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S.C.C. - Supreme Court of Canada (Canada)

Related Citation: S.C.R.


January 2000 to date.

Legal citation of published decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada).

In 2000, the Supreme Court of Canada, based in Ottawa, Ontario, opted for a database and Internet-friendly neutral citation: S.C.C.

Supreme Court of Canada buildingIt is often presented without the periods as "SCC".

Since 2000, all cases chosen for release to the public are assigned a permanent SCC number with the four-digit year followed by the SCC and then a sequentially assigned number which starts at 1 given to the first judgment issued.

SCC is expected to eventually replace the older S.C.R. legal citation, the latter now only used in reference to the printed version of a SCC case.

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