Supreme Court of Canada Decisions: February 2024

The Supreme Court of Canada released the following decisions in February 2024:

R. v. Hodgson*; case number 40498 - 2024-02-15 [link to case]

  • The appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal of Nunavut, Number 08-21-010-CAP, 2022 NUCA 9, dated October 21, 2022, was heard on February 15, 2024, and the Court on that day delivered the following judgment orally: The Chief Justice — We are all of the opinion to allow the appeal and to restore the acquittal. Reasons to follow.

*Neutral citation to follow.

Reference re An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, 2024 SCC 5; case number 40061 - 2024-02-09 - constitutional law [link to case]

  • Case Brief
    • The Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of a federal statute affirming Indigenous peoples’ right of self‑government with respect to child and family services.

Ontario (Attorney General) v. Ontario (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2024 SCC 4; case number 40078 - 2024-02-02 - access to information [link to case]

  • Case Brief
    • The Supreme Court rules that mandate letters delivered by the Premier of Ontario to his cabinet ministers are exempt from disclosure.