Source: Introduction to The Study of Law (8 edn, 2016), p. 103 Top.
SUPERIOR PROVINCIAL COURTS
The key to the Canadian court system is the superior court of general jurisdiction in each province. The name of this court varies from province to province. In Ontario it is called the Superior Court of Justice. In Saskatchewan, Alberta and New Brunswick it is the Court of Queen's Bench. In the other common law provinces it is the Supreme Court, the trial division being originally distinguished from the appellate division. In Quebec it is the Cour Supérieure. This court is the court of justice in each province, not in the sense that it hears more cases or affects more people other than courts. It does not. It is the court in the sense that it is the general court with unlimited juris- diction and unlimited powers to administer the law except insofar as a statute specifically gives exclusive jurisdiction over some particular subject-matter to another tribunal. It is this court that is the successor to the eighteenth-century courts of common law and equity. All other courts, above and below, have been added later.
Over the superior court of original jurisdiction in each province is an appel- late court, called the Court of Appeal. In Ontario there is also a court called the Divisional Court which sits in panels of three judges of the Superior Court to hear certain kinds of appeals and to review decisions of administrative tribunals. The judges of all these provincial courts are appointed by the government of Canada.
Exclude Québec. I know that this isn't the most urgent legal hitch in Canada, but what are some other reasons for not uniformising the names of the Superior Provincial Courts? Like Superior Court of [Province/Territory name]?
Laypeople usually confuse Supreme Court of B.C. with Supreme Court of Canada.