Who is Peter Cory?
Born in Windsor, Ontario, the son of Andrew and Mildred Cory, he was educated at the University of Western Ontario 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 RCAF, he served overseas with 6th Bomber Group during the Second World War, 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.
He is past chairman of the Ontario Civil Liberties Section of the Canadian Bar Association, past president of the County of York Law Association, past National Director of the Canadian Bar Association, and past president of the Advocates' Society.
He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Ontario in 1974, the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 1981, and was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada on February 1, 1989. He retired from the Supreme Court on June 1, 1999. He served as the 11th Chancellor of York University from 2004 to 2008. He is an Honorary Colonel of the 426 Transport Training Squadron.