Category 3: Appeals Heard

Appeals Heard 2015: Origin

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Appeals Heard 2016: Origin

Number of Appeals
British Columbia 17
Alberta 15
Quebec 12
Federal Court of Appeal 8
Ontario 6
New Brunswick 1
Nova Scotia 1
Manitoba 1
Saskatchewan 1
Newfoundland and Labrador 1
Northwest Territories 0
Prince Edward Island 0
Yukon 0
Nunavut 0

Appeals Heard 2015: Type

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Appeals Heard 2016: Type

Cases are classified by the principal area of law.

Percentage of Appeals
Criminal Law 24%
Charter (criminal) 17%
Charter (non-criminal) 6%
Administrative Law 5%
Commercial Law 5%
Constitutional Law 5%
Courts 5%
Insurance 5%
Arbitration 3%
Privacy 3%
Taxation 3%
Others 19%

Of all appeals, 41% were criminal and 59% were civil.

The Constitutional Law and Criminal Law categories do not include Charter cases.

Appeals Heard 2006 to 2016: By Leave/As of Right

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Appeals Heard 2006 to 2016: As of Right/By Leave

Number of Appeals 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
As of right 13 10 16 12 15 19 15 12 22 15 15
By leave 67 43 66 60 50 51 63 63 58 48 48
Total 80 53 82 72 65 70 78 75 80 63 63

Appeals Heard 2006 to 2016: Disposition

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Appeals Heard 2006 to 2016: Disposition

Appeals where a rehearing or remand was ordered or that were discontinued after hearing are not counted, nor are opinions on References under s.53 of the Supreme Court Act.

Number of Appeals 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Allowed 49 21 38 29 28 34 34 29 35 24 22
Dismissed 31 32 44 43 37 35 44 45 44 39 17
Reserved as at December 31, 2016 - - - - - - - - - - 24
Total 80 53 82 72 65 69 78 74 79 63 63

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