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Peter de Carteret Cory fonds [textual record (some electronic), graphic material] 



Place of creation


4.88 m of textual records.
21.75 MB of textual records.
31 photographs : col.
4 photographs : b&w

Scope and content

The fonds consists of textual records and records in electronic form produced by Peter de Carteret Cory as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. The fonds also includes photographs relating to his family.

Textual records
Textual records
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Graphic (photo)
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Archival reference no.

Textual records: The finding aid, prepared by Lucie Paquet, is a list of records arranged in thematical, alphabetical and chronological order. MSS2201 (Paper)

Textual records: Finding Aid. MSS2201 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

Peter de Carteret Cory, B.A., LL.L. was born in Windsor, Ontario on October 25, 1925. He is the son of Andrew and Mildred (Beresford Howe) Cory. He studied at the University of Western Ontario (Assumption), B.A. in 1947 and at Osgoode Hall Law School in 1950 and then served with the Canadian Army between 1943 and 1952 as a pilot in the RCAF overseas with 6 Bomber Group F/0 (1943-1945).

Called to the Ontario Bar in 1950 and created Q.C. in 1963, Peter de Carteret Cory practised law with Holden & Murdoch between 1950-1974. He was elected Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1971, Chairman of the Ontario Civil Liberties Section of the Canadian Bar Association, President of the County of York Law Association, National Director of the Canadian Bar Association and President of the Advocates' Society. He was appointed judge to the Supreme Court of Ontario High Court (Trial Division) in December 1974 and to the Ontario Court of Appeal in 1981 and then served as Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada from February 1, 1989 to June, 1999. He is Senior Advisor to the Federal Department of Justice and has served as Commissioner in a number of Public Inquiries. From 1999 to June 2009, he conducted arbitrations and mediations at The Osler ADR Centre. He continues to conduct arbitrations and mediations.

Peter de Carteret Cory has received many honorary degrees, awards, decorations and medals from universities, associations and the Canadian Armed Forces: Doctor of Law from York University, the University of Windsor, and the Law Society of Upper Canada; Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; Hon. Colonel, 426 (T) Training Squadron from the Armed Forces; Canada Medal 1867-1992; Victory Medal; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal; Defence Medal; France & Germany Star; and 1939-1945 Star.


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