Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) now offers a nearly complete collection of over 9,000 decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada dating back to 1907
. This is thanks to a joint initiative of the Court and Lexum Inc.:
"The Supreme Court of Canada, Lexum and the University of Montreal are Canada's pioneers in making law freely available on the internet having collaborated since 1993 to provide free, web-based access to Supreme Court of Canada judgments. Their efforts, along with a 1997 federally-promulgated statutory instrument authorizing royalty and permission-free reproductions of federal law and the judgments of federally constituted courts and tribunals, laid much of the groundwork that made CanLII possible. Indeed, Lexum itself has also served continuously as CanLII's publisher and technology supplier since CanLII was launched by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada as a project in August of 2000."
CanLII's Supreme Court database
also includes all appeals in cases originating from British Columbia, Alberta
and Ontario back to the Court's creation in 1876.
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