Re B.C. Motor Vehicle Act, [1985] 2 SCR 486

JurisdictionFederal Jurisdiction (Canada)
JudgeDickson, Robert George Brian; Beetz, Jean; McIntyre, William Rogers; Chouinard, Julien; Lamer, Antonio; Wilson, Bertha; Le Dain, Gerald Eric
Date17 December 1985
Citation[1985] 2 SCR 486,48 CR (3d) 289,24 DLR (4th) 536,48 CRC (3d) 289,69 BCLR 145,36 MVR 240,[1985] SCJ No 73 (QL),18 CRR 30,[1986] DLQ 90,63 NR 266,[1985] CarswellBC 398,JE 86-99,1985 CanLII 81 (SCC),[1986] 1 WWR 481,23 CCC (3d) 289,15 WCB 343
Docket Number17590
CourtSupreme Court (Canada)
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  • R. v. J.E.D., (2002) 325 A.R. 305 (QB)
    • Canada
    • Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta (Canada)
    • December 6, 2002
    ...principles of criminal justice such as the principle that the morally innocent should not be punished: see Re B.C. Motor Vehicle Act , [1985] 2 S.C.R. 486, at p. 513, 23 C.C.C.(3d) 289, 24 D.L.R.(4th) 536; R. v. Vaillancourt , [1987] 2 S.C.R. 636 at p. 652-53, 39 C.C.C.(3d) 118, 47 D.L.R.(4......
  • R. v. Wilder (D.M.), [2003] B.C.T.C. 859 (SC)
    • Canada
    • British Columbia Supreme Court of British Columbia (Canada)
    • June 3, 2003
    ...180]. R. v. Dowsell, [1999] O.J. No. 816 (C.J.), refd to. [para. 180]. Reference Re Section 94(2) of the Motor Vehicle Act (B.C.), [1985] 2 S.C.R. 486; 63 N.R. 266; [1986] 1 W.W.R. 481; 23 C.C.C.(3d) 289; 48 C.R.(3d) 289; 24 D.L.R.(4th) 536; 36 M.V.R. 240; 69 B.C.L.R.(2d) 145; 18 C.R.R. 30,......
  • R. v. Paxton (D.W.), (2012) 531 A.R. 233 (QB)
    • Canada
    • Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta (Canada)
    • December 22, 2011
    ...425; 106 N.R. 161; 39 O.A.C. 161; 54 C.C.C.(3d) 417, refd to. [para. 30]. Reference Re Section 94(2) of the Motor Vehicle Act (B.C.), [1985] 2 S.C.R. 486; 63 N.R. 266; 23 C.C.C.(3d) 289, refd to. [para. 31]. R. v. Harrer (H.M.), [1995] 3 S.C.R. 562; 186 N.R. 329; 64 B.C.A.C. 161; 105 W.A.C.......
  • R. v. Derose (A.S.) et al., 2002 ABPC 154
    • Canada
    • Provincial Court of Alberta (Canada)
    • October 15, 2002
    ...134 B.C.A.C. 236; 219 W.A.C. 236; 143 C.C.C.(3d) 129, refd to. [para. 18]. Reference Re Section 94(2) of the Motor Vehicle Act (B.C.), [1985] 2 S.C.R. 486; 63 N.R. 266, refd to. [para. R. v. Beare; R. v. Higgins, [1988] 2 S.C.R. 387; 88 N.R. 205; 71 Sask.R. 1; 45 C.C.C.(3d) 57, refd to. [pa......
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  • R. v. J.E.D., (2002) 325 A.R. 305 (QB)
    • Canada
    • Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta (Canada)
    • December 6, 2002
    ...principles of criminal justice such as the principle that the morally innocent should not be punished: see Re B.C. Motor Vehicle Act , [1985] 2 S.C.R. 486, at p. 513, 23 C.C.C.(3d) 289, 24 D.L.R.(4th) 536; R. v. Vaillancourt , [1987] 2 S.C.R. 636 at p. 652-53, 39 C.C.C.(3d) 118, 47 D.L.R.(4......
  • R. v. Wilder (D.M.), [2003] B.C.T.C. 859 (SC)
    • Canada
    • British Columbia Supreme Court of British Columbia (Canada)
    • June 3, 2003
    ...180]. R. v. Dowsell, [1999] O.J. No. 816 (C.J.), refd to. [para. 180]. Reference Re Section 94(2) of the Motor Vehicle Act (B.C.), [1985] 2 S.C.R. 486; 63 N.R. 266; [1986] 1 W.W.R. 481; 23 C.C.C.(3d) 289; 48 C.R.(3d) 289; 24 D.L.R.(4th) 536; 36 M.V.R. 240; 69 B.C.L.R.(2d) 145; 18 C.R.R. 30,......
  • R. v. Paxton (D.W.), (2012) 531 A.R. 233 (QB)
    • Canada
    • Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta (Canada)
    • December 22, 2011
    ...425; 106 N.R. 161; 39 O.A.C. 161; 54 C.C.C.(3d) 417, refd to. [para. 30]. Reference Re Section 94(2) of the Motor Vehicle Act (B.C.), [1985] 2 S.C.R. 486; 63 N.R. 266; 23 C.C.C.(3d) 289, refd to. [para. 31]. R. v. Harrer (H.M.), [1995] 3 S.C.R. 562; 186 N.R. 329; 64 B.C.A.C. 161; 105 W.A.C.......
  • R. v. Derose (A.S.) et al., 2002 ABPC 154
    • Canada
    • Provincial Court of Alberta (Canada)
    • October 15, 2002
    ...134 B.C.A.C. 236; 219 W.A.C. 236; 143 C.C.C.(3d) 129, refd to. [para. 18]. Reference Re Section 94(2) of the Motor Vehicle Act (B.C.), [1985] 2 S.C.R. 486; 63 N.R. 266, refd to. [para. R. v. Beare; R. v. Higgins, [1988] 2 S.C.R. 387; 88 N.R. 205; 71 Sask.R. 1; 45 C.C.C.(3d) 57, refd to. [pa......
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5 firm's commentaries
  • BLANEY’S APPEALS: ONTARIO COURT OF APPEAL SUMMARIES (JANUARY 14 – 18, 2019)
    • Canada
    • LexBlog Canada
    • January 18, 2019
    ...Act, RSO 1990, c P.33, R v Lacasse, 2015 SCC 64, R v M (CA), [1996] 1 SCR 500, R v Anderson, 2014 SCC 41, Re BC Motor Vehicle Act, [1985] 2 SCR 486, R v Ipeelee, 2012 SCC 13, [2012] 1 SCR 433, R v Cotton Felts Ltd (1982), 2 CCC (3d) 287 (Ont CA), R v Priest (1996), 30 OR (3d) 538 (CA), R v ......
  • Court Of Appeal Summaries (November 11 – November 15, 2019)
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • November 22, 2019
    ...2 S.C.R. 145, R. v. Big M Drug Mart, [1985] 1 S.C.R. 295, R. v. Big M Drug Mart, [1985] 1 S.C.R. 295, Re B.C. Motor Vehicle Act, [1985] 2 S.C.R. 486, Canada (Attorney General) v. Federation of Law Societies of Canada, 2015 SCC 7, Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013 SCC 72, R. v. Nova......
  • Ontario Court Of Appeal Summaries (January 14 – 18, 2019)
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • January 24, 2019
    ...Act, RSO 1990, c P.33, R v Lacasse, 2015 SCC 64, R v M (CA), [1996] 1 SCR 500, R v Anderson, 2014 SCC 41, Re BC Motor Vehicle Act, [1985] 2 SCR 486, R v Ipeelee, 2012 SCC 13, [2012] 1 SCR 433, R v Cotton Felts Ltd (1982), 2 CCC (3d) 287 (Ont CA), R v Priest (1996), 30 OR (3d) 538 (CA), R v ......
  • 'Stare Decisis' And Constitutional Supremacy: Will Our Charter Past Become An Obstacle To Our Charter Future?
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • October 21, 2013
    ...Although "the principles of fundamental justice are to be found in the basic tenets of our legal system" (Re B.C. Motor Vehicle Act, [1985] 2 S.C.R. 486, per Lamer J. at p. 503), the principles at issue in this case were not clearly articulated as such when the reference was heard. The juri......
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165 books & journal articles
  • Table of cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Fundamental Justice: Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Second Edition
    • June 22, 2019
    ...56 Re Application under s 83.23 of the Criminal Code, 2004 SCC 42 .................. 164 Re BC Motor Vehicle Act, [1985] 2 SCR 486, 24 DLR (4th) 536, [1985] SCJ No 73, aff’g (1983), 147 DLR (3d) 539, 4 CCC (3d) 243, [1983] BCJ No 2259 (CA) ........... xvii, 5, 69–70, 75, 77, 78, 114, 115, 1......
  • Table of cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Sovereignty, Restraint, & Guidance. Canadian Criminal Law in the 21st Century
    • June 25, 2019
    ...Reference Re Assisted Human Reproduction Act, 2010 SCC 61 .................. 13, 58, 59 Reference Re BC Motor Vehicle Act, [1985] 2 SCR 486 .................................... 17, 60, 66, 69, 80, 112, 366 Reference Re Firearms Act, [2000] 1 SCR 783 ...............................................
  • Table of Cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Canada's Laws on Import and Export. An Overview
    • June 19, 2014
    ...53 Reference Re Section 94(2) of the Motor Vehicle Act (BC) (1983), 4 CCC (3d) 243, 147 DLR (3d) 539, [1983] BCJ No 2259 (CA), af’d [1985] 2 SCR 486, 23 CCC (3d) 289, 24 DLR (4th) 536 ....................................73 Regal Confections Inc v Deputy Minister of National Revenue, AP-98-0......
  • Rights in the Criminal Process
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Archive The Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Sixth Edition
    • June 22, 2021
    ...if imprisonment is available as a penalty, such a law then violates a person’s right to liberty under s 7 of the Canadian Charter of 2 [1985] 2 SCR 486, 24 DLR (4th) 536 [ Re Motor Vehicle Act ]. Rights in the Criminal Process 297 Rights and Freedoms . . . . In other words, absolute liabili......
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