Additional Information about Court Records available on this website

Webcasts

Courtroom proceedings will be webcast live unless a case may not be suitable for webcasting due to a publication ban or privacy concerns. An archive of webcasts will be maintained on the website. There are restrictions on the use of webcasts. If you want permission to use a webcast, you must submit an on-line Request to Use Supreme Court of Canada Photographs, Videos or Webcasts.

Factums on Appeal

These are documents prepared by or on behalf of parties to proceedings and filed with the Court. Factums set out the facts of the case, the legal issues and the legal arguments. If a factum on appeal contains personal information that should not be made widely available over the Internet (for example, an individual's home address, social insurance number or bank account number), the lawyer preparing the factum will be required to provide a redacted electronic version of a factum that omits such information. Similarly, as set out in the Guidelines for Preparing Documents to be Filed with the Supreme Court of Canada (Print and Electronic), information that is subject to a publication ban will have to be redacted. The redacted version of the factum will be posted on the website.  If you have questions about a factum or want permission to use a factum, please contact the author of the factum directly. His or her contact information appears on the first page of each factum. Factums on Appeal are available from SCC Case Information.

Memorandums of Argument on an Application for Leave to Appeal

These are documents prepared by or on behalf of parties to proceedings and filed with the Court at the application for leave to appeal stage.  Memorandums on an application for leave to appeal set out the facts, the questions in issue and legal arguments on leave and are only posted in those cases in which the Court grants leave to appeal.  If a memorandum of argument contains personal information that should not be made widely available over the Internet (for example, an individual's home address, social insurance number or bank account number), the lawyer preparing the memorandum of argument will be required to provide a redacted electronic version of a memorandum of argument that omits such information.  Similarly, as set out in the Guidelines for Preparing Documents to be Filed with the Supreme Court of Canada (Print and Electronic), information that is subject to a publication ban will have to be redacted.  The redacted version of the memorandum of argument will be posted on the website.  If you have questions about a memorandum of argument or want to use a memorandum of argument, please contact the author of the memorandum of argument directly.  His or her name appears at the end of the memorandum of argument.  The memorandums of argument and contact information for counsel are available from SCC Case Information.