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List of Supreme Court of Canada cases

This is a chronological list of notable cases decided by the Supreme Court of Canada. For other important cases see List of Judicial Committees of the Privy Council & House of Lords cases, which were precedent in Canada or decisions of the court of last resort prior to the Supreme Court of Canada's complete jurisdiction as the court of last resort of Canada in 1949

Issues in Canadian Federalism

Under Canada's Implied Bill of Rights

  • Reference Re Alberta Statutes [1938] S.C.R. 100
  • Saumur v. The City of Quebec [1953] 2 S.C.R. 299
  • Deglman v. Guaranty Trust Co, v. Constantineau [1954] 3 S.C.R. 785
  • Switzman v. Elbling [1957] S.C.R. 285
  • Canada (A.G.) v. City of Montreal [1978] 2 S.C.R. 770. Beetz J.

After the adoption of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms 1982

  • Robichaud v. Canada (Treasury Board) [1987] 2 S.C.R. 84
    • Can an employer be liable for the discriminatory actions of an employee towards other employees.
  • R. v. Park [1995] 2 S.C.R. 836
    • established the mistaken belief in consent defence
  • Provincial Judges Reference [1997] 3 S.C.R. 3 Reference re Remuneration of Judges of the Provincial Court of Prince Edward Island
  • R. v. R.D.S [1997] 3 S.C.R. 484
    • split decision on the flexibility given to judges in using their personal experiences in deciding cases
  • R. v. Marshall [1999] 3 SCR 45
    • ruled that aboriginal fishing was not regulated by the government.

Work in progress (like the rest of Wikipedia). Please note that the brackets around the dates are the standard format of citing Supreme Court of Canada cases in Canada, as the date refers to a particular set of volumes in the Official Reporter series.

Last updated: 01-22-2005 01:24:35