Select Charter Cases
This project began in 2002 with a small grant from the University of Toronto Courseware Fund. For the initial project faculty selected 36 important Charter cases. These facta were scanned and organized by the Bora Laskin Law Library, which has maintained and updated the collection for the use of University of Toronto Faculty of Law students and faculty. The Asper Centre is happy to make this collection available to users of this site for non-commercial purposes in the public interest to foster public knowledge, education and scholarship in respect of constitutional law in Canada. We will be adding cases periodically to update and enhance the collection. Materials from Supreme Court cases which were commenced after February 1, 2009 are available on the Supreme Court of Canada website.
Any inquiries in respect of the material contained in this collection should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently added cases include:
- Ernst v. Alberta Energy Regulator, 2017 SCC 1 (assessing the availability of Charter damages in the face of a statutory immunity against a public regulator)
- R. v. Jordan, 2016 SCC 27 (assessing whether a pre-trial delay is reasonable – the Supreme Court of Canada introduces a new test)
- R. v. Williamson, 2016 SCC 28 (assessing whether a pre-trial delay is reasonable – first application of the test from R. v. Jordan)