03 Appeals Heard

Appeals Heard 2017: Origin

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Origin of Appeals Heard in 2017

Number of Appeals
Quebec 15
Ontario 13
British Columbia 12
Alberta 12
Federal Court of Appeal 6
Saskatchewan 3
Newfoundland and Labrador 3
New Brunswick 1
Yukon 1
Nova Scotia 0
Manitoba 0
Northwest Territories 0
Prince Edward Island 0
Nunavut 0

Appeals Heard 2017: Type

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Type of Appeals Heard in 2017

Cases are classified by the principal area of law.

Percentage of Appeals
Criminal Law 32%
Charter (non criminal) 15%
Charter (criminal) 11%
Civil procedure 6%
Law of professions 4%
Aboriginal Law 3%
Administrative Law 3%
Civil liability 3%
Contracts 3%
Torts 3%
Others 17%

Of all appeals, 43% were criminal and 57% were civil.

Appeals Heard 2007 to 2017: By Leave/As of Right

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As of Right vs. By Leave

Number of Appeals 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
As of right 10 16 12 15 19 15 12 22 15 15 17
By leave 43 66 60 50 51 63 63 58 48 48 49
Total 53 82 72 65 70 78 75 80 63 63 66

Appeals Heard 2007 to 2017: Disposition

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Disposition

Appeals where a rehearing or remand was ordered or that were discontinued after hearing are not counted, nor are opinions on references under s. 53 of the Supreme Court Act.

Number of Appeals 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Allowed 21 38 29 28 34 34 29 35 24 32 18
Dismissed 32 44 43 37 35 44 45 44 39 31 25
Reserved as at December 31, 2017 - - - - - - - - - - 23
Total 53 82 72 65 69 78 74 79 63 63 66

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