Those who get Slaw’s entries by RSS or email may not regularly read comments to our posts and so might have missed a rather important, laconic comment to my entry yesterday on the New York Times’s deep linking feature. Lexum’s Ivan Mokanov wrote in to say that CanLII now has anchors at the paragraph level in judgments. They’d just not got around to announcing it. And they’re planning to build further functionality around it.
The illustration Ivan gave makes the point clearly and simply. This link
will take you to directly to paragraph 14 of the judgment in question (Canada (Attorney General) v. McArthur, 2010 SCC 63, as it happens.)
As yet, you have to manually add the “#par[number]” to the end of the URL for a case. Presumably, one of the refinements coming will be a visible paragraph link within the judgment you can click on to obtain the precise URL.
Congratulations to Lexum on yet another great addition to the functionality of CanLII.