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Reasons of the Supreme Court of Canada by Justice LeBel

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

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 SCR 271; 2000 SCC 41 [1]
Admissibility None Unanimous
Blencoe v British Columbia (Human Rights Commission)
[2000] 2 SCR 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 SCR 913; 2000 SCC 62 [3]
Labour law, judicial review None Unanimous
Pacific National Investments Ltd v Victoria (City of)
[2000] 2 SCR 919; 2000 SCC 64 [4]
Zoning law None Gonthier, Iacobucci and Arbour JJ
R v Araujo
[2000] 2 SCR 992; 2000 SCC 65 [5]
Appeals; interception of communications None Unanimous

2001

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 SCR 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 SCR 221; 2001 SCC 4 [7]
Judicial review, natural justice None McLachlin CJ and L'Heureux-Dubé, Gonthier, Iacobucci, Bastarache and Arbour JJ
R v Ruzic
[2001] 1 SCR 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 SCR 207; 2001 SCC 39 [9]
Labour relations None Unanimous
114957 Canada Ltée (Spraytech, Société d'arrosage) v Hudson (Town of)
[2001] 2 SCR 241; 2001 SCC 40 [10]
Municipal laws None Unanimous
Boston v Boston
[2001] 2 SCR 413; 2001 SCC 43 [11]
Double recovery in spousal support from pensions None L'Heureux-Dubé J
Marcoux v Bouchard
[2001] 2 SCR 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 SCR 743; 2001 SCC 51 [13]
Physician responsibility; consent of patient None Unanimous
Singleton v Canada
[2001] 2 SCR 1046; 2001 SCC 61 [14]
Tax deductions None Bastarache J
Ludco Enterprises Ltd v Canada
[2001] 2 SCR 1082; 2001 SCC 62 [15]
Income tax deductions None None
R v Advance Cutting & Coring Ltd
[2001] 3 SCR 209; 2001 SCC 70 [16]
Charter; right of association None Gonthier and Arbour JJ
R v Rhee
[2001] 3 SCR 364; 2001 SCC 71 [17]
Charge to jury; reasonable doubt standard None None
R v Khan
[2001] 3 SCR 823; 2001 SCC 86 [18]
Right of appeal None None
Prévost-Masson v General Trust of Canada
[2001] 3 SCR 882; 2001 SCC 87 [19]
Professional liability; Chartered accountant None Unanimous

2002

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
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, Local 558 v Pepsi-Cola Canada Beverages (West) Ltd
[2002] 1 SCR 156; 2002 SCC 8 [20]
secondary picketing; freedom of expression; Charter McLachlin CJ Unanimous
R v Regan
[2002] 1 SCR 297; 2002 SCC 12 [21]
Abuse of process; Appellate remedies None McLachlin, L'Heureux-Dubé, Gonthier and Bastarache JJ
R v Guignard
[2002] 1 SCR 472; 2002 SCC 14 [22]
Charter; freedom of expression; signs None Unanimous
Whiten v Pilot Insurance Co
[2002] 1 SCR 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 SCR 719; 2002 SCC 21 [25]
Exception to life insurance for public order None Unanimous
Lavoie v Canada
[2002] 1 SCR 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 SCR 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 SCR 627; 2002 SCC 44 [28]
Union representation; Charter, equality of salaries None Unanimous
RC v Quebec (AG); R v Beauchamps
[2002] 2 SCR 762; 2002 SCC 52 [29]
Counsel fees None Unanimous
Ross River Dena Council Band v Canada
[2002] 2 SCR 816; 2002 SCC 54 [30]
Indian reserves None Gonthier, Iacobucci, Major, Binnie, and Arbour JJ
CIBC Mortgage Corp v Vasquez
[2002] 3 SCR 168; 2002 SCC 60 [31]
Exercise of hypothecary rights None None
Lavallée, Rackel & Heintz v Canada (AG); White, Ottenheimer & Baker v Canada (AG); R v Fink
[2002] 3 SCR 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 (AG)
[2002] 3 SCR 269; 2002 SCC 62 [33]
Sovereign immunity; statutory interpretation None Unanimous
Macdonell v Quebec (Commission d'accès à l'information)
[2002] 3 SCR 661; 2002 SCC 71 [34]
Judicial review; access to information Bastarache J Major and Binnie JJ
Quebec (AG) v Laroche
[2002] 3 SCR 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 SCR 205; 2002 SCC 78 [36]
forum non conveniens in Quebec None Unanimous
Gosselin v Québec (AG)
[2002] 4 SCR 429; 2002 SCC 84 [37]
Financial assistance; Charter rights None None
Prud'homme v Prud'homme
[2002] 4 SCR 663; 2002 SCC 85 [38]
Defamation L'Heureux-Dubé J Unanimous
Chamberlain v Surrey School District No 36
[2002] 4 SCR 710; 2002 SCC 86 [39]
Selection of books for use in classrooms; religious freedoms None None

2003

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 SCR 41; 2003 SCC 6 [40]
Sentencing None Unanimous
Allen v Alberta
[2003] 1 SCR 128; 2003 SCC 13 [41]
Labour law, jurisdiction None Uanimous
Desputeaux v Éditions Chouette (1987) inc
[2003] 1 SCR 178; 2003 SCC 17 [42]
Arbitration None Unanimous
Miglin v Miglin
[2003] 1 SCR 303; 2003 SCC 24 [43]
Spousal support; variation of agreements None Deschamps J
Figueroa v Canada (AG)
[2003] 1 SCR 912; 2003 SCC 37 [44]
Charter; right to vote None Gonthier and Deschamps JJ
Wewaykum Indian Band v Canada
[2003] 2 SCR 259; 2003 SCC 45 [45]
Reasonable apprehension of bias Unanimous None
o R v Bédard
[2003] 2 SCR 621; 2003 SCC 56 [46]
Evidence None Unanimous
Imperial Oil Ltd v Quebec (Minister of the Environment)
[2003] 2 SCR 624; 2003 SCC 58 [47]
Conflict of interest; environment None Unanimous
Doucet-Boudreau v Nova Scotia (Minister of Education)
[2003] 3 SCR 3; 2003 SCC 62 [48]
Charter remedies Deschamps J Major and Binnie JJ
Toronto (City of) v Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 79
[2003] 3 SCR 77; 2003 SCC 63 [49]
Labour arbitration; judicial review None Deschamps J
Ontario v Ontario Public Sector Employees Union
[2003] 3 SCR 149; 2003 SCC 64 [50]
Labour arbitration; judicial review None Deschamps J
Maranda v Richer
[2003] 3 SCR 193; 2003 SCC 67 [51]
Search warrants; solicitor-client privilege None McLachlin CJ, Gothier, Iacobucci, Major, Bastarache, Binnie and Arbour JJ
R v Taillefer; R v Duguay
[2003] 3 SCR 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 SCR 371; 2003 SCC 71 [53]
Costs; appeals None McLachlin CJ, Gonthier, Binnie, Arbour, LeBel and Deschamps JJ
Beals v Saldanha
[2003] 3 SCR 416; 2003 SCC 72 [54]
Enforcement of foreign judgments Binnie J Iacobucci J
R v Malmo-Levine; R v Caine
[2003] 3 SCR 571; 2003 SCC 74 [55]
Criminalization of marijuana; Charter rights None None
R v Clay
[2003] 3 SCR 735; 2003 SCC 75 [56]
Criminalization of marijuana; Charter rights None None

2004

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 SCR 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 SCR 456; 2004 SCC 18 [58]
Professional secrecy; lawyers None Unanimous
Voice Construction Ltd v Construction & General Workers' Union, Local 92
[2004] 1 SCR 609; 2004 SCC 23 [59]
Judicial review; labour law None Deschamps J
Cartaway Resources Corp (Re)
[2004] 1 SCR 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 SCR 789; 2004 SCC 30 [61]
Civil rights, discriminatory hiring None Unanimous
Bibaud v Québec (Régie de l'assurance maladie)
[2004] 2 SCR 3; 2004 SCC 35 [62]
Quebec civil procedure None Unanimous
Finney v Barreau du Québec
[2004] 2 SCR 17; 2004 SCC 36 [63]
Lawyer society; professional immunity None Unanimous
British Columbia v Canadian Forest Products Ltd
[2004] 2 SCR 74; 2004 SCC 38 [64]
Environmental damages None Bastarache and Fish JJ
Application under s 83.28 of the Criminal Code (Re)
[2004] 2 SCR 248; 2004 SCC 42 [65]
Anti-terrorism laws None Fish J
Vancouver Sun (Re)
[2004] 2 SCR 332; 2004 SCC 43 [66]
Investigative hears, terrorism, open courts None None
R v Kerr
[2004] 2 SCR 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 SCR 427; 2004 SCC 45 [68]
Intermediary liability; internet; extraterritoriality None None
R v Demers
[2004] 2 SCR 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 of)
[2004] 2 SCR 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 SCR 95; 2004 SCC 53 [71]
Defamation over television None McLachlin CJ and Iacobucci, Major, Bastarache and Deschamps JJ
Cabiakman v Industrial Alliance Life Insurance Co
[2004] 3 SCR 195; 2004 SCC 55 [72]
Employment law; extortion Fish J Unanimous
Épiciers Unis Métro-Richelieu Inc, division "Éconogros" v Collin
[2004] 3 SCR 257; 2004 SCC 59 [73]
Termination of suretyship; Quebec civil code None Unanimous
Glykis v Hydro-Québec
[2004] 3 SCR 285; 2004 SCC 60 [74]
Interruption of public services Fish J None
Entreprises Sibeca Inc v Frelighsburg (Municipality of)
[2004] 3 SCR 304; 2004 SCC 61 [75]
Zoning by-laws; immunity None Fish J
Lefebvre (Trustee of); Tremblay (Trustee of)
[2004] 3 SCR 326; 2004 SCC 63 [76]
Bankruptcy None Unanimous
Ouellet (Trustee of)
[2004] 3 SCR 348; 2004 SCC 64 [77]
Bankruptcy None Unanimous

2005

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 (AG)
[2005] 1 SCR 143; 2005 SCC 10 [78]
Federalism; Charter, freedom of expression; colour of margarine None Unanimous
R v Mapara
[2005] 1 SCR 358; 2005 SCC 23 [79]
Double hearsay; interception of communication None Fish J
Glegg v Smith & Nephew Inc
[2005] 1 SCR 724; 2005 SCC 31 [80]
Professional secrecy of medical records None Unanimous
Chaoulli v Quebec (AG)
[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 SCR 3; 2005 SCC 37 [82]
Police powers, roadside stops; Charter rights None Fish J
Mugesera v Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)
[2005] 2 SCR 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 SCR 401; 2005 SCC 46 [85]
Choice of law; Quebec private international law None Unanimous
Boucher v Stelco Inc
[2005] 3 SCR 279; 2005 SCC 64 [86]
Pensions None Unanimous
Kirkbi AG v Ritvik Holdings Inc
2005 SCC 65 [87]
Trade-marks None Unanimous
R v CD; R v CDK
[2005] 3 SCR 668; 2005 SCC 78 [88]
Sentencing youth None None
R v Labaye
[2005] 3 SCR 728; 2005 SCC 80 [89]
Indecency Bastarache J None
R v Kouri
[2005] 3 SCR 789; 2005 SCC 81 [90]
Indecency Bastarache J None
May v Ferndale Institution
[2005] 3 SCR 809; 2005 SCC 82 [91]
Procudural rights in transfer of prisoners Fish J McLachlin CJ and Binnie, Deschamps and Abella JJ

2006

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 SCR 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 SCR 27; 2006 SCC 2 [93]
Labour law, termination None McLachlin CJ and Fish J
Multani v Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys
[2006] 1 SCR 256; 2006 SCC 6 [94]
Judicial review; freedom of religion None None
Lévis (City of) v Tétreault; Lévis (City of) v 2629-4470 Québec inc
[2006] 1 SCR 420; 2006 SCC 12 [95]
Motor vehicle offences; officially induced error None Unanimous
R v Graveline
[2006] 1 SCR 609; 2006 SCC 16 [96]
Overturning jury verdicts None None
Bisaillon v Concordia University
[2006] 1 SCR 666; 2006 SCC 19 [97]
Labour law; pension plans Deschamps, Abella and Charron JJ
Placer Dome Canada Ltd v Ontario (Minister of Finance)
[2006] 1 SCR 715; 2006 SCC 20 [98]
Mining taxation None Unanimous
Jesuit Fathers of Upper Canada v Guardian Insurance Co of Canada
[2006] 1 SCR 744; 2006 SCC 21 [99]
Insurance law, liability policies None Unanimous
Mattel, Inc v 3894207 Canada Inc
[2006] 1 SCR 722; 2006 SCC 22 [100]
Trade-mark confusion None None
Robertson v Thomson Corp
[2006] 2 SCR 363; 2006 SCC 43 [101]
Copyright infringement; licensing Fish J Bastarache, Deschamps and Rothstein JJ
R v Shoker
[2006] 2 SCR 399; 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 CJ and Deschamps and Abella JJ
Pharmascience Inc v Binet
_ S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 48 [104]
Professional ethics None McLachlin CJ and Bastarache, Binnie, Deschamps, Charron and Rothstein JJ

2007

2008

2009

2010

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
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2011

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
R v Bruce
2011 SCC 4 [105]
Reasonableness of trial verdict - Deschamps, Abella, Charron, Rothstein and Cromwell JJ
Quebec (AG) v Canada
2011 SCC 11 [106]
Whether social services provided in schools were "welfare services" within the meaning of the Canada Assistance Plan federal-provincial welfare costs-sharing agreement - Unanimous
Seidel v TELUS Communications Inc
2011 SCC 15 [107]
XXX Deschamps J Abella and Charron JJ
Ontario (AG) v Fraser
2011 SCC 20 [108]
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 McLachlin CJ Binnie, Fish and Cromwell JJ
Canada (Information Commissioner) v Canada (Minister of National Defence)
2011 SCC 25 [109]
Access to information - -
Schreyer v Schreyer
2011 SCC 35 [110]
Effect of bankruptcy and discharge on equalization payment - Unanimous
R v Sinclair
2011 SCC 40 [111]
XXX - Deschamps and Rothstein JJ
R v Katigbak
2011 SCC 48 [112]
Possession of child pornography and statutory defences - Fish J
R v Dorfer
2011 SCC 50 [113]
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 - Fish J
Canada (Canadian Human Rights Commission) v Canada (AG)
2011 SCC 53 [114]
Whether standard of reasonableness applies to a human rights tribunal's decision to award costs, and whether the tribunal made a reviewable error in awarding costs to the complainant -- Whether federal human rights tribunal has jurisdiction to award costs Cromwell JJ Unanimous
R v Bouchard-Lebrun
2011 SCC 58 [115]
Whether a toxic psychosis whose symptoms are caused by a state of self-induced intoxication can be a "mental disorder" for the purpose of the defence of not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder - Unanimous

2012

Statistics
13
Majority or Plurality
1
Concurrence
0
Other
4
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 18
Written opinions = 15 Oral opinions = 3 Unanimous decisions = 11
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
Toronto-Dominion Bank v Canada
2012 SCC 1 [116]
Taxation and bankruptcy and insolvency - Unanimous (oral)
SL v Commission scolaire des Chênes
2012 SCC 7 [117]
Whether refusal of school board to exempt children from ethics and religious culture course infringed freedom of religion under s. 2(a) of the Charter - Fish J
Richard v Time Inc
2012 SCC 8 [118]
Consumer protection and false or misleading representations under the Quebec Consumer Protection Act Cromwell J Unanimous
R v Ipeelee
2012 SCC 13 [119]
Principles governing the sentencing of aboriginal offenders - McLachlin CJ and Binnie, Deschamps, Fish and Abella JJ
Éditions Écosociété Inc v Banro Corp
2012 SCC 18 [120]
Choice of forum and forum non conveniens - Unanimous
Club Resorts Ltd v Van Breda
2012 SCC 17 [121]
Choice of forum and forum non conveniens - Unanimous
Breeden v Black
2012 SCC 19 [122]
Choice of forum and forum non conveniens - Unanimous
Cinar Corp v Robinson
2012 SCC 25 [123]
Whether applicants on application for leave to the Supreme Court of Canada must provide security for amounts they would have to pay should their appeals be unsuccessful - Unanimous
Westmount (City of) v Rossy
2012 SCC 30 [124]
No-fault public automobile insurance scheme under the Quebec Automobile Insurance Act; Whether driver's injuries were "caused by an automobile, by the use thereof or by the load carried in or on an automobile" - Unanimous
Clements v Clements
2012 SCC 32 [125]
Tort of negligence and appropriate test for factual causation - Rothstein J
Re:Sound v Motion Picture Theatre Associations of Canada
2012 SCC 38 [126]
Intellectual property and whether a pre-existing recording into the soundtrack of a cinematographic work constitutes a "sound recording" subject to the payment of a tariff under the Copyright Act - Unanimous
R v Picot
2012 SCC 54 [127]
Whether the trial judge's failure to consider testimony on collateral matters which may have bolstered credibility of complainant constitutes an error of law - Unanimous (oral)
R v Nedelcu
2012 SCC 59 [128]
Whether Crown at criminal trial may cross examine an accused on prior inconsistent statements without infringing the right against self-incrimination under s. 13 of the Charter - Fish and Cromwell JJ
Teva Canada Ltd v Pfizer Canada Inc
2012 SCC 60 [129]
Intellectual property and whether patent application met disclosure requirements under s. 27(3) of the Patent Act - Unanimous
R v DJW
2012 SCC 63 [130]
Appeal of convictions for aggravated assault and assault with a weapon and a stay of conviction for criminal negligence causing bodily harm - Unanimous (oral)
R v Aucoin
2012 SCC 66 [131]
Whether pat-down search was unreasonable under s. 8 of the Charter; Whether detention of the accused was unlawful under s. 9 of the Charter; Whether evidence ought to be excluded pursuant to s. 24(2) of the Charter - Fish J
Newfoundland and Labrador v AbitibiBowater Inc
2012 SCC 67 [132]
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 - -
R v NS
2012 SCC 72 [133]
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 - Rothstein J

2013

Statistics
12
Majority or Plurality
0
Concurrence
0
Other
5
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 17
Written opinions = 15 Oral opinions = 2 Unanimous decisions = 10
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
R v Ryan
2013 SCC 3 [134]
Criminal defence of duress Cromwell J McLachlin CJ and Deschamps, Abella, Rothstein, Moldaver and Karakatsanis JJ
Quebec (AG) v A
2013 SCC 5 [135]
Discrimination based on marital status under s. 15(1) of the Charter - Fish, Rothstein and Moldaver JJ
Sun Indalex Finance, LLC v United Steelworkers
2013 SCC 6 [136]
Pensions and bankruptcy and insolvency - Abella J
Penner v Niagara (Regional Police Services Board)
2013 SCC 19 [137]
Issue estoppel: administrative tribunal proceedings and civil proceedings Abella J Rothstein J
R v Murphy
2013 SCC 21 [138]
Reasonableness of trial verdict - Unanimous (oral)
R v Lévesque
2013 SCC 20 [139]
Appropriateness of jury charge - Unanimous (oral)
Behn v Moulton Contracting Ltd
2013 SCC 26 [140]
Standing of aboriginal persons to claim as a tort defence the Crown's failure of its duty to consult - Unanimous
Agraira v Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
2013 SCC 36 [141]
Judicial review of decision of Minister of Immigration - Unanimous
Ezokola v Canada (Citizenship and Immigration)
2013 SCC 40 [142]
Rejection of refugee applicant on grounds of complicity in crimes against humanity; Whether passive acquiescence is sufficient to establish complicity Fish J Unanimous
Marine Services International Ltd v Ryan Estate
2013 SCC 44 [143]
Division of powers - Whether negligence action brought by dependents under federal maritime legislation is prohibited by provincial workers' compensation legislation Karakatsanis J Unanimous
Divito v Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
2013 SCC 47 [144]
Constitutional challenge of provisions of the International Transfer of Offenders Act under mobility rights under s. 6(1) of the Charter Fish J McLachlin CJ
R v MacKenzie
2013 SCC 50 [145]
Unreasonable search and seizure and exclusion of evidence under ss. 8 and 24(2) of the Charter - McLachlin CJ and Fish and Cromwell JJ
R v RL
2013 SCC 54 [146]
Application for extension of time to appeal convictions - Unanimous
Infineon Technologies AG v Option consommateurs
2013 SCC 59 [147]
Civil procedure - Class actions and court jurisdiction - Unanimous
Quebec (Agence du Revenu) v Services Environnementaux AES inc
2013 SCC 65 [148]
Contractual interpretation and intention of contracting parties - Unanimous
Amaratunga v Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization
2013 SCC 66 [149]
Public international law and jurisdictional immunity - Unanimous
Wood v Schaeffer
2013 SCC 71 [150]
Whether police officers have right to consult with counsel before making notes on an incident; Whether police officers are entitled to basic legal advice as to the nature of rights and obligations in connection with an incident Cromwell J Fish J

2014

Statistics
10
Majority or Plurality
0
Concurrence
0
Other
1
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 11
Written opinions = 9 Oral opinions = 2 Unanimous decisions = 5
Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
Vivendi Canada Inc v Dell'Aniello
2014 SCC 1 [151]
Authorization of class actions Wagner J Unanimous
R v MacDonald
2014 SCC 3 [152]
Unreasonable search and seizure - McLachlin CJ and Fish and Abella JJ
R v Davis
2014 SCC 4 [153]
Powers of appellate courts - Unanimous (oral)
R v Sekhon
2014 SCC 15 [154]
Admissibility of expert evidence - McLachlin CJ
Reference Re Supreme Court Act, ss 5 and 6
2014 SCC 21 [155]
Eligibility requirements to the Supreme Court of Canada McLachlin CJ and Abella, Cromwell, Karakatsanis and Wagner JJ -
R v Leinen
2014 SCC 23 [156]
Proper jury instruction on panic attack defence - Unanimous (oral)
Mission Institution v Khela
2014 SCC 24 [157]
Jurisdiction of courts - Unanimous
United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 503 v Wal-Mart Canada Corp
2014 SCC 45 [158]
Judicial review of labour arbitration decision and employer's unilateral change of employment conditions under s. 59 of the Quebec Labour Code - McLachlin CJ and Abella, Cromwell and Karakatsanis JJ
Canada (AG) v Confédération des syndicats nationaux
2014 SCC 49 [159]
Motions to dismiss Wagner J Unanimous
Kazemi Estate v Islamic Republic of Iran
2014 SCC 62 [160]
Public international law and sovereign immunity - McLachlin CJ and Rothstein, Cromwell, Moldaver and Karakatsanis JJ
Imperial Oil v Jacques
2014 SCC 66 [161]
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 Wagner J -

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Other
1
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Concurrence/dissent Total = 3
Written opinions = 3 Oral opinions = 0 Unanimous decisions = 0
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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 McLachlin CJ 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 McLachlin CJ Cromwell, Karakatsanis and Wagner JJ
Quebec (AG) v Canada (AG)
2015 SCC 14 [164]
Whether federal legislation abolishing the long-gun registry also containing provision requiring the destruction of long-gun registration data is ultra vires the criminal law power of Parliament under s. 91(27) of the Constitution Act, 1867 Wagner and Gascon JJ Abella J

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