The Honourable Peter deCarteret Cory, LLB, LLD
From 2004 to 2008 The Honourable Peter deCarteret Cory, former Canadian Supreme Court Justice and distinguished international jurist, served as Chancellor of York University. In October 2008 he was appointed Honorary Member of the Board of Governors.
Justice Peter Cory, a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1989. Since his retirement from the Court, he has continued to play a leading international role and has been sought out for his legal and public policy expertise. In 2002, he was appointed Commissioner by the governments of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland to investigate six controversial murder cases involving alleged collusion by security forces in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republican Army. Following intense interest from parties involved in the peace process, Mr. Cory reported his findings in October 2003 to the governments of Ireland and the United Kingdom, urging judicial inquiries into several of the cases.
In recognition of his legal contribution and record of public service, Mr. Cory was appointed as a Companion to the Order of Canada in 2002.