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Common Queries

Find answers without having to drill into a results list

Get quick answers to common legal questions

Quickly address legal questions for a variety of topics, without having to drill into a results list. With Common Queries on Westlaw Edge Canada, you can simply enter a question into the global search bar and select the most relevant query served up by predictive typeahead.

  • Arrive at answers quickly with language extracted directly from judgments
  • Confirm familiar points of law in situations where you need quick access to case authority
  • Connect quickly to the underlying case
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See how it works

Predictive typeahead guides you to queries based on key terms entered in the search bar. This provides you with an intuitive starting point, especially when you need quick answers.

Once a query is selected, you will be presented with accurate and succinct answers extracted from cases, which significantly reduces the time needed to research case law.

All answers are linked to the case from which they were extracted, so they can be read in the context of the full decision.

You can use the originating decision to access the broader network of related Westlaw content, using the linked Abridgment classifications, Citing References, Case History and Related Proceedings, Court Document and Legal Memoranda (where applicable). 

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