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Andrews v. Law Society of British Columbia (1989), 10 C.H.R.R. D/5719 (S.C.C.)

B. v. Ontario (Human Rights Comm.) (2002), 44 C.H.R.R. D/1, 2002 SCC 66

Bailey v. Anmore (Village) (1992), 19 C.H.R.R. D/369 (B.C.C.H.R.)

Bell v. Ladas (1980), 1 C.H.R.R. D/155 (Ont. Bd.Inq.)

British Columbia (Public Service Employee Relations Comm.) v. B.C.G.E.U. (1999), 35 C.H.R.R. D/257 (S.C.C.)

British Columbia (Superintendent of Motor Vehicles) v. British Columbia (Council of Human Rights) (1999), 36 C.H.R.R. D/129 (S.C.C.)

Brooks v. Canada Safeway Ltd. (1989), 10 C.H.R.R. D/6183 (S.C.C.)

Brossard (Ville) c. Québec (Comm. des droits de la personne) (1988), 10 C.H.R.R. D/5515 (S.C.C.)

Canada (Attorney General) v. Grover (No. 1) (1992), 18 C.H.R.R. D/1 (C.H.R.T.)

Canada (Attorney General) v. Mossop (1993), 17 C.H.R.R. D/349 (S.C.C.)

Canada (Attorney General) v. Robinson (1994), 21 C.H.R.R. D/113 (F.C.A.)

Canada (Attorney General) v. Uzoaba (1995), 26 C.H.R.R. D/428 (F.C.T.D.)

Canada (Human Rights Comm.) v. Canadian Liberty Net (1998), 31 C.H.R.R. D/433 (S.C.C.)

Canada (Human Rights Comm.) v. Taylor (1990), 13 C.H.R.R. D/435 (S.C.C.)

Canada (Human Rights Comm.) v. Toronto Dominion Bank (1996), 25 C.H.R.R. D/373 (F.C.T.D.)

Canada (Treasury Board) v. Robichaud (1987), 8 C.H.R.R. D/4326 (S.C.C.)

Canadian Jewish Congress v. North Shore Free Press Ltd. (No. 7) (1998), 30 C.H.R.R. D/5 (B.C.H.R.T.)

Canadian National Railway Co. v. Canada (Human Rights Comm.) and Action travail des femmes (1987), 8 C.H.R.R. D/4210 (S.C.C.)

Canadian National Railway Co. v. Canada (Human Rights Comm.) and Bhinder (1985), 7 C.H.R.R. D/3093 (S.C.C.)

Canadian Odeon Theatres Ltd. v. Huck (1985), 6 C.H.R.R. D/2682 (Sask. C.A.)

Central Alberta Dairy Pool v. Alberta (Human Rights Comm.) (1990), 12 C.H.R.R. D/417 (S.C.C.)

Central Okanagan School Dist. No. 23 v. Renaud (1992), 16 C.H.R.R. D/425 (S.C.C.)

Chiswell v. Valdi Foods 1987 Inc. (1994), 25 C.H.R.R. D/400 (Ont. Bd.Inq.)

Council of Canadians with Disabilities v. Via Rail Canada Inc. (2007), 59 C.H.R.R. D/276, 2007 SCC 15

Dwyer v. Toronto (Metro) (No. 3) (1996), 27 C.H.R.R. D/108 (Ont. Bd.Inq.)

Entrop v. Imperial Oil Ltd. (1995), 23 C.H.R.R. D/196 (Ont. Bd.Inq.)

Fougere v. Rallis (No. 1) (2003), 46 C.H.R.R. D/392, 2003 BCHRT 23

Gibbs v. Battlefords and Dist. Co-operative Ltd. (1996), 27 C.H.R.R. D/87 (S.C.C.)

Gould v. Yukon Order of Pioneers (1996), 25 C.H.R.R. D/87 (S.C.C.)

Haig v. Canada (1992), 16 C.H.R.R. D/226 (Ont. C.A.)

Halifax Regional Police Service v. Johnson (No. 1) (2003), 48 C.H.R.R. D/307 (N.S. Bd.Inq.)

Hydro-Québec v. Syndicat des employé-e-s de techniques professionnelles et de bureau d'Hydro-Québec, section locale 2000 (SCFP-FTQ) (2008), 63 C.H.R.R. D/301, 2008 SCC 43

Imperial Oil Ltd. v. Entrop (1998), 30 C.H.R.R. D/433 (Ont. Ct. (Gen.Div.))

Insurance Corp. of British Columbia v. Heerspink (1982), 3 C.H.R.R. D/1163 (S.C.C.)

Janzen v. Platy Enterprises Ltd. (1989), 10 C.H.R.R. D/6205 (S.C.C.)

Leshner v. Ontario (No. 2) (1992), 16 C.H.R.R. D/184 (Ont. Bd.Inq.)

McAleer v. Canada (Human Rights Comm.) (1996), 26 C.H.R.R. D/280 (F.C.T.D.)

McGill University Health Centre v. Syndicat des employés de l'Hôpital général de Montréal (2007), 59 C.H.R.R. D/259, 2007 SCC 4

McKinney v. University of Guelph (1990), 13 C.H.R.R. D/171 (S.C.C.)

Moore v. Canada (Treasury Board) (1996), 25 C.H.R.R. D/351 (C.H.R.T.)

Multani v. Marguerite-Bourgeoys, Comm. scolaire (2006), 55 C.H.R.R. D/463, 2006 SCC 6

North Vancouver School Dist. No. 44 v. Jubran (2005), 52 C.H.R.R. D/1, 2005 BCCA 201

Ontario (Human Rights Comm.) v. Etobicoke (Borough) (1982), 3 C.H.R.R. D/781 (S.C.C.)

Ontario (Human Rights Comm.) and O’Malley v. Simpsons-Sears Ltd. (1985), 7 C.H.R.R. D/3102 (S.C.C.)

Ouimette v. Lily Cups Ltd. (1990), 12 C.H.R.R. D/19 (Ont. Bd.Inq.)

Québec (Comm. des droits de la personne) c. Coutu (No 2) (1995), 26 C.H.R.R. D/31 (T.D.P.Q.)

Québec (Comm. des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse) et Mercier c. Montréal (Ville) (May 3, 2000), 37 C.H.R.R. D/271, 2000 SCC 27

Radek v. Henderson Development (Canada) Ltd. (No. 3) (2005), 52 C.H.R.R. D/430, 2005 BCHRT 302

Ripplinger v. Ryan (1996), 24 C.H.R.R. D/435 (Sask. C.A.)

Ross v. New Brunswick School Dist. No. 15 (1996), 25 C.H.R.R. D/175 (S.C.C.)

Saskatchewan (Human Rights Comm.) v. Saskatchewan (Dept. of Social Services) (1988), 9 C.H.R.R. D/5181 (Sask. C.A.)

Shaw v. Levac Supply Ltd. (1990), 14 C.H.R.R. D/36 (Ont. Bd.Inq.)

Torres v. Royalty Kitchenware Ltd. (1982), 3 C.H.R.R. D/858 (Ont. Bd.Inq.)

University of British Columbia v. Berg (1993), 18 C.H.R.R. D/310 (S.C.C.)

Vriend v. Alberta (1997), 30 C.H.R.R. D/1 (S.C.C.)

York Condominium Corp. No. 216 v. Dudnik (1991), 14 C.H.R.R. D/406 (Ont. Div.Ct.)

Zurich Insurance Co. v. Ontario (Human Rights Comm.) (1992), 16 C.H.R.R. D/255 (S.C.C.)

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