Peter Cory Wiki – Peter Cory Bio
Peter Cory served on the Supreme Court for 10 years until his retirement in 1999. Before that, he served in what was then known as the Supreme Court of the Ontario Supreme Court and later the Ontario Court of Appeals. The pilot of the Royal Canadian Air Force, he served abroad with the 6th Bomber Group during World War II.
Peter Cory Age
He was 94 years old.
Peter Cory Education
Peter Cory Wife
Cory was married to Edith Nash and had three children. He was a Mississaugan as of 2002.
Peter Cory Career
As a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, he served overseas with 6th Bomber Group during World War II, flying many combat missions. He was appointed to the Queen’s Counsel in 1963. He practiced law with Holden, Murdoch and was elected a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1971.
Cory was appointed to the Supreme Court of Ontario in 1974, the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 1981 and the Supreme Court of Canada on February 1, 1989. He retired from the Supreme Court on June 1, 1999.
Peter Cory Death & Cause
Former Supreme Court of Canada justice Peter Cory has died. According to a written statement from the top court, Cory passed away April 7 in Mississauga, Ont., at the age of 94.
Richard Wagner, chief justice of the Supreme Court, says Cory “stood tall among his peers as a jurist of integrity and wisdom.”
“His contributions in the area of criminal law, and especially his fierce defence of the charter rights of accused persons, have stood the test of time,” Wagner said in the statement.
“He left a lasting mark on our jurisprudence. Among his colleagues, he remains admired for his patience, civility and hard work.”
This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 9, 2020.
The Canadian Press
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