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 (AG)
[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 AG)
[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 RNS
[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 of) Board of Police Commissioners
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 360; 2000 SCC 14 [34]
Labour arbitration None Unanimous
Ajax (Town of) v Canadian Auto Workers, 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 of)
[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 United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 500
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 565; 2001 SCC 47 [51]
Labour law; judicial review None None
Sept-Îles (City of) 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 (AG)
[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][permanent dead link]
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 (AG) v Walsh
[2002] 4 S.C.R. 325; 2002 SCC 83 [71]
Gosselin v Québec (AG)
[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]
ZI Pompey Industrie v ECU-Line NV
[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]
Canadian Union of Public Employees 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 of)
[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 (AG)
[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 (AG)
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 185; 2004 SCC 39 [88]
Quebec (AG) 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]
HL v. Canada (AG)
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 401; 2005 SCC 25 [98]
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co v Canada (AG)
[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 RC
[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 (AG)
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 530; 2005 SCC 73 [105]
Charlebois v Saint John (City of)
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 563; 2005 SCC 74 [106]
R v CD; R v CDK
[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]
HJ Heinz Co of Canada Ltd v Canada (AG)
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
DBS v SRG; LJW v TAR; 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 (AG) 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 of) 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 (AG) 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]