The Court of Appeal for Ontario: Defining the Right of Appeal in Canada, 1792-2013

By Christopher Moore

© 2014

In Christopher Moore’s lively and engaging history of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, he traces the evolution of one of Canada’s most influential courts from its origins as a branch of the lieutenant governor’s executive council to the post-Charter years of cutting-edge jurisprudence and national influence.

Discussing the issues, personalities, and politics which have shaped Ontario’s highest court, The Court of Appeal for Ontario offers appreciations of key figures in Canada’s legal and political history – including John Beverly Robinson, Oliver Mowat, Bora Laskin, and Bertha Wilson – and a serious examination of what the right of appeal means and how it has been interpreted by Canadians over the last two hundred years. The first comprehensive history of the Ontario Court of Appeal, Moore’s book is the definitive and eminently readable account of the court that has been called everything from a bulwark against tyranny to murderer’s row.

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  • Series: Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 376 pages
  • Illustrations: 24
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.1in x 9.3in
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Christopher Moore’s history of the Court of Appeal for Ontario traces the evolution of one of Canada’s most influential courts from its origins to the post-Charter years.

The Court of Appeal for Ontario: Defining the Right of Appeal in Canada, 1792-2013

By Christopher Moore

© 2014

In Christopher Moore’s lively and engaging history of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, he traces the evolution of one of Canada’s most influential courts from its origins as a branch of the lieutenant governor’s executive council to the post-Charter years of cutting-edge jurisprudence and national influence.

Discussing the issues, personalities, and politics which have shaped Ontario’s highest court, The Court of Appeal for Ontario offers appreciations of key figures in Canada’s legal and political history – including John Beverly Robinson, Oliver Mowat, Bora Laskin, and Bertha Wilson – and a serious examination of what the right of appeal means and how it has been interpreted by Canadians over the last two hundred years. The first comprehensive history of the Ontario Court of Appeal, Moore’s book is the definitive and eminently readable account of the court that has been called everything from a bulwark against tyranny to murderer’s row.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 376 pages
  • Illustrations: 24
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.1in x 9.3in
  • Reviews

    ‘Moor’s effort is worthy of unabashed praise – Canadian legal history is fortunate that he has developed a specialty in the history of the legal profession.’


    R. Blake Brown
    Canadian Historical Review vol 96:03:2015

    “Christopher Moore’s book is lively and engaging. It is a worthy and significant scholarly contribution to Canadian (and, of course, Ontario) legal history.”


    Lorne Sossin, Dean, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

    The Court of Appeal for Ontario is a very good overview of the history of the court.”


    Carl Baar, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, Brock University

    “[Christopher Moore] has written a work that captures not just the facts and chronology, but also the character and personality of this marvellous, beloved institution.”


    The Honourable Warren K. Winkler, QC, Former Chief Justice of Ontario
  • Author Information

    Christopher Moore is the author of several notable books in Canadian legal history. A two-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Awards, he writes regularly for both Canada’s History and Law Times.