Top Ten Accessed Cases on CanLII From 2020

Reaching December means that it’s time to look at the year in review and share what most interested you in the preceding twelve months through the lens of what court decisions you were all reading. 2020 feels like it’s been a year like no other, but there are things that have been constant and Canadians accessing case law via CanLII has been one of them.

That said, there are four current cases on the top ten list this year, compared to three in 2019, and none in 2018. It seems this is because of a break with prior years as COVID-19 made us move forward with new precedents. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov is listed as the most visited case twice, in English it is the most visited case overall and in French it was the third most visited case. The two versions have been combined for the purposes of the list.

Here are the top ten most accessed decisions in 2020:

The cases on the top ten list overall tend to be the same each year, so here is the top ten list for the most accessed decisions that were issued in 2020:

We look forward to seeing what will come in 2021!

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