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Our Aim
The Court aims to be inclusive. We believe that by publishing commentary from a wide selection of scholars, practitioners and other interested citizens we will produce fruitful and stimulating discussions about the judicial rulings that play a large role in the governance of Canada.

Respond
We encourage our readers to respond to commentary, and have made response forms available for that purpose after each of the entries on the site.

Send Us Commentary
We also solicit your commentary on recently decided judgments of the Supreme Court or cases that are due to be heard. Send us your comment in electronic form, tell us a little about yourself, and one of our editors will be in touch with you to discuss publication of your contribution. Commentary should be in either English or French.

We publish brief pieces — somewhere between 400 and 1,500 words in length — that offer a reasoned analysis or critique. (We are interested in longer pieces, but will publish them in a different way.) We try not to make our comments footnote heavy; and we aim for a style of writing that is appropriate to the nature of the subject matter but at the same time enjoyable to read online, serious but not solemn, precise but not pompous… And we’re not afraid of humour.

Become a Friend of The Court
Friends of The Court are those who have made a modest commitment to this enterprise and send us a minimum of three pieces of commentary a year. We are recruiting scholars and practitioners who we believe would enjoy the practice of commenting online and engaging in timely discussion of issues as they come before the Supreme Court.

If you think you might like to become a Friend of The Court, please let us know. We will get in touch to tell you more about the role.

Send Us Documents

The resources on The Court include various documents of interest in connection with the Supreme Court. If you would like to see your book, monograph or article made available on this site, please let us know. We hope to build a significant repository of useful texts.

We will also publish factums from Supreme Court cases. Let us know if you would like to make a factum publicly available on our site.

Spread The Word
You can contribute to the success of this enterprise by telling others about us. We provide a means of emailing links to our commentary at the end of every post, so it’s easy to pass the word on. If you have a website, put up a link to our site. The larger our readership, the better the discussion will be.