Fleming v. Ontario, 2019 SCC 45

JurisdictionFederal Jurisdiction (Canada)
JudgeWagner, Richard; Abella, Rosalie Silberman; Moldaver, Michael J.; Côté, Suzanne; Brown, Russell; Rowe, Malcolm; Martin, Sheilah
Citation2019 SCC 45
Date04 October 2019
CourtSupreme Court (Canada)
Docket Number38087
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46 practice notes
  • R. v. J.J., 2022 SCC 28
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • June 30, 2022
    ... 2004 SCC 5 , [2004] 1 S.C.R. 193 ; R. v. Osolin, [1993] 4 S.C.R. 595 ; Dubois v. The Queen, [1985] 2 S.C.R. 350 ; Fleming v. Ontario, 2019 SCC 45, [2019] 3 S.C.R. 519 ; Gosselin v. Quebec (Attorney General), 2002 SCC 84 , [2002] 4 S.C.R. 429 ; R. v. White, [1999] 2 S.C.R. 417 ; Cana......
  • R. v. Ndhlovu, 2022 SCC 38
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • October 28, 2022
    ...; R. v. Clay, 2003 SCC 75 , [2003] 3 S.C.R. 735 ; R. v. Malmo‑Levine, 2003 SCC 74 , [2003] 3 S.C.R. 571 ; Fleming v. Ontario, 2019 SCC 45, [2019] 3 S.C.R. 519 ; R. v. Beare, [1988] 2 S.C.R. 387 ; R. v. D.T., 2021 CanLII 85816; R. v. Callahan, 2021 CanLII 41952; R. v. Firingston......
  • The Criminal Law and the Constitution
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Criminal Law. Eighth edition
    • September 1, 2022
    ...Court has resisted using the common law to develop powers to arrest and has deferred to statutory powers of arrest. Fleming v Ontario , 2019 SCC 45. 107 Report of the Manitoba Aboriginal Justice Inquiry (Winnipeg: Queen’s Printer, 1991); Report of the Commission on Systemic Racism in the On......
  • Table of cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Criminal Procedure. Fourth Edition
    • June 23, 2020
    ...Services Board, 2015 ONCA 208, 124 OR (3d) 641, 383 DLR (4th) 512, 320 CCC (3d) 437 ............................. 20 Fleming v Ontario, 2019 SCC 45, [2019] SCJ No 45 ...........18, 20, 21, 23, 325, 326 Frey v Fedoruk, [1950] SCR 517, 97 CCC 1, [1950] SCJ No 21 ......................... 325 ......
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22 cases
  • R. v. J.J., 2022 SCC 28
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • June 30, 2022
    ... 2004 SCC 5 , [2004] 1 S.C.R. 193 ; R. v. Osolin, [1993] 4 S.C.R. 595 ; Dubois v. The Queen, [1985] 2 S.C.R. 350 ; Fleming v. Ontario, 2019 SCC 45, [2019] 3 S.C.R. 519 ; Gosselin v. Quebec (Attorney General), 2002 SCC 84 , [2002] 4 S.C.R. 429 ; R. v. White, [1999] 2 S.C.R. 417 ; Cana......
  • R. v. Ndhlovu, 2022 SCC 38
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • October 28, 2022
    ...; R. v. Clay, 2003 SCC 75 , [2003] 3 S.C.R. 735 ; R. v. Malmo‑Levine, 2003 SCC 74 , [2003] 3 S.C.R. 571 ; Fleming v. Ontario, 2019 SCC 45, [2019] 3 S.C.R. 519 ; R. v. Beare, [1988] 2 S.C.R. 387 ; R. v. D.T., 2021 CanLII 85816; R. v. Callahan, 2021 CanLII 41952; R. v. Firingston......
  • R v Singer,
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Saskatchewan)
    • November 15, 2023
    ...an offence has been or is about to be committed. 52 In answering this question, Tulloch J.A. relied on the reasoning in Fleming v Ontario, 2019 SCC 45, [2009] 3 SCR 45 [ Fleming], where the Supreme Court of Canada reiterated the test to be applied where the question is whether the common la......
  • R. v. McColman, 2021 ONCA 382
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Ontario)
    • June 4, 2021
    ...and restricting police powers is something that is well within the authority of legislatures”: Fleming v. Ontario, 2019 SCC 45, 437 D.L.R. (4th) 220 , at para. 41. As Iacobucci J. observed in R. v. Mann, 2004 SCC 52 , [2004] 3 S.C.R. 59 , at para. 17: “complex legal de......
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4 firm's commentaries
  • The Supreme Court Of Canada Holds That The Common Law Does Not Empower The Police To Arrest A Person Who Is Acting Lawfully
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • October 18, 2019
    ...Court of Canada Case in Depth: Fleming v Ontario, 2019 SCC 45 The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Fleming v Ontario, on October 4, 2019. T he decision was unanimous, with Côté J. writing for the The case is about common law police powers of arrest. In arresting Mr. Fleming......
  • 2019 Year In Review At The Supreme Court Of Canada
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • June 1, 2020
    ...in order to deny military members the right to a jury trial. Read the full decision here. 4. Fleming v. Ontario (Ontario, civil by leave) 2019 SCC 45: Under common law, the police can limit someone's freedom if it is reasonably necessary to do so in order for the police to carry out their d......
  • COVID-19: Can They Do That? Part IX: Enforcement Of Emergency Measures
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • April 22, 2020
    ...liberty where doing so is "reasonably necessary for the fulfilment" of one of their statutory or common law duties (R. v. Fleming, 2019 SCC 45, at para. 47; see also R. v. Waterfield, [1963] 3 All E.R. 659). This principle is known as the "ancillary powers For a police action to constitute ......
  • Supreme Court Of Canada Addresses Common Law Police Powers
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • October 22, 2019
    ...the recent decision of Fleming v. Ontario, 2019 SCC 45, the Supreme Court of Canada declared that there is no common law police power to arrest individuals acting lawfully to prevent an apprehended breach of the peace by someone else. Applying the ancillary powers doctrine, the Court found ......
13 books & journal articles
  • The Criminal Law and the Constitution
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Criminal Law. Eighth edition
    • September 1, 2022
    ...Court has resisted using the common law to develop powers to arrest and has deferred to statutory powers of arrest. Fleming v Ontario , 2019 SCC 45. 107 Report of the Manitoba Aboriginal Justice Inquiry (Winnipeg: Queen’s Printer, 1991); Report of the Commission on Systemic Racism in the On......
  • Table of cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Criminal Procedure. Fourth Edition
    • June 23, 2020
    ...Services Board, 2015 ONCA 208, 124 OR (3d) 641, 383 DLR (4th) 512, 320 CCC (3d) 437 ............................. 20 Fleming v Ontario, 2019 SCC 45, [2019] SCJ No 45 ...........18, 20, 21, 23, 325, 326 Frey v Fedoruk, [1950] SCR 517, 97 CCC 1, [1950] SCJ No 21 ......................... 325 ......
  • Nature of the Interaction Between Police and Individuals
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Detention and Arrest - Third Edition
    • February 27, 2024
    ...Sopinka J’s discussion in Kokesch , above note 26. 44 R v Waterield , [1963] 3 All ER 659 (CA) [ Waterield ]. 45 Fleming v Ontario , 2019 SCC 45 at para 43 [ Fleming ]. Nature of the Interaction Between Police and Individuals 19 The irst citing of Waterield by the Supreme Court appears to......
  • Powers of Detention
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Detention and Arrest - Third Edition
    • February 27, 2024
    ...Confusion on Common Law Powers” (2022) 77 Criminal Reports (7th) 330. 191 See, for example, Tim , above note 19, or Fleming v Ontario , 2019 SCC 45, both of which cite principles from Clayton but do not apply its test. To the same efect, see R v Reid , 2016 ONCA 944 at paras 28–30, or Manni......
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