Reasons of the Supreme Court of Canada by Justice Binnie


Reasons of the Supreme Court of Canada by Justice Binnie

This is a list of all the opinions written by Ian Binnie during his tenure as puisne justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Contents

1998

Case name Issue Co-authored by Joined by
Union of New Brunswick Indians v. New Brunswick (Minister of Finance), [1998] 1 S.C.R. 1161 [1] Taxation of aboriginals None Gonthier J.
Eurig Estate (Re)
[1998] 2 S.C.R. 565[2]
Constitutional law, estates None McLachlin J.
Consortium Developments (Clearwater) Ltd. v. Sarnia (City)
[1998] 3 S.C.R. 3 [3]
Federalism, municipal law None Unanimous
R. v. Rose
[1998] 3 S.C.R. 262 [4]
Charter; right to full answer and defence; jury instruction None Lamer C.J. and McLachlin, Major JJ.

1999

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Cadbury Schweppes Inc. v. FBI Foods Ltd.
[1999] 1 S.C.R. 142 [5]
Breach of confidence None Unanimous
Sail Labrador Ltd. v. Challenge One (The)
[1999] 1 S.C.R. 265 [6]
Contract law, substantial performance None None
R. v. Campbell
[1999] 1 S.C.R. 565 [7]
Abuse of process; solicitor-client privilege None Unanimous
R. v. Beaulac
[1999] 1 S.C.R. 768 [8]
Language of accused Lamer C.J. None
R. v. Stone
[1999] 2 S.C.R. 290 [9]
Defence of automatism; sentencing None Lamer C.J., Iacobucci and Major JJ.
Jacobi v. Griffiths
[1999] 2 S.C.R. 570 [10]
Vicarious liability of employer None Cory, Iacobucci and Major JJ.
M & D Farm Ltd. v. Manitoba Agricultural Credit Corp.
[1999] 2 S.C.R. 961 [11]
Paramountcy doctrine; federalism None Uanimous
Winters v. Legal Services Society
[1999] 3 S.C.R. 160 [12]
Legal services in prison None Lamer C.J. and L’Heureux-Dubé, Gonthier, McLachlin, Iacobucci, Major and Bastarache JJ.
R. v. Marshall
[1999] 3 S.C.R. 456 [13]
aboriginal fishing rights None Lamer C.J. and L’Heureux-Dubé, Cory and Iacobucci JJ.
Des Champs v. Conseil des écoles séparées catholiques de langue française de Prescott-Russell
[1999] 3 S.C.R. 281 [14]
Public authorities None L’Heureux-Dubé, Gonthier, Cory, McLachlin and Iacobucci JJ.
Abouchar v. Ottawa-Carleton French-language School Board – Public Sector
[1999] 3 S.C.R. 343 [15]
Public Authorities None L’Heureux-Dubé, Gonthier, Cory, McLachlin and Iacobucci JJ.

2000

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R. v. Brooks
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 237; 2000 SCC 11 [16]
jailhouse informant evidence None None
Granovsky v. Canada (Minister of Employment and Immigration)
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 703; 2000 SCC 28 [17]
equality rights the disabled None Unanimous
R. v. Jolivet
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 751; 2000 SCC 29 [18]
evidence None Unanimous
F.N. (Re)
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 880; 2000 SCC 35 [19]
non-disclosure of young offenders information None Unanimous
Will-Kare Paving & Contracting Ltd. v. Canada
[2000] 1 S.C.R. 915; 2000 SCC 36 [20]
taxation None Gonthier and McLachlin JJ.
R. v. J.-L.J.
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 600; 2000 SCC 51 [21]
Expert evidence; R. v. Mohan test None Unanimous
Free World Trust v. Électro Santé Inc.
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 1024; 2000 SCC 66 [22]
Patent infringement None Unanimous
Whirlpool Corp. v. Camco Inc.
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 1067; 2000 SCC 67 [23]
Patent construction None Uanimous
Whirlpool Corp. v. Maytag Corp.
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 1116; 2000 SCC 68 [24]
Patent construction None Uanimous
Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium v. Canada (Minister of Justice)
[2000] 2 S.C.R. 1120, 2000 SCC 69 [25]
Freedom of expression None McLachlin C.J. and L’Heureux‑Dubé, Gonthier, Major and Bastarache JJ.

2001

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R. v. Parrott
[2001] 1 S.C.R. 178; 2001 SCC 3 [26]
Hearsay exception None Major, Bastarache and Arbour JJ.
Ellis-Don Ltd. v. Ontario (Labour Relations Board)
[2001] 1 S.C.R. 221; 2001 SCC 4 [27]
natural justice; judicial review None Major J.
Mitchell v. M.N.R.
[2001] 1 S.C.R. 911; 2001 SCC 33 [28]
Aboriginal rights None Major J.
Mount Sinai Hospital Center v. Quebec (Minister of Health and Social Services)
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 281; 2001 SCC 41 [29]
judicial review; ministerial discretion None Major
Danyluk v. Ainsworth Technologies Inc.
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 460; 2001 SCC 44 [30]
employment law; issue estoppel None Unanimous
Saint-Romuald (City) v. Olivier
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 898; 2001 SCC 57 [31]
Zoning by-laws None McLachlin C.J. and Major and Arbour JJ.
Naylor Group Inc. v. Ellis-Don Construction Ltd.
[2001] 2 S.C.R. 943; 2001 SCC 58 [32]
Contracts None Unanimous
Proulx v. Quebec (Attorney General)
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 9; 2001 SCC 66 [33]
Malicious prosecution Iacobucci J. McLachlin C.J. and Major J.
Holt Cargo Systems Inc. v. ABC Containerline N.V. (Trustees of)
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 907; 2001 SCC 90 [34]
Maritime law None Unanimous
Antwerp Bulkcarriers, N.V. (Re)
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 951; 2001 SCC 91 [35]
Bankruptcy None Unanimous
Sam Lévy & Associés Inc. v. Azco Mining Inc.
[2001] 3 S.C.R. 978; 2001 SCC 92 [36]
Bankruptcy None Unanimous

2002

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R. v. Regan
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 297; 2002 SCC 12 [37]
abuse of process None Iacobucci, Major and Arbour JJ.
Mackin v. New Brunswick (Minister of Finance); Rice v. New Brunswick
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 405; 2002 SCC 13 [38]
judicial independence; constitutional remedies None LeBel J.
R. v. Fliss
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 535; 2002 SCC 16 [39]
Charter, search and seizure None Iacobucci, Major and Bastarache JJ.
Whiten v. Pilot Insurance Co.
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 595; 2002 SCC 18 [40]
Insurance, damages None McLachlin C.J. and L’Heureux‑Dubé, Gonthier, Major and Arbour JJ.
Performance Industries Ltd. v. Sylvan Lake Golf & Tennis Club Ltd.
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 678; 2002 SCC 19 [41]
Equitable remedies in contract None McLachlin C.J. and L’Heureux‑Dubé, Gonthier, Major and Arbour JJ.
R. v. Sheppard
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 869; 2002 SCC 26 [42]
Duty to give reasons in criminal trials None Unanimous
R. v. Braich
[2002] 1 S.C.R. 903; 2002 SCC 27 [43]
Duty to give reason for judgment None Unanimous
Théberge v. Galerie d'Art du Petit Champlain Inc.
[2002] 2 S.C.R. 336, 2002 SCC 34 [44]
Copyright, fixation None McLachlin C.J. and Iacobucci and Major JJ.
R. v. Handy
[2002] 2 S.C.R. 908, 2002 SCC 56 [45]
Similar fact evidence None Unanimous
R. v. Shearing
[2002] 3 S.C.R. 33; 2002 SCC 58 [46]
Similar fact evidence None McLachlin C.J. and Iacobucci, Major, Bastarache, Arbour and LeBel JJ.
Somersall v. Friedman
[2002] 3 S.C.R. 109; 2002 SCC 59 [47]
Insurance, subrogation None Major J.
R. v. Neil
[2002] 3 S.C.R. 631; 2002 SCC 70 [48]
Conflict of interest, lawyers None Unanimous
Harvard College v. Canada (Commissioner of Patents)
[2002] 4 S.C.R. 45; 2002 SCC 76 [49]
patent of higher lifeforms None McLachlin C.J. and Major and Arbour JJ.
Apotex Inc. v. Wellcome Foundation Ltd.
[2002] 4 S.C.R. 153; 2002 SCC 77 [50]
Patent validity None Unanimous
Wewaykum Indian Band v. Canada
[2002] 4 S.C.R. 245; 2002 SCC 79 [51]
Crown’s fiduciary duty to aboriginals None Unanimous

2003

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Goudie v. Ottawa (City)
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 141; 2003 SCC 14 [52]
Labour relations None Unanimous
C.U.P.E. v. Ontario (Minister of Labour)
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 539; 2003 SCC 29 [53]
Labour relations, judicial review, appointment of arbitrators None Gonthier, Iacobucci, Arbour, LeBel and Deschamps JJ.
R. v. Owen
[2003] 1 S.C.R. 779; 2003 SCC 33 [54]
Mental disorder None McLachlin C.J. and Gonthier, Iacobucci, Major, Bastarache, LeBel and Deschamps JJ.
R. v. Asante-Mensah
[2003] 2 S.C.R. 3; 2003 SCC 38 [55]
citizen's arrest; use of force None Unanimous
Unifund Assurance Co. v. Insurance Corp. of British Columbia
[2003] 2 S.C.R. 63; 2003 SCC 40 [56]
Interprovincial jurisdiction None McLachlin C.J. and Iacobucci and LeBel JJ.
R. v. Williams
[2003] 2 S.C.R. 134; 2003 SCC 41 [57]
Assault, Non‑disclosure of HIV status None Unanimous
Beals v. Saldanha
[2003] 3 S.C.R. 416; 2003 SCC 72 [58]
conflict of laws; enforcement of judgment None Iacobucci J.
R. v. Wu
[2003] 3 S.C.R. 530; 2003 SCC 73 [59]
Conditional sentencing None McLachlin C.J. and Gonthier, Iacobucci, Major, Bastarache, Arbour and LeBel JJ.
R. v. Malmo-Levine; R. v. Caine
[2003] 3 S.C.R. 571; 2003 SCC 74 [60]
Charter of Rights, division of powers, prohibition of marijuana Gonthier J. McLachlin C.J. and Iacobucci, Major and Bastarache JJ.
R. v. Clay
[2003] 3 S.C.R. 735; 2003 SCC 75 [61]
Charter, section 7 Gonthier J. McLachlin C.J. and Iacobucci, Major and Bastarache JJ.

2004

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Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law v. Canada (Attorney General)
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 76; 2004 SCC 4 [62]
Charter, spanking None None
R. v. Smith
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 385; 2004 SCC 14 [63]
Death of appellant None Unanimous
Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre v. Ontario (Attorney General)
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 498; 2004 SCC 20 [64]
Mental disorder defence None Unanimous
Pinet v. St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital
[2004] 1 S.C.R. 528; 2004 SCC 21 [65]
Mental disorder defence None Unanimous
British Columbia v. Canadian Forest Products Ltd.
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 74; 2004 SCC 38 [66]
Damage to public lands None McLachlin C.J. and Iacobucci, Major, Arbour and Deschamps JJ.
Quebec (Attorney General) v. Quebec (Human Rights Tribunal)
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 223; 2004 SCC 40 [67]
Jurisdiction of human rights tribunals None Fish J.
Application under s. 83.28 of the Criminal Code (Re)
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 248; 2004 SCC 42 [68]
Charter, terrorism None None
R. v. Kerr
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 371; 2004 SCC 44 [69]
Weapons offences None None
Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v. Canadian Assn. of Internet Providers
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 427; 2004 SCC 45 [70]
Copyright infringement None McLachlin C.J. and Iacobucci, Major, Bastarache, Arbour, Deschamps and Fish JJ.
Syndicat Northcrest v. Amselem
[2004] 2 S.C.R. 551; 2004 SCC 47 [71]
Freedom of religion None None
Gilles E. Néron Communication Marketing Inc. v. Chambre des notaires du Québec
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 95; 2004 SCC 53 [72]
Defamation, television broadcasts None None
Hodge v. Canada (Minister of Human Resources Development)
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 357; 2004 SCC 65 [73]
Charter equality rights, marriage None Unanimous
Newfoundland (Treasury Board) v. N.A.P.E.
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 381; 2004 SCC 66 [74]
Charter equality rights, gender, reasonable limits None Unanimous
R. v. Tessling
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 432; 2004 SCC 67 [75]
Charter, search and seizure None Unanimous
Pacific National Investments Ltd. v. Victoria (City)
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 575; 2004 SCC 75 [76]
Zoning, unjust enrichment None Unanimous
R. v. Lohrer
[2004] 3 S.C.R. 732; 2004 SCC 80 [77]
Misapprehension of evidence None Uanimous

2005

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Vaughan v. Canada
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 146; 2005 SCC 11 [78]
Labour law; early retirement None Major, LeBel, Deschamps, Fish, Abella and Charron JJ.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Canada (Attorney General)
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 533; 2005 SCC 26 [79]
Patents, Notice of compliance None McLachlin C.J. and LeBel, Deschamps, Fish and Abella JJ.
Canada (House of Commons) v. Vaid
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 667, 2005 SCC 30 [80]
Parliamentary privilege None Unanimous
Chaoulli v. Quebec (Attorney General)
[2005] 1 S.C.R. 791; 2005 SCC 35 [81]
Charter, section 7; prohibition on medical insurance LeBel J. Fish J.
Mugesera v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)
[2005] 2 S.C.R. 100; 2005 SCC 40 [82]
Administrative law; crimes against humanity; deportation orders Unanimous None
R. v. G.R.
[2005] 2 S.C.R. 371; 2005 SCC 45 [83]
Incest None McLachlin C.J. and Major, Fish and Charron JJ.
E.B. v. Order of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in the Province of British Columbia
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 45; 2005 SCC 60 [84]
Vicarious liability None McLachlin C.J. and Major, Bastarache, LeBel, Deschamps, Fish and Charron JJ.
Montréal (City) v. 2952-1366 Québec Inc.
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 141; 2005 SCC 62 [85]
Freedom of expression; public property None None
Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Minister of Canadian Heritage)
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 388; 2005 SCC 69 [86]
Aboriginal treaty rights; duty to consult None Unanimous
Merk v. International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, Local 771
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 425; 2005 SCC 70 [87]
Whistleblowers None McLachlin C.J. and Major, LeBel, Abella and Charron JJ.
R. v. Spence
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 458; 2005 SCC 71 [88]
Jury selection; judicial notice None Unanimous
R. v. Henry
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 609; 2005 SCC 76 [89]
Right against self-incrimination; obiter dicta None Unanimous

2006

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Young v. Bella
[2006] 1 S.C.R. 108; 2006 SCC 3 [90]
Duty of care McLachlin C.J. Unanimous
ATCO Gas & Pipelines Ltd. v. Alberta (Energy & Utilities Board)
[2006] 1 S.C.R. 140; 2006 SCC 4 [91]
Judicial review None McLachlin C.J. and Fish J.
Mattel, Inc. v. 3894207 Canada Inc.
_ S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 22 [92]
Trade-marks None McLachlin C.J. and Bastarache, Deschamps, Fish, Abella and Charron JJ.
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin v. Boutiques Cliquot Ltée
_ S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 23 [93]
Trade-marks, confusion, goodwill None Unanimous
Canada 3000 Inc., Re; Inter‑Canadian (1991) Inc. (Trustee of)
_ S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 24 [94]
Seizure of property, airplanes; statutory interpretation None Unanimous
Leskun v. Leskun
_ S.C.R. _; 2006 SCC 25 [95]
Misconduct in spousal support None Unanimous
Celanese Canada Inc. v. Murray Demolition Corp.
2006 SCC 36 [96]
Anton Piller orders; solicitor-client privilege None Unanimous
Imperial Oil Ltd. v. Canada; Inco Ltd. v. Canada
2006 SCC 46 [97]
Taxation, business income None Fish and Charron JJ.
AstraZeneca Canada Inc. v. Canada (Minister of Health)
2006 SCC 49 [98]
Patents; notice of compliance None Unanimous
R. v. Sappier; R. v. Gray
2006 SCC 54 [99]
Logging rights None None
McDiarmid Lumber Ltd. v. God’s Lake First Nation
2006 SCC 58 [100]
Aboriginal law, property rights None Fish and Abella JJ.

2007

* Note: This list is current to January 2, 2007


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