| Peter Cory |
|Born||October 25, 1925|
|Died||April 7, 2020 (Age 94)|
|Alma mater||University of Western Ontario, Osgoode Hall Law School|
|Perpetrator of||Cory Collusion Inquiry|
Early life and education
Born in Windsor, Ontario, the son of Andrew and Mildred (Beresford Howe) Cory, he was educated at the University of Western Ontario (Assumption) receiving his BA in 1947 and at Osgoode Hall Law School receiving his law degree in 1950. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1950.
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 practised 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.
In 2002, Cory was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.
Following his retirement, Cory was appointed to conduct an independent inquiry into six particular deaths during "the Troubles" in Northern Ireland. The Cory Collusion Inquiry was established to investigate allegations of collusion between security forces and paramilitaries in those cases.
Cory was chairman of the Ontario Civil Liberties Section of the Canadian Bar Association ("CBA"), president of the County of York Law Association, national director of the CBA and president of the Advocates' Society.
An event carried out
|Cory Collusion Inquiry|