York Region

Law Association

Courts and Tribunals 


Supreme Court of Canada
This site provides information about the Court and its library, judgments from 1989, and services and information for parties and counsel, as well as links to the Charter collection. The full-text judgments database is searchable by concept (key words), or with the help of a field search template. www.scc-csc.ca

Federal Court of Canada
Provides information on Federal Court Rules, reports and decisions back to 1972, as well as hearing lists and information. You can access the site at www.fct-cf.gc.ca. 

Decisions back to 1875 (when the Federal Court was the Exchequer Court of Canada) can be found at https://reports.fja-cmf.gc.ca/fja-cmf/j/en/nav_date.do.

Ontario Courts (Court of Appeal, SCJ, OCJ)

 Provides useful information about the Ontario Courts system, including Notices, Practice Directions, statistics and recently released judgments and endorsements for the Court of Appeal as well as full-text decisions from 1998 to the present

Tax Court of Canada
Provides Judgments of the court since 1997, as well as the Hearing Schedule and relevant information

CanLII - Canadian Legal Information Institute
Provides open access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions. Commentary from the legal community can be found at CanLII Connects, and journals, articles, and newsletters from the legal community can be found at CanLII Docs.


Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
Provides access to all decisions rendered by the tribunal since 1990. https://decisions.chrt-tcdp.gc.ca/chrt-tcdp/en/nav.do

Employment Insurance Jurisprudence Library
This Government of Canada site provides a very searchable electronic library of all employment insurance jurisprudence, including CUB’s, Federal Court and Supreme Court decisions, as well as an increasing number of related Provincial Court and Human Rights Tribunal decisions. It is easy to use with both a simplified and advanced search engine, searchable by Court or tribunal, keywords, decision number, or name. 

Financial Services Commission of Ontario
This organization amalgamates the former Ontario Insurance Commission, the Pension Commission of Ontario, and the Deposit Institutions Division of the Ministry of Finance. The site provides a useful source of full-text decisions searchable by date or title. Dispute Resolution - Arbitration and Appeals Decisions. The required user name is decisions and the password is subscription.

The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) (Formerly Ontario Municipal Board)

The LPAT is an adjudicative tribunal that hears cases in relation to a range of municipal planning, financial and land matters. These include matters such as official plans, zoning by-laws, subdivision plans, consents and minor variances, land compensations, development charges, electoral ward boundaries, municipal finances, aggregate resources and other issues assigned by numerous Ontario statutes. LPAT is part of Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario (ELTO), a cluster of tribunals that adjudicate matters related to land use planning, environmental and heritage protection, property assessment, land valuation and other matters. Decisions can be found on CanLII https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onlpat/

Landlord and Tenant Board (Formerly Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal)
The site contains the relevant legislation, regulations, guidelines and rules and practice relating to the tribunal. You can also access the applications, forms and notices through the site. It lists the location of its various offices, provides links, information brochures and answers frequently asked questions. Decisions can be found on CanLII https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onltb/

Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal
Rules and forms are available on this site. Some decisions since September 2001 and continuous coverage of decisions since 2017 can be found on CanLII https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onpeht/


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