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Description found in Archives

Supreme Court of Canada fonds [multiple media]. 



Place of creation


709.85 m of textual records
492 microfiche
213 maps some mss., some ink on tracing linen, some blueprints
51 technical drawings
10 architectural drawings some blueprints
1 atlas (4 folded leaves) 4 maps 28 cm.
1 atlas (3 folded leaves) 3 maps 29 cm.
1 atlas (13 leaves, some folded) ill., 7 maps 28 cm.
1 v. (13 leaves) blueprints 11 cm.
1 v. (3 folded leaves) blueprints 28 cm.
3 leaves photocopy 34 x 21 cm.
172 audio cassettes (ca. 172 h)

Added language of material: French

Scope and content

Fonds consists of records created and/or maintained by the Supreme Court of Canada. Researchers are cautioned that unprocessed textual records and records in other media are not reflected in this description.

Multiple media - for use in descriptive records only
96: Restrictions vary
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

Finding aids are available. See lower level descriptions and accession records in ArchiviaNet (the NA website). (Other)

Biography / Administrative history

The Supreme Court of Canada was established in 1875 by the Supreme and Exchequer Court Act (38 Vic., c.11, 1875). In 1949 appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council were abolished, and the Supreme Court became the highest court of all legal issues of federal and provincial jurisdiction. The Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice and eight puisne judges who are appointed by the Governor in Council.

The Supreme Court is the general court of appeal for civil and criminal cases and the judgement of the court is final and conclusive. It also advises federal and provincial governments on important questions of law concerning the interpretation of the constitution, the constitutionality or interpretation of federal and provincial legislation, and the powers of Parliament and provincial legislatures. The Court also advises on other matters referred to it by the Governor in Council, or conferred on it by statute. Its role has become increasingly important since the repatriation of the Constitution in 1982 and the creation of a Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Additional information

Further accruals are expected.


Other system control no.