Bessette v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 31

JurisdictionFederal Jurisdiction (Canada)
CourtSupreme Court (Canada)
JudgeWagner C.J. and Abella, Moldaver, Karakatsanis, Gascon, Côté, Brown, Rowe and Martin JJ.
Citation2019 SCC 31
Docket Number37790
Date16 May 2019
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31 practice notes
  • R. v. Penunsi, 2019 SCC 39
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • July 5, 2019
    ...v. Rex, 2002 SCC 42, [2002] 2 S.C.R. 559; Nowegijick v. The Queen, [1983] 1 S.C.R. 29; Bessette v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 31; 2747‑3174 Québec Inc. v. Québec (Régie des permis d’alcool), [1996] 3 S.C.R. 919; R. v. Gill, [1991] B.C.J. No. 3255; R. v. Schafer, 2018 YKTC......
  • COURT OF APPEAL SUMMARIES (February 15 ' February 19, 2021)
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • February 23, 2021
    ...Écosociété Inc. v. Banro Corp., 2012 SCC 18, Cowper Smith v. Morgan, 2017 SCC 61, Bessette v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 31, Penner v. Niagara (Regional Police Services Board), 2013 SCC 19, Elsom v. Elsom, [1989] 1 S.C.R. 136, Harelkin v. University of Regina, [1979] 2 S.......
  • Court Of Appeal Summaries (May 19 ' 22, 2020)
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • June 6, 2020
    ...v. E., 2019 ONSC 3813, R. v. Beaulac, [1999] 1 S.C.R. 768, R. v. Munkonda, 2015 ONCA 309, Bessette v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 31, R. v. Leon, 2014 ONCA 813, R. v. Husbands, 2017 ONCA 607, R. v. Province, 2019 ONCA 638, R. v. Hubbert (1975), 29 C.C.C (2d) 279 (Ont. C.A.......
  • Table of cases, index and about the authors
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Seventh Edition
    • June 30, 2021
    ...577.......................................................................... 80, 134, 385 Bessette v British Columbia (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 31, 433 DLR (4th) 631........................................................................................ 438 Biscotti v Ontario Securities......
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21 cases
  • Canada (Citoyenneté et Immigration) c. Tennant,
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Canada)
    • July 16, 2019
    ...v. Quebec (Commission des affaires sociales), [1999] 3 S.C.R. 855, 184 D.L.R. (4th) 441; Bessette v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 31, 433 D.L.R. (4th) 631; Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform v. South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority, 2018 BCCA 344, 426 D.......
  • R. v. Gerrard,
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal of Nova Scotia (Canada)
    • July 27, 2021
    ...sentence is a jurisdictional issue and a question of law reviewable for correctness, Bessette v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 31, para. 23. [72]      The Crown agrees, as do I, that the first sentence imposed was illegal and the judge was functus of......
  • Actava TV, Inc. v. Matvil Corp, 2021 ONCA 105
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Ontario)
    • February 19, 2021
    ...636, at para. 41; Cowper Smith v. Morgan, 2017 SCC 61, [2017] 2 S.C.R. 754, at para. 46; Bessette v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 31, 433 D.L.R. (4th) 631, at para. 35; Penner v. Niagara (Regional Police Services Board), 2013 SCC 19, [2013] 2 S.C.R. 125, at para. 27; and El......
  • Makivik Corporation v. Canada (Attorney General),
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Canada)
    • September 21, 2021
    ...are discretionary: Strickland v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 37 at paras. 37-38; Bessette v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 31 at para. 35. The categories of cases in which courts may exercise the discretion not to undertake judicial review are not closed. In my view,......
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3 firm's commentaries
  • COURT OF APPEAL SUMMARIES (February 15 ' February 19, 2021)
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • February 23, 2021
    ...Écosociété Inc. v. Banro Corp., 2012 SCC 18, Cowper Smith v. Morgan, 2017 SCC 61, Bessette v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 31, Penner v. Niagara (Regional Police Services Board), 2013 SCC 19, Elsom v. Elsom, [1989] 1 S.C.R. 136, Harelkin v. University of Regina, [1979] 2 S.......
  • Court Of Appeal Summaries (May 19 ' 22, 2020)
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • June 6, 2020
    ...v. E., 2019 ONSC 3813, R. v. Beaulac, [1999] 1 S.C.R. 768, R. v. Munkonda, 2015 ONCA 309, Bessette v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 31, R. v. Leon, 2014 ONCA 813, R. v. Husbands, 2017 ONCA 607, R. v. Province, 2019 ONCA 638, R. v. Hubbert (1975), 29 C.C.C (2d) 279 (Ont. C.A.......
  • 2019 Year In Review At The Supreme Court Of Canada
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • June 1, 2020
    ...to the extent provided for by law." Read the full decision here. 6. Bessette v. British Columbia (AG) (British Columbia, civil by leave) 2019 SCC 31: In Bessette, the Court addressed the language rights of an accused at trial for a provincial offence. At issue was the accused's right to hav......
3 books & journal articles
  • Table of cases, index and about the authors
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Seventh Edition
    • June 30, 2021
    ...577.......................................................................... 80, 134, 385 Bessette v British Columbia (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 31, 433 DLR (4th) 631........................................................................................ 438 Biscotti v Ontario Securities......
  • Language Rights
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Seventh Edition
    • June 30, 2021
    ...not apply, the courts cannot create them using the “Charter values” approach.3429 See also Bessette v British Columbia (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 31, holding that s 530 of the Criminal Code had been incorporated by provincial legislation governing the trial of provincial ofences. Criminal......
  • BenchPress.
    • Canada
    • LawNow Vol. 44 Nbr. 1, September 2019
    • September 1, 2019
    ...to B.C. Provincial Court Trial in French Bessette v British Columbia (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 31 Mr. Bessette was charged with a traffic offence in British Columbia under the province's Motor Vehicle Act. He asked that his trial in the Provincial Court be held in French. Mr. Bessette ar......

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