Category 2: Applications for Leave Submitted

Applications for Leave Submitted 2006 to 2016

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Applications for Leave Submitted 2006 to 2016

Number of Applications 2006* 2007* 2008* 2009* 2010* 2011* 2012* 2013* 2014* 2015* 2016*
Granted 55 69 51 59 55 69 69 53 50 43 48
Dismissed 406 550 448 444 388 449 469 456 430 424 447
Pending as at December 31, 2016 - - - - - - - - - - 84
Total 461 619 499 503 443 518 538 509 480 467 579

Does not include applications for leave remanded to a lower court, discontinued, quashed or adjourned.

* Does not include cases that were submitted but extension of time was dismissed.

Applications for Leave 2015: Origin

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Applications for Leave 2016: Origin

Number of Applications
Ontario 175
Quebec 134
Federal Court of Appeal 97
British Columbia 76
Alberta 45
Saskatchewan 20
Manitoba 16
New Brunswick 13
Nova Scotia 13
Newfoundland & Labrador 4
Yukon 3
Prince Edward Island 1
Nunavut 1
Northwest Territories 0

Applications for Leave 2015: Type

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Applications for Leave 2016: Type

Cases are classified by the principal area of law

Percentage of Applications
Criminal Law 17%
Charter (non-criminal) 13%
Civil procedure 10%
Charter (criminal) 8%
Contracts / Commercial Law 7%
Administrative Law 5%
Constitutional Law 4%
Employment Law / Law of Professions 4%
Family Law 3%
Human rights 3%
Insurance 3%
Taxation 3%
Others 20%

Of all applications for leave, 25% were criminal and 75% were civil.


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