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Supreme Court Act

Version of section 2 from 2002-12-31 to 2003-03-31:

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) In this Act,



    appeal includes any proceeding to set aside or vary any judgment of the court appealed from; (appel)


    Cour suprême ou Cour

    Court means the Supreme Court of Canada continued by section 3; (Cour suprême ou Cour)

    court appealed from

    juridiction inférieure

    court appealed from means the court from which the appeal is brought directly to the Supreme Court, whether that court is one of original jurisdiction or a court of appeal; (juridiction inférieure)

    final judgment

    jugement définitif

    final judgment means any judgment, rule, order or decision that determines in whole or in part any substantive right of any of the parties in controversy in any judicial proceeding; (jugement définitif)



    judge means a judge of the Court and includes the Chief Justice; (juge)



    judgment, when used with reference to the court appealed from, includes any judgment, rule, order, decision, decree, decretal order or sentence thereof, and when used with reference to the Supreme Court, includes any judgment or order of that Court; (jugement)

    judicial proceeding

    procédure judiciaire

    judicial proceeding includes any action, suit, cause, matter or other proceeding in disposing of which the court appealed from has not exercised merely a regulative, administrative or executive jurisdiction; (procédure judiciaire)



    Registrar means the Registrar of the Court; (registraire)

    Supreme Court

    Cour suprême ou Cour

    Supreme Court has the meaning given in this section to “Court”; (Cour suprême ou Cour)



    witness means any person, whether a party or not, to be examined under this Act. (témoin)

  • Marginal note:Application to the territories

    (2) For the purposes of this Act, the expression “highest court of final resort in a province” includes, in the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut, the Court of Appeal thereof.

  • R.S., 1985, c. S-26, s. 2
  • 1993, c. 28, s. 78

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