Supreme Court of Canada

Both levels of government have jurisdiction over aspects of environment

Environmental Law – Constitutional issues – Jurisdiction to enact environmental legislation

Final order was issued on basis of incorrect interpretation of scope of authority conferred on CRTC

Administrative Law – Standard of Review - Correctness

Rule of law requires correctness standard for constitutional questions

Administrative Law – Standard of Review - Reasonableness

Deceased’s right to share of family patrimony could not be denied by use of trust

Division of Property – Matrimonial home

ITO established grounds that search of accused’s car would reveal evidence of drugs

Criminal Law - Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Unreasonable search and seizure [s. 8]

R. v. Jordan framework afforded young persons robust protection against unreasonable delay

Criminal Law - Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Right to be tried within reasonable time [s. 11(b)]