Table 4
Initiated and active civil court cases by type of case, selected provinces and territories, 2009/2010 and 2010/2011

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Table 4
Initiated and active civil court cases by type of case, selected provinces and territories, 2009/2010 and 2010/2011
Province or territory Type of case InitiatedNote 1 Total activeNote 2
2009/2010 2010/2011 Percent change 2009/2010 to 2010/2011 2009/2010 2010/2011 Percent change 2009/2010 to 2010/2011
number percent number percent
Nova Scotia Family 6,185 5,500 -11 15,317 15,092 -1
General civil 13,136 13,129 0 22,345 22,061 -1
Total civil court 19,321 18,629 -4 37,662 37,153 -1
Ontario Family 102,201 96,716 -5 169,608 162,823 -4
General civil 181,177 169,137 -7 327,261 319,528 -2
Total civil court 283,378 265,853 -6 496,869 482,351 -3
Alberta Family 44,094 44,428 1 73,335 74,910 2
General civil 74,504 70,747 -5 138,040 134,039 -3
Total civil court 118,598 115,175 -3 211,375 208,949 -1
British Columbia Family 25,367 24,064 -5 68,532 63,978 -7
General civil 69,843 67,573 -3 122,514 124,391 2
Total civil court 95,210 91,637 -4 191,046 188,369 -1
Yukon Family 306 291 -5 590 581 -2
General civil 462 464 0 813 820 1
Total civil court 768 755 -2 1,403 1,401 0
Northwest Territories Family 446 446 0 1,024 975 -5
General civil 522 524 0 1,013 1,031 2
Total civil court 968 970 0 2,037 2,006 -2
Nunavut Family 668 619 -7 845 829 -2
General civil 147 147 0 263 270 3
Total civil court 815 766 -6 1,108 1,099 -1
Total Family 179,267 172,064 -4 329,251 319,188 -3
General civil 339,791 321,721 -5 612,249 602,140 -2
Total civil court 519,058 493,785 -5 941,500 921,328 -2
1. Refers to cases newly started during the year.
2. Refers to cases that had activity or were initiated during the year.
Note: Excludes data from Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan due to the unavailability of data.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Civil Court Survey.
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