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Case Law / Jurisprudence (Free)

Canadian Case Law / Jurisprudence (Free)

Judgements of the Supreme Court of Canada are available online through a collaboration between the Supreme Court of Canada and the University of Montreal's Faculty of Law.  Decisions published in the Supreme Court Reports from 1970 to date are available in both English and French. Decisions published prior to 1970 are available in the language of publication only. Cases may be searched by date, case name, or subject.

CanLII's collection of federal decisions includes decisions of the Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Canada, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada

The Courts of British Columbia provide full text rulings of the BC Supreme Court and Court of Appeal from 1996. CanLII's collection of BC decisions is comprehensive from 1990, but contains many significant decisions prior to this.

Case Law / Jurisprudence (Fee Based)

Canadian Case Law/Jurisprudence (Fee based)

Quicklaw includes an extensive collection of Canadian cases and offers comprehensive case history and treatment coverage.  The Douglas College library provides a subscription but you will need to login with your student number or employee number to use it for free from off campus locations. You can find the database link below.