When I use a word, said a famous literary character, it means exactly what I say it means, nothing more and nothing less.
The same principle applies to statements of the Supreme Court of Canada. The Court made that abundantly clear in the intervener’s failed attempt to get a rehearing of the Court’s decision in R. v. Marshall,  3 S.C.R. 456, 1999 CanLII 665 in R. v. Marshall,  3 SCR 533, 1999 CanLII 666.
But, as Marshall shows, if there’s a dispute about what the Court meant, we don’t get to find out the Supreme . . . [more]