According to its recently relethe Supreme Court of Canada heard far fewer appeals last year than it did in 2019; just 41 compared to 69.ased 2020 Year in Review, the Supreme Court of Canada heard far fewer appeals last year than it did in 2019; just 41 compared to 69.

There was also a drop in numbers for completed leave applications; 471 down from 525 in 2019. As well, the SCC granted 28 applications compared to 36 the previous year.

In Canadian Lawyer, Eugene Meehan Q.C. explains that “the lower number of leaves and appeals are due in part to the pandemic slowdown, but also in part to the court being careful about managing its docket.”

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