Court of Appeal for Ontario

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Current judges

(Full complement of 22, including one Chief Justice and one Associate Chief Justice)

# Position / Name Appointed Nominated by Position(s) Prior to Appointment* Other Details
1 Chief Justice George Strathy[1] June 13, 2014 (Chief)
April 26, 2013 (Judge)
Harper Superior Court (2007 to 2013) Published criminal decisions
2 Associate Chief Justice Alexandra Hoy[2] June 7, 2013 (Assoc.)
December, 2, 2011 (Judge)
Harper Superior Court Published criminal decisions
3 Justice David H. Doherty Sept 1, 1990 Brian Mulroney Superior Court (1988 to 1990)
Crown attorney
Called to bar (~1974)
Published criminal decisions
4 Justice Kathryn N. Feldman [1] June 11, 1998 Chrétien Superior Court (1990 to 1998)
Blake, Cassels & Graydon
Called to bar (1975)
Published criminal decisions
5 Justice Paul Rouleau[3] April 15, 2005 Martin Superior Court (2002 to 2005)
Heenan Blaikie
Called to bar (1979)
Published criminal decisions
6 Justice David Watt[4] October 12, 2007 Harper Superior Court (1985 to 2007)
Crown attorney
Called to bar (1972)
Published criminal decisions
7 Justice Gladys Pardu [5] November 8, 2011 Harper Superior Court (1991 to 2013)
Pardu Macdonald (1976 to 1991)
Called to bar (1976)
Published criminal decisions
8 Justice Peter Lauwers[6] December 14, 2012 Harper Superior Court (2008 to 2012)
Miller Thompson LLP
Published criminal decisions
9 Justice Michael Tulloch[7] June 22, 2012 Harper Superior Court (2003 to 2012)
Private practice (criminal)
Called to bar (1991)
Published criminal decisions
10 Justice C. William Hourigan [8] October 2, 2013 Harper Superior Court (2009 to 2013)
Fasken Martineau LLP (1992 to 2009)
Called to bar (1992)
Published criminal decisions
11 Justice Katherine van Rensburg[8] October 2, 2013 Harper Superior Court (2006 to 2013)
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Called to bar (1983)
Published criminal decisions
12 Justice Mary Lou Benotto[5] November 8, 2013 Harper Superior Court (1996 to 2013)
Family Court (2001 to 2005)
Chapell Bushell Stewart (1978 to 2001)
Called to bar (1978)
Published criminal decisions
13 Justice Grant Huscroft[9] December 16, 2014 Harper Western Law School (Prof) (2002 to 2014)
University of Auckland (1992 to 2001)
Published criminal decisions
14 Justice David M Brown[10] December 16, 2014 Harper Superior Court (2006 to 2014) Published criminal decisions
15 Justice Lois Roberts [11] May 5, 2015 Harper Superior Court (2008 to 2015)
Genest Murray LLP (1988 to 2008)
Cassels Brock (1987 to 1988)
Published criminal decisions
16 Justice Bradley Miller[12] June 26, 2015 Harper Superior Court
Published criminal decisions
17 Justice Gary T. Trotter[13][14] Octobe 20, 2016 J. Trudeau Superior Court (2008 to 2016)
Ontario Court of Justice (2005 to 2008)
Queen's University (Prof) (2003 to 2016)
Ontario Crown Counsel (1988 to 2000)
Published criminal decisions
18 Justice J. Michal Fairburn[15] July 18, 2017 J. Trudeau Superior Court (December 16, 2014 to July 18, 2017)
Stockwoods

Ontario Crown Law Office
Called to bar (1992)

Published criminal decisions
19 Justice David M. Paciocco[16] April 7, 2017 J. Trudeau Court of Justice
Professor at University of Ottawa
Published criminal decisions
20 Justice Ian Nordheimer [17] Sept 15, 2017 J. Trudeau Superior Court (1999 to 2017)

Counsel with Fraser & Beatty / Dentons LLP

Published criminal decisions
21 Justice Alison Harrison-Young [2] August 31, 2018 J. Trudeau Superior Court (2004 - August 31, 2018)
Professor at Queen’s University
Called to bar (1985)
Published criminal decisions
22 Justice Benjamin Zarnett [3] November 9, 2018 J. Trudeau Goodmans LLP
Called to bar (1977)
Published criminal decisions

Supernumerary Justices

Position / Name Appointed Nominated by Position(s) Prior to Appointment* Other Details
Justice Sarah Pepall [18] April 10, 2012 (Judge)
April 6, 2018 (sup)
Harper Superior Court (1999 to 2012)
McMillan LLP
Called to bar (1978)
Published criminal decisions
Justice Robert J. Sharpe [4] May 25, 1999 Chrétien Superior Court
Professor University of Toronto Law School (1976 to 1999)
Published criminal decisions
Justice James C. MacPherson [5] May 25, 1999 (Judge)
January 1, 2017 (sup.)
Chrétien Superior Court
Dean of Law at Osgoode Law School
Executive Legal Officer of the Supreme Court of Canada (1985 to 1988)
Called to bar (1982)
Published criminal decisions
Justice Janet M. Simmons [6] [7] August 23, 2000 Chrétien Superior Court (1999 to 2000)
Ontario Court of Justice (1990 to 1999)
Called to bar (1979)
Published criminal decisions
Justice Eileen E. Gillese [8] January 5, 2002 (Judge)
January 1, 2017 (Sup.) [9]
Chrétien Superior Court (1999 to 2002)
Called to bar (1981)
Published criminal decisions
Justice Russell G. Juriansz [10] March 12, 2004 Martin Superior Court Published criminal decisions
Justice Jean L. MacFarland [19] [11] ] November 19, 2004 Martin Superior Court (1987 to 2004)
Called to bar (1973)
Published criminal decisions

Chief Justices of Ontario

Number Name Years
21 George R. Strathy 2014–
20 Warren K. Winkler [20] 2007–2013
19 R. Roy McMurtry 1996–2007
18 Charles Leonard Dubin 1990–1996
17 William Goldwin Carrington Howland 1977–1990
16 Willard Zebedee Estey 1976–1977
15 George Alexander Gale 1967–1976
14 Dana Harris Porter 1958–1967
13 John Wellington Pickup 1952–1957
12 Robert Spelman Robertson 1938–1952
11 Newton Wesley Rowell 1936–1938
10 Sir William Mulock 1923–1936
9 Sir William Ralph Meredith 1912–1923
8 Sir Charles Moss 1902–1912
7 John Douglas Armour 1900–1902
6 George William Burton 1897–1900
5 Sir John Hawkins Hagarty 1884–1897
4 John Godfrey Spragge 1881–1884
3 Thomas Moss 1878–1881
2 Robert Alexander Harrison 1875–1878
1 Sir William Buell Richards 1868–1875

Previous Justices

1990 to Present

Name Time in Office Nominated by Position(s) Prior to Appointment* Other Details
Karen Merle Weiler [12] 1992 to September 1, 2017 County Court (1980 to 1985)
District Court of Ontario (1985-1989)
Superior Court (1989 to 1992)
Weiler, Weiler and Maloney
Called to bar (1969)
Published criminal decisions
Justice John I. Laskin [13] Jan 27, 1994 (Judge)
Sept 1, 2016 (sup.)
2018 (ret.)
Chrétien Davies Ward & Beck LLP Published criminal decisions
Eleanore A. Cronk [14] July 31, 2001 - January 10, 2018 Chrétien Lax O’Sullivan Cronk
Called to bar (1977)
Published criminal decisions
Robert P. Armstrong [15] 2002 - ? Private practice
Called to bar (1967)
Published criminal decisions
Robert A. Blair 2003 - 2017 Superior Court (1991 to 2003)
Called to bar (1970)
Published criminal decisions
Justice Harry S. Laforme[19] November 19, 2004 (Judge)
June 30, 2012 (sup.)
Martin Superior Court (1994 to 2004)
Private practice (aboriginal)
Called to bar (1979)
Published criminal decisions
Susan E. Lang [16] 2004 - ? Superior Court (1989 to 2004)
Called to bar (1976)
Published criminal decisions
Justice Gloria J. Epstein[4] October 12, 2007 (Judge)
Jan 1, 2015 (Sup.)
Sept 2018 (Ret.)
Harper Superior Court (1993 to 2007)
Gloria Epstein and Associates (1985 to 1993)
Fraser Beatty (1982 to 1985)

Fasken and Calvin (1979 to 1982)
Called to bar (1979)
Published criminal decisions
Edward W. Ducharme [17] [18] 2012 - 2013 Harper Published criminal decisions
Marc Rosenberg[21] 1995–2015 Chrétien Assistant AG (1995)
Greenspan, Rosenberg and Buhr (1976 to 1995)
Called ot bar (1976)
Published criminal decisions
Stephen Goudge [22] 1996–2014 Chrétien Gowling, Strathy & Henderson
Call to bar (1970)
Published criminal decisions
Warren Winkler, Chief Justice 2007–2013 Published criminal decisions
Dennis O'Connor [19] 1998–2012 Chretien Borden & Elliot
Carrick, O’Connor (1966 to 1977)
Published criminal decisions
Michael Moldaver[21] December 22, 1995 to 2011 Chretien Pomerant, Pomerant & Greenspan
Called to bar (1973)
Published criminal decisions
Andromache Karakatsanis [20] [21] 2010–2011 Published criminal decisions
Louise V. Charron[21] 1995–2004 Chrétien District Court (1988)
University Ottawa Law (prof) (1985 to 1988)
Crown attorney (1980 to 1985) Lalonde, Chartrand & Gouin
Called to bar (1977)
Appointed to SCC (2004)
Published criminal decisions
Rosalie Abella 1992–2004 Published criminal decisions
Louise Arbour 1990–1999 High Court of Justice (1987 to 1990) Appointed to SCC (1999)
Published criminal decisions
Jean-Marc Labrosse 1990–2007 Published criminal decisions

1970 to 1989

Name Time in Office Nominated by Position(s) Prior to Appointment* Other Details
Marvin Adrian Catzman 1988–2007 High Court (1981 to 1988) Published criminal decisions
Stephen Borins[23] 1997 - ? Ontario Court (Gen Div) (1990 to 1997)
District Court (1975 to 1990)
Professor Osgood Hall
Called to Bar (1961)
Published criminal decisions
R. Roy McMurtry 1996-2007 as Chief Justice CJ for Ontario Court of Justice (General) (1994 to 1996) Published criminal decisions
Charles Dubin 1973–1996
1987 to 1990 (ACJ)
1990–1996 (CJ)
Published criminal decisions
William Goldwin Carrington Howland as Chief Justice 1975 to 1990 (ONCA)
1977–1990 (Chief)
Published criminal decisions
Walter Surma Tarnopolsky 1985–1993 Published criminal decisions
Peter deCarteret Cory 1981–1989 High Court (1974 to 1981) Appointed to SCC (1989)
Published criminal decisions
Bert James MacKinnon 1974–1987 (ONCA)
1978 to 1987 (ACJ)
Published criminal decisions
Bertha Wilson 1975–1982 Published criminal decisions
Goldwyn Arthur Martin 1973–1988 Published criminal decisions
James Joseph Carthy 1988 to 2004
John Wilson Morden 1978 to 1990
Allan McNiece Austin 1992 to 2003
George Duncan Finlayson 1984 to 2002
Thomas George Zuber 1975 to 1990
Coulter Arthur Anthony Osborne 1975 to 1990
Horace Krever 1986 to 1999
John Watson Brooke 1969 to 1999
Hilda Margaret McKinlay 1987 to 1999
Sydney L. Robins 1981 to 1998
Lloyd William Houlden 1974 to 1997
Allan Goodman 1979 to 1996
Patrick Thomas Galligan 1989 to 1995
Wilson David Griffith 1987 to 1995
Maurice Norbert Lacourcière 1974 to 1995
Samuel George McDougall Grange 1982 to 1995
Duncan Godren Blair 1979 to 1994
Donald Scarth Thorson 1978 to 1988
Gregory Thomas Evans 1965 to 1976 Appointed as CJ of High Court (1976)
Francis Stephen Weatherston 1977 to 1984
John Douglas Arnup 1970 to 1985
Bertha Wilson 1976 to 1982 Appointed to SCC
Willard Zebedee Estey 1973 to 1975
1976 to 1977 (CJ)
Appointed to SCC (1977)

Until 1969

Name Time in Office Nominated by Position(s) Prior to Appointment* Other Details
Bora Laskin 1965–1970 Appointed to SCC (1970)
Published criminal decisions
Roy Kellock 1942–1944 Published criminal decisions
Henry Hague Davis 1933–1935 Published criminal decisions
Newton Wesley Rowell as Chief Justice 1936–1937 Published criminal decisions
Sir William Mulock as Chief Justice 1923–1936 Published criminal decisions
John Douglas Armour 1887–1890 (as Chief Justice) (1901–1902) Published criminal decisions
John Hawkins Hagarty as Chief Justice 1884–1897 Published criminal decisions
Thomas Moss as Chief Justice 1878–1880 Published criminal decisions
Robert Alexander Harrison as Chief Justice 1875–1878 Published criminal decisions
Robert Everett Laidlaw 1943−1963 Published criminal decisions
Walter Frank Schroeder 1955−1975 High Court of Justice (1945−1955) Published criminal decisions
Arthur Robert Jessup 1967 to 1984
Arthur Kelly 1960 to 1975
George Argo McGillivray 1957 to 1973
Kenneth Gibson Morden 1957 to 1961
Frederick George McKay 1952 to 1972
James Laidlaw McLennan 1961 to 1968


Chief Justices of Upper Canada (to 1841)/Province of Canada (1841–1867)

Number Name Years
1 William Osgoode 1794–1801
2 John Elmsley, Sr. 1801
3 Henry Allcock 1802–1806
4 Thomas Scott 1806–1816
5 William Dummer Powell 1816–1825
6 Sir William Campbell 1825–1829
7 Sir John Beverley Robinson 1829–1862
8 William Henry Draper 1863–1867

Historical Names of Court

  • 1792: Court of Appeal
  • 1850: Court of Error and Appeal
  • 1876: Court of Appeal
  • 1881: Court of Appeal, division of the Supreme Court of Judicature
  • 1913: Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Ontario
  • 1931: Court of Appeal for Ontario, division of the Supreme Court of Ontario
  • 1990: Court of Appeal for Ontario

References

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  2. https://www.canada.ca/en/news/archive/2013/06/pm-announces-judicial-appointments-british-columbia-ontario-saskatchewan.html
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