Of the 43 written judgments handed down in 2019, Supreme Court of Canada judges spoke unanimously and agreed on the outcomes in just 28 per cent of the cases.
Eugene Meehan, Q.C. states in this The Lawyer’s Daily article that the increasing frequency of dissent at the Supreme Court is “the new normal”. He also remarks that “having a unanimous judgment makes little difference, and instead dissent better reflects legal realities.”
Read the full article here.