Reasons of the Supreme Court of Canada by Justice LeBel

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

2000[edit]

Louis LeBel 2000 statistics
4
Majority or Plurality
0
Concurrence
0
Other
0
Dissent
1
Concurrence/dissent Total = 5
Written opinions = 4 Oral opinions = 1 Unanimous opinions = ?
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
o R. v. Caouette
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 271; 2000 SCC 41 [1]
Admissibility None Unanimous
Blencoe v. British Columbia (Human Rights Commission)
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 307; 2000 SCC 44 [2]
Abuse of process, Charter, security of person, Human Rights Commissions None Iacobucci, Binnie and Arbour JJ.
o Syndicat de l'enseignement du Grand-Portage v. Morency
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 913; 2000 SCC 62 [3]
Labour law, judicial review None Unanimous
Pacific National Investments Ltd. v. Victoria (City)
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 919; 2000 SCC 64 [4]
Zoning law None Gonthier, Iacobucci and Arbour JJ.
R. v. Araujo
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 992; 2000 SCC 65 [5]
Appeals; interception of communications None Unanimous

2001[edit]

Louis LeBel 2001 statistics
7
Majority or Plurality
1
Concurrence
0
Other
5
Dissent
1
Concurrence/dissent Total = 14
Written reasons = ? Oral reasons = ? Unanimous reasons = ?
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
R. v. Parrott
[2001] 1 S.C.R. 178; 2001 SCC 3 [6]
Hearsay exceptions; expert witnesses None L’Heureux-Dubé and Gonthier JJ.
Ellis-Don Ltd. v. Ontario (Labour Relations Board)
[2001] 1 S.C.R. 221; 2001 SCC 4 [7]
Judicial review, natural justice None McLachlin C.J. and L’Heureux‑Dubé, Gonthier, Iacobucci, Bastarache and Arbour JJ.
R. v. Ruzic
[2001] 1 S.C.R. 687; , 2001 SCC 24 [8]
Defence of duress; security of person; Charter None Unanimous
Noël v. Société d'énergie de la Baie James
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 207; 2001 SCC 39 [9]
Labour relations None Unanimous
114957 Canada Ltée (Spraytech, Société d'arrosage) v. Hudson (Town)
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 241; 2001 SCC 40 [10]
Municipal laws None Unanimous
Boston v. Boston
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 413; 2001 SCC 43 [11]
Double recovery in spousal support from pensions None L’Heureux-Dubé J.
Marcoux v. Bouchard
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 726; 2001 SCC 50 [12]
Physician responsibility; consent of patient None Unanimous
Lac d'Amiante du Québec Ltée v. 2858-0702 Québec Inc.
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 743; 2001 SCC 51 [13]
Physician responsibility; consent of patient None Unanimous
Singleton v. Canada
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 1046; 2001 SCC 61 [14]
Tax deductions None Bastarache J.
Ludco Enterprises Ltd. v. Canada
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 1082; 2001 SCC 62 [15]
Income tax deductions None None
R. v. Advance Cutting & Coring Ltd.
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 209; 2001 SCC 70 [16]
Charter; right of association None Gonthier and Arbour JJ.
R. v. Rhee
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 364; 2001 SCC 71 [17]
Charge to jury; reasonable doubt standard None None
R. v. Khan
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 823; 2001 SCC 86 [18]
Right of appeal None None
Prévost-Masson v. General Trust of Canada
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 882; 2001 SCC 87 [19]
Professional liability; Chartered accountant None Unanimous

2002[edit]

Louis LeBel 2002 statistics
11
Majority or Plurality
3
Concurrence
1
Other
3
Dissent
1
Concurrence/dissent Total = 19
Written reasons = ? Oral reasons = ? Unanimous reasons = ?
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
R.W.D.S.U., Local 558 v. Pepsi-Cola Canada Beverages (West) Ltd.
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 156; 2002 SCC 8 [20]
secondary picketing; freedom of expression; Charter McLachlin C.J. Unanimous
R. v. Regan
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 297; 2002 SCC 12 [21]
Abuse of process; Appellate remedies None McLachlin, L'Heureux-Dubé, Gonthier and Bastarache JJ.
R. v. Guignard
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 472; 2002 SCC 14 [22]
Charter; freedom of expression; signs None Unanimous
Whiten v. Pilot Insurance Co.
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 595; 2002 SCC 18 [23]
Punitive damages; charge to jury None None
Performance Industries Ltd. v. Sylvan Lake Golf & Tennis Club Ltd.
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 678; 2002 SCC 19 [24]
Rectification of contract; punitive damages None None
Goulet v. Transamerica Life Insurance Co. of Canada
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 719; 2002 SCC 21 [25]
Exception to life insurance for public order None Unanimous
Lavoie v. Canada
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 769; 2002 SCC 23 [26]
Charter, equality rights; citizenship None None
Kitkatla Band v. British Columbia (Minister of Small Business, Tourism and Culture)
[2002] 2 S.C.R. 146; 2002 SCC 31 [27]
Aboriginal heritage; federalism None Unanimous
Tremblay v. Syndicat des employées et employés professionnels-les et de bureau, section locale 57
[2002] 2 S.C.R. 627; 2002 SCC 44 [28]
Union representation; Charter, equality of salaries None Unanimous
R.C. v. Quebec (Attorney General); R. v. Beauchamps
[2002] 2 S.C.R. 762; 2002 SCC 52 [29]
Counsel fees None Unanimous
Ross River Dena Council Band v. Canada
[2002] 2 S.C.R. 816; 2002 SCC 54 [30]
Indian reserves None Gonthier, Iacobucci, Major, Binnie, and Arbour JJ.
CIBC Mortgage Corp. v. Vasquez
[2002] 3 S.C.R. 168; 2002 SCC 60 [31]
Exercise of hypothecary rights None None
Lavallee, Rackel & Heintz v. Canada (Attorney General); White, Ottenheimer & Baker v. Canada (Attorney General); R. v. Fink
[2002] 3 S.C.R. 209; 2002 SCC 61 [32]
Charter, section 8, unreasonable search or seizure; solicitor-client privilege None L'Heureux-Dubé and Gonthier JJ.
Schreiber v. Canada (Attorney General)
[2002] 3 S.C.R. 269; 2002 SCC 62 [33]
Sovereign immunity; statutory interpretation None Unanimous
Macdonell v. Quebec (Commission d'accès à l'information)
[2002] 3 S.C.R. 661; 2002 SCC 71 [34]
Judicial review; access to information Bastarache J. Major and Binnie JJ.
Quebec (Attorney General) v. Laroche
[2002] 3 S.C.R. 708; 2002 SCC 72 [35]
Charter, section 8; seizure of proceeds of a crime None L'Heureux-Dubé, Gonthier, Iacobucci and Bastarache JJ.
Spar Aerospace Ltd. v. American Mobile Satellite Corp.
[2002] 4 S.C.R. 205; 2002 SCC 78 [36]
forum non conveniens in Quebec None Unanimous
Gosselin v. Québec (Attorney General)
[2002] 4 S.C.R. 429; 2002 SCC 84 [37]
Financial assistance; Charter rights None None
Prud'homme v. Prud'homme
[2002] 4 S.C.R. 663; 2002 SCC 85 [38]
Defamation L'Heureux-Dube Unanimous
Chamberlain v. Surrey School District No. 36
[2002] 4 S.C.R. 710; 2002 SCC 86 [39]
Selection of books for use in classrooms; religious freedoms None None

2003[edit]

Louis LeBel 2003 statistics
?
Majority or Plurality
?
Concurrence
?
Other
?
Dissent
?
Concurrence/dissent Total = ?
Written reasons= ? Oral reasons = ? Unanimous reasons= ?
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
R. v. Zinck
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 41; 2003 SCC 6 [40]
Sentencing None Unanimous
Allen v. Alberta
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 128; 2003 SCC 13 [41]
Labour law, jurisdiction None Uanimous
Desputeaux v. Éditions Chouette (1987) inc.
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 178; 2003 SCC 17 [42]
Arbitration None Unanimous
Miglin v. Miglin
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 303; 2003 SCC 24 [43]
Spousal support; variation of agreements None Deschamps J.
Figueroa v. Canada (Attorney General)
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 912; 2003 SCC 37 [44]
Charter; right to vote None Gonthier, Deschamps JJ.
Wewaykum Indian Band v. Canada
[2003] 2 S.C.R. 259; 2003 SCC 45 [45]
Reasonable apprehension of bias Unanimous None
o R. v. Bédard
[2003] 2 S.C.R. 621; 2003 SCC 56 [46]
Evidence None Unanimous
Imperial Oil Ltd. v. Quebec (Minister of the Environment)
[2003] 2 S.C.R. 624; 2003 SCC 58 [47]
Conflict of interest; environment None Unanimous
Doucet-Boudreau v. Nova Scotia (Minister of Education)
[2003] 3 S.C.R. 3; 2003 SCC 62 [48]
Charter remedies Deschamps J. Major and Binnie JJ.
Toronto (City) v. C.U.P.E., Local 79
[2003] 3 S.C.R. 77; 2003 SCC 63 [49]
Labour arbitration; judicial review None Deschamps J.
Ontario v. O.P.S.E.U.
[2003] 3 S.C.R. 149; 2003 SCC 64 [50]
Labour arbitration; judicial review None Deschamps J.
Maranda v. Richer
[2003] 3 S.C.R. 193; 2003 SCC 67 [51]
Search warrants; solicitor-client privilege None McLachlin C.J., Gothier, Iacobucci, Major, Bastarache, Binnie and Arbour JJ.
R. v. Taillefer; R. v. Duguay
[2003] 3 S.C.R. 307; 2003 SCC 70 [52]
Evidence; Charter, right to full answer and defence None Unanimous
British Columbia (Minister of Forests) v. Okanagan Indian Band
[2003] 3 S.C.R. 371; 2003 SCC 71 [53]
Costs; appeals None McLachlin C.J., Gonthier, Binnie, Arbour, LeBel and Deschamps JJ.
Beals v. Saldanha
[2003] 3 S.C.R. 416; 2003 SCC 72 [54]
Enforcement of foreign judgments Binnie J. Iacobucci J.
R. v. Malmo-Levine; R. v. Caine
[2003] 3 S.C.R. 571; 2003 SCC 74 [55]
Criminalization of marijuana; Charter rights None None
R. v. Clay
[2003] 3 S.C.R. 735; 2003 SCC 75 [56]
Criminalization of marijuana; Charter rights None None

2004[edit]

Louis LeBel 2004 statistics
11
Majority or Plurality
5
Concurrence
0
Other
5
Dissent
?
Concurrence/dissent Total = 21
Written reasons = ? Oral reasons = ? Unanimous reasons = ?
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
o 9050-3400 Québec Inc. v. Riverin, Girard & Associés Inc.
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 301; 2004 SCC 8 [57]
Insurance in Quebec None Unanimous
Foster Wheeler Power Co. v. Société intermunicipale de gestion et d'élimination des déchets (SIGED) inc.
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 456; 2004 SCC 18 [58]
Professional secrecy; lawyers None Unanimous
Voice Construction Ltd. v. Construction & General Workers' Union, Local 92
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 609; 2004 SCC 23 [59]
Judicial review; labour law None Deschamps
Cartaway Resources Corp. (Re)
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 672; 2004 SCC 26 [60]
Judicial review; securities None Unanimous
Quebec (Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse) v. Communauté urbaine de Montréal
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 789; 2004 SCC 30 [61]
Civil rights, discriminatory hiring None Unanimous
Bibaud v. Québec (Régie de l'assurance maladie)
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 3; 2004 SCC 35 [62]
Quebec civil procedure None Unanimous
Finney v. Barreau du Québec
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 17; 2004 SCC 36 [63]
Lawyer society; professional immunity None Unanimous
British Columbia v. Canadian Forest Products Ltd.
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 74; 2004 SCC 38 [64]
Environmental damages None Bastarache and Fish JJ.
Application under s. 83.28 of the Criminal Code (Re)
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 248; 2004 SCC 42 [65]
Anti-terrorism laws None Fish J.
Vancouver Sun (Re)
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 332; 2004 SCC 43 [66]
Investigative hears, terrorism, open courts None None
R. v. Kerr
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 371; 2004 SCC 44 [67]
Weapon offences None Arbour J.
Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v. Canadian Assn. of Internet Providers
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 427; 2004 SCC 45 [68]
Intermediary liability; internet; extraterritoriality None None
R. v. Demers
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 489; 2004 SCC 46 [69]
Criminal law, Mental capacity; Charter rights None None
Congrégation des témoins de Jéhovah de St-Jérôme-Lafontaine v. Lafontaine (Village)
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 650; 2004 SCC 48 [70]
Municipal law; freedom of religion None Bastarache and Deschamps JJ.
Gilles E. Néron Communication Marketing Inc. v. Chambre des notaires du Québec
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 95; 2004 SCC 53 [71]
Defamation over television None McLachlin C.J. and Iacobucci, Major, Bastarache and Deschamps JJ.
Cabiakman v. Industrial Alliance Life Insurance Co.
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 195; 2004 SCC 55 [72]
Employment law; extortion Fish J. Unanimous
Épiciers Unis Métro-Richelieu Inc., division "Éconogros" v. Collin
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 257; 2004 SCC 59 [73]
Termination of suretyship; Quebec civil code None Unanimous
Glykis v. Hydro-Québec
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 285; 2004 SCC 60 [74]
Interruption of public services Fish J. None
Entreprises Sibeca Inc. v. Frelighsburg (Municipality)
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 304; 2004 SCC 61 [75]
Zoning by-laws; immunity None Fish J.
Lefebvre (Trustee of); Tremblay (Trustee of)
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 326; 2004 SCC 63 [76]
Bankruptcy None Unanimous
Ouellet (Trustee of)
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 348; 2004 SCC 64 [77]
Bankruptcy None Unanimous

2005[edit]

Louis LeBel 2005 statistics
7
Majority or Plurality
3
Concurrence
0
Other
3
Dissent
1
Concurrence/dissent Total = 14
Written opinions = ? Oral opinions = ? Unanimous opinions = ?
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
UL Canada Inc. v. Quebec (Attorney General)
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 143; 2005 SCC 10 [78]
Federalism; Charter, freedom of expression; colour of margarine None Unanimous
R. v. Mapara
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 358; 2005 SCC 23 [79]
Double hearsay; interception of communication None Fish J.
Glegg v. Smith & Nephew Inc.
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 724; 2005 SCC 31 [80]
Professional secrecy of medical records None Unanimous
Chaoulli v. Quebec (Attorney General)
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 791; 2005 SCC 35 [81]
Charter rights, hospital wait times Binnie J. Fish J.
R. v. Orbanski; R. v. Elias
[2005] 2 S.C.R. 3; 2005 SCC 37 [82]
Police powers, roadside stops; Charter rights None Fish
Mugesera v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)
[2005] 2 S.C.R. 100; 2005 SCC 40 [83]
Judicial review; deportation; hate crimes Unanimous None
R. v. Marshall; R. v. Bernard
[2005] 2 S.C.R. 220; 2005 SCC 43 [84]
Aboriginal treaty and title, logging rights None Fish J.
GreCon Dimter inc. v. J. R. Normand inc.
[2005] 2 S.C.R. 401; 2005 SCC 46 [85]
Choice of law; Quebec private international law None Unanimous
Boucher v. Stelco Inc.
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 279; 2005 SCC 64 [86]
Pensions None Unanimous
Kirkbi AG v. Ritvik Holdings Inc.
2005 SCC 65 [87]
Trade-marks None Unanimous
R. v. C.D.; R. v. C.D.K.
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 668; 2005 SCC 78 [88]
Sentencing youth None None
R. v. Labaye
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 728; 2005 SCC 80 [89]
Indecency Bastarache J. None
R. v. Kouri
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 789; 2005 SCC 81 [90]
Indecency Bastarache J. None
May v. Ferndale Institution
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 809; 2005 SCC 82 [91]
Procudural rights in transfer of prisoners Fish J. McLachlin C.J. and Binnie, Deschamps and Abella JJ.

2006[edit]

Louis LeBel 2006 statistics
5
Majority or Plurality
2
Concurrence
0
Other
2
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 9
Written reasons= ? Oral reasons = ? Unanimous reasons = ?
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
Canada (Human Rights Commission) v. Canadian Airlines International Ltd.
[2006] 1 S.C.R. 3; 2006 SCC 1 [92]
Discrimination, equal wages Abella J. Unanimous
Isidore Garon ltée v. Tremblay; Fillion et Frères (1976) inc. v. Syndicat national des employés de garage du Québec inc.
[2006] 1 S.C.R. 27; 2006 SCC 2 [93]
Labour law, termination None McLachlin C.J. and Fish J.
Multani v. Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys
[2006] 1 S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 6 [94]
Judicial review; freedom of religion None None
Lévis (City) v. Tétreault; Lévis (City) v. 2629-4470 Québec inc.
1 S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 12 [95]
Motor vehicle offences; officially induced error None Unanimous
R. v. Graveline
1 S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 16 [96]
Overturning jury verdicts None None
Bisaillon v. Concordia University
_ S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 19 [97]
Labour law; pension plans Deschamps, Abella and Charron JJ.
Placer Dome Canada Ltd. v. Ontario (Minister of Finance)
_ S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 20 [98]
Mining taxation None Unanimous
Jesuit Fathers of Upper Canada v. Guardian Insurance Co. of Canada
_ S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 21 [99]
Insurance law, liability policies None Unanimous
Mattel, Inc. v. 3894207 Canada Inc.
_ S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 22 [100]
Trade-mark confusion None None
Robertson v. Thomson Corp.
_ S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 43 [101]
Copyright infringement; licensing Fish J. Bastarache, Deschamps and Rothstein JJ.
R. v. Shoker
_ S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 44 [102]
Sentencing, probation None Bastarache J.
Imperial Oil Ltd. v. Canada; Inco Ltd. v. Canada
_ S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 46 [103]
Income tax None McLachlin C.J. and Deschamps and Abella JJ.
Pharmascience Inc. v. Binet
_ S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 48 [104]
Professional ethics None McLachlin C.J. and Bastarache, Binnie, Deschamps, Charron and Rothstein JJ.

2007[edit]

* Note: This table is complete up until January 4, 2007