⛰️ CanLII’s Top Ten Accessed Cases From 2018 ⛰️

Surely the winter holiday season wouldn’t be complete without the annual list of the most viewed cases from CanLII in the prior year. We’re not sure what legal information tidbit would complete other holidays, but we’re open to suggestions. Over recent years we have been averaging over 30,000 site visits per day on CanLII.org, and we are grateful for the ongoing support of the legal community and the trust Canadians place in us for their legal research needs. Interestingly no case released in 2018 made the top ten list. It will remain to be seen if this year has been a slow year for blockbuster decisions, or if some of the decisions will mature into their influence over time. Here is the list of cases from this past year:
  1. Dunsmuir v. New Brunswick, [2008] 1 SCR 190, 2008 SCC 9.
  2. R. v. Jordan, [2016] 1 SCR 631, 2016 SCC 27.
  3. Baker v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), [1999] 2 SCR 817, 1999 CanLII 699 (SCC).
  4. R. v. Grant, [2009] 2 SCR 353, 2009 SCC 32.
  5. Meads v. Meads, 2012 ABQB 571.
  6. Hryniak v. Mauldin, [2014] 1 SCR 87, 2014 SCC 7.
  7. R. v. Marakah, [2017] 2 SCR 608, 2017 SCC 59.
  8. Bhasin v. Hrynew, [2014] 3 SCR 494, 2014 SCC 71.
  9. Housen v. Nikolaisen, [2002] 2 SCR 235, 2002 SCC 33.
  10. Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), [2015] 1 SCR 331, 2015 SCC 5.
Since there were no 2018 cases on the list above, and because if you’ve read this far surely you would like to know, here are the top 10 most consulted decisions released in 2018. Milne Estate (Re), 2018 ONSC 4174, the top case from 2018, was number 11 for the year:
  1. Milne Estate (Re), 2018 ONSC 4174.
  2. Talos v. Grand Erie District School Board, 2018 HRTO 680.
  3. Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University, 2018 SCC 32.
  4. City of Toronto et al v. Ontario (Attorney General), 2018 ONSC 5151.
  5. Tsleil-Waututh Nation v. Canada (Attorney General), 2018 FCA 153.
  6. Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada, 2018 SCC 27.
  7. R. v. Comeau, 2018 SCC 15.
  8. Canada (Canadian Human Rights Commission) v. Canada (Attorney General), 2018 SCC 31.
  9. Rankin (Rankin’s Garage & Sales) v. J.J., 2018 SCC 19.
  10. Abramovitz v. Lee, 2018 ONSC 3684.
We would like to wish you all happy holidays!

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