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The Federal Court of Appeal

Caseload and Decision-Making


From: The Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court


This chapter describes the judicial highway in terms of the type and volume and flow of its traffic, with some attention to how this is evolving over time. Describing a court in terms of its evolving formal jurisdiction is not unlike describing a major highway in terms of a line on the map — it is accurate and useful for many purposes, but it leaves many questions unanswered.



Peter McCormick

Peter McCormick is professor emeritus of Political Science at the University of Lethbridge, where he taught for forty years. He has a BA from the University of Alberta (1968), an MA from the University of Toronto (1969), and a DPhil from the London School of Economics (1974).