants' rights to a meaningful process of collective bargaining under s. 2(d) of the Charter LeBel J Cromwell, Karakatsanis and Wagner JJ
Canada (AG) v Federation of Law Societies of Canada
2015 SCC 7 [164]
Whether Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, as it applies to the legal profession, infringes the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure and the right not to be deprived of liberty otherwise in accordance with principles of fundamental justice under ss. 8 and 7 of the Charter, respectively Moldaver J
R v Perrone
2015 SCC 8 [165]
Whether the trial judge appropriately considered the credibility and reliability of a witness' testimony Unanimous (oral)
Loyola High School v Quebec (AG)
2015 SCC 12 [166]
Proper approach to judicial review of discretionary administrative decisions engaging Charter protections; Whether decision of Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports requiring a proposed alternative program being entirely secular in approach is reasonable given the statutory objectives of the program and s. 2(a) of the Charter, and whether the decision limits freedom of religion under s. 3 of the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms Moldaver J Rothstein J
R v Sanghera
2015 SCC 13 [167]
Right to be tried within a reasonable time under s. 11(b) of the Charter in light of a five-month delay caused by direct indictment Abella, Rothstein, Moldaver and Gascon JJ (oral)
R v Nur
2015 SCC 15 [168]
Constitutionality of mandatory minimum sentences on grounds of cruel and unusual punishment under s. 12 of the Charter LeBel, Abella, Cromwell, Karakatsanis and Gascon JJ
Sanofi-Aventis v Apotex Inc
2015 SCC 20 [169]
Intellectual property and patents Unanimous (oral)
Henry v British Columbia (AG)
2015 SCC 24 [170]
Wrongful conviction of claimant; Civil action alleging breach of Charter rights resulting from Crown counsel's wrongful non-disclose of relevant information; Whether s. 24(1) authorizes courts to award damages against Crown for wrongful non-disclosure, and the level of fault claimant must establish to meet liability threshold for awarding s. 24(1) damages Karakatsanis J
Bowden Institution v Khadr
2015 SCC 26 [171]
Application for habeas corpus for placement in provincial correctional facility under International Transfer of Offenders Act Unanimous (oral)
Goodwin v British Columbia (Superintendent of Motor Vehicles)
2015 SCC 46 [172]
Whether an automatic roadside prohibition scheme enacted under s. 92(13) of the Constitution Act, 1867 is ultra vires provincial authority as being exclusively within federal government's criminal law power under s. 91(27) of the Constitution Act, 1867; Whether same automatic roadside prohibition regime creates an offence within the meaning of s. 11 of the Charter and infringes the presumption of innocence under s. 11(d) of same; Whether same automatic roadside prohibition scheme infringes the right to be secure against unreasonable search and seizure under s. 8 of the Charter
R v Neville
2015 SCC 49 [173]
Whether trial judge's failure to clarify intent question raised by jury resulted in an error of law Unanimous (oral)
R v Singh Riar
2015 SCC 50 [174]
Whether trial judge errors in mischaracterizing the accused's defence and in assessing the accused's evidence and credibility deprived the accused of a fair trial and caused a miscarriage of justice Unanimous (oral)
R v Appulonappa
2015 SCC 59 [175]
Whether the offence of organizing, inducing aiding or abetting persons coming into Canada without valid documentation is overbroad under s. 7 of the Charter Unanimous
B010 v Canada (Citizenship and Immigration)
2015 SCC 58 [176]
Requisite grounds to render a person inadmissible to apply for refugee status for having engaged in people smuggling; What limits may be inferred from provision under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act rendering persons inadmissible on grounds of organized criminality Unanimous

2016[edit]

2016 statistics
8
Majority or Plurality
3
Concurrence
0
Other
0
Dissent
1
Concurrence/dissent Total = 12
Written opinions = 7 Oral opinions = 5 Unanimous decisions = 6
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
Carter v Canada (AG)
2016 SCC 4 [177]
Motion seeking an order extending the suspension of the declaration of constitutional invalidity issued in Carter v Canada (AG), 2015 SCC 5 Cromwell, Moldaver and Brown JJ
R v Meer
2016 SCC 5 [178]
Accused challenging competence of trial lawyer Unanimous (oral)
R v Knapczyk
2016 SCC 10 [179]
Aiding and abetting offence of trafficking through distribution Unanimous (oral)
R v Safarzadeh-Markhali
2016 SCC 14 [180]
Whether denial of enhanced credit for pre-sentence custody to offenders who are denied bail primarily because of prior conviction is overboard in violation of s. 7 of the Charter Unanimous
R v Lloyd
2016 SCC 13 [181]
Cruel and unusual treatment or punishment in violation of s. 12 of the Charter Abella, Cromwell, Moldaver, Karakatsanis and Côté JJ
R v Shaoulle
2016 SCC 16 [182]
Whether verdict of trial judge was reasonable Unanimous (oral)
R v Williamson
2016 SCC 28 [183]
Right to be tried within a reasonable time under s. 11 of the Charter
Wilson v Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd
2016 SCC 29 [184]
Unjust dismissal of non-unionized employees under the Canada Labour Code Karakatsanis, Wagner and Gascon JJ
R v Cawthorne
2016 SCC 32 [185]
Whether provisions of the National Defence Act infringe ss. 7 and 11(d) of the Charter Unanimous
Urban Communications Inc v BCNET Networking Society
2016 SCC 45 [186]
Judicial review of commercial arbitration decisions Unanimous (oral)
British Columbia Teachers' Federation v British Columbia
2016 SCC 49 [187]
Freedom of association under s. 2(d) of the Charter and the right to collective bargaining Abella, Moldaver, Karakatsanis, Wagner, Gascon and Rowe JJ (oral)
Mennillo v Intramodal inc
2016 SCC 51 [188]
Reasonable expectations of shareholders Moldaver J

2017[edit]

2017 statistics
10
Majority or Plurality
0
Concurrence
0
Other
3
Dissent
1
Concurrence/dissent Total = 14
Written opinions = 10 Oral opinions = 4 Unanimous decisions = 5
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
Ernst v Alberta Energy Regulator
2017 SCC 1 [189]
Freedom of expression and Charter damages Moldaver and Brown JJ Côté J
R v Clark
2017 SCC 3 [190]
Constitutional law – Search and seizure Unanimous (oral)
R v Bédard
2017 SCC 4 [191]
Criminal law – Defence of officially induced error Unanimous (oral)
R v Natewayes
2017 SCC 5 [192]
Offence of breaking and entering and manslaughter Unanimous (oral)
British Columbia Freedom of Information and Privacy Association v British Columbia (AG)
2017 SCC 6 [193]
Constitutional law – Freedom of expression Unanimous
R v Bingley
2017 SCC 12 [194]
Expert opinion evidence Abella, Moldaver, Côté and Brown JJ
R v SB
2017 SCC 16 [195]
Powers of appellate courts Unanimous (oral)
Stewart v Elk Valley Coal Corp
2017 SCC 30 [196]
Discrimination based on mental and physical disability Abella, Karakatsanis, Côté, Brown and Rowe JJ
Douez v Facebook, Inc
2017 SCC 33 [197]
Private intentional law – Jurisdiction Côté J Moldaver J
Ktunaxa Nation v British Columbia (Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations)
2017 SCC 54 [198]
Freedom of religion Rowe J Abella, Karakatsanis, Wagner, Gascon and Brown JJ
R v Marakah
2017 SCC 59 [199]
Constitutional law – Admissibility of evidence derived from unreasonable search and seizure Abella, Karakatsanis and Gascon JJ
Cowper-Smith v Morgan
2017 SCC 61 [200]
Wills and estates and defence of proprietary estoppel Abella, Moldaver, Karakatsanis, Wagner, Gascon and Rowe JJ
British Columbia (Human Rights Tribunal) v Schrenk
2017 SCC 62 [201]
Discrimination on basis of employment Côté and Brown JJ
Deloitte & Touche v Livent Inc (Receiver of)
2017 SCC 63 [202]
Tort of negligence; duty of care and negligent misrepresentation by auditor Wagner and Côté JJ