Supreme Court of Canada: Year in Review 2018


Notable Decisions

All Decisions

Case Name Origin Decision Date
1 R. v. Seipp British Columbia Jan. 16
2 Delta Air Lines Inc. v. Lukács Federal Court of Appeal Jan. 19
3 Quebec (Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail) v. Caron Quebec Feb. 1
4 Williams Lake Indian Band v. Canada (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development) Federal Court of Appeal Feb. 2
5 R. v. Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Alberta Feb. 9
6 R. v. A.R.J.D. Alberta Feb. 9
7 R. v. G.T.D. Alberta Feb. 14
8 Valard Construction Ltd. v. Bird Construction Co. Alberta Feb. 15
9 R. v. A.G.W. Alberta Feb. 16
10 R. v. Black Ontario Mar. 13
11 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 773 v. Lawrence Ontario Mar. 20
12 R. v. Carson Ontario Mar. 23
13 R.A. v. Her Majesty The Queen Ontario Mar. 23
14 R. v. Magoon Alberta Nov. 27,2017
Decision rendered from the bench (written reasons Apr. 13, 2018)
15 R. v. Comeau* New Brunswick Apr. 19
16 Office of the Children’s Lawyer v. Balev Ontario Apr. 20
17 Quebec (Attorney General) v. Alliance du personnel professionnel et technique de la santé et des services sociaux* Quebec May 10
18 Centrale des syndicats du Québec v. Quebec (Attorney General) Quebec May 10
19 Rankin (Rankin’s Garage & Sales) v. J.J. Ontario May 11
20 R. v. Cain Nova Scotia May 14
21 R. v. Stephan Alberta May 15
22 West Fraser Mills Ltd. v. British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal) British Columbia May 18
23 R. v. Colling Alberta May 18
24 R. v. Gulliver Alberta May 18
25 R. v. Wong British Columbia May 25
26 Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses (Judicial Committee) v. Wall* Alberta May 31
27 Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada* Ontario June 1
28 v. Goldhar Ontario June 6
29 Montréal (Ville) v. Lonardi Quebec June 8
30 Ewert v. Canada* Federal Court of Appeal June 13
31 Canada (Canadian Human Rights Commission) v. Canada (Attorney General) Federal Court of Appeal June 14
32 Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University* British Columbia June 15
33 Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada* Ontario June 15
34 R. v. Suter Alberta June 29
35 Lorraine (Ville) v. 2646‑8926 Québec inc. Quebec July 6
36 British Columbia v. Philip Morris International, Inc. British Columbia July 13
37 R. v. Brassington British Columbia July 20
38 Rogers Communications Inc. v. Voltage Pictures, LLC Federal Court of Appeal Sept. 14
39 Chagnon v. Syndicat de la fonction publique et parapublique du Québec Quebec Oct. 5
40 Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Governor General in Council)* Federal Court of Appeal Oct. 11
41 R. v. Gagnon Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada Oct. 16
42 R. v. Normore Newfoundland and Labrador Oct. 17
43 3091-5177 Québec inc. (Éconolodge-Aéroport) v. Lombard General Insurance Co. of Canada Quebec Oct. 19
44 R. v. Gubbins Alberta Oct. 26
45 R. v. Awashish Quebec Oct. 26
46 Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corp. v. Hydro‑Québec* Quebec Nov. 2
47 Callidus Capital Corp. v. Canada Federal Court of Appeal Nov. 8
48 Reference re Pan‑Canadian Securities Regulation* Quebec Nov. 9
49 R. v. Youssef Ontario Nov. 9
50 Mazraani v. Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.* Federal Court of Appeal Nov. 16
51 R. v. Ajise Ontario Nov. 16
52 Moore v. Sweet Ontario Nov. 23
53 R. v. Vice Media Canada Inc. Ontario Nov. 30
54 R. v. Cyr-Langlois Quebec Oct. 15
Decision rendered from the bench (written reasons Dec. 6)
55 Brunette v. Legault Joly Thiffault Quebec Dec. 7
56 R. v. Reeves* Ontario Dec. 13
57 R. v. Culotta Ontario Dec. 13
58 R. v. Boudreault Quebec, Ontario Dec. 14
59 R. v. Quartey Alberta Dec. 14

* See Notable Decisions

Some decisions cover more than one case. In 2018, the Court issued 59 decisions that decided a total of 64 cases. R. v. Magoon counts as two cases decided in 2017, even though reasons were issued in 2018.