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Peter Hogg

Peter W. Hogg Peter W. Hogg
Peter W. Hogg Scholar in Residence | Toronto
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Peter combined his academic work with counsel work, opinion work and expert testimony in constitutional law, governmental liability and trusts. He advised the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, other provincial governments, legislative committees, various public bodies, Aboriginal organizations and private law firms. He appeared as counsel in several constitutional cases, 15 of which were heard by the Supreme Court of Canada, including:

  • Counsel for the Government of Canada in the Securities Regulation Reference, Supreme Court of Canada, 2011

  • Counsel for the Government of Canada in the Assisted Human Reproduction Reference, Supreme Court of Canada, 2010

  • Counsel for the Government of Canada in the Same-Sex Marriage Reference, 2004

Awards & Recognition

Peter was recognized in Canadian Lawyer magazine as one of Canada's 25 most influential lawyers and received many honours and awards.

Professional Activities

Peter authored Canada's only comprehensive treatise on constitutional law (Constitutional Law of Canada (2007)) and co-authored Liability of the Crown (2011). He also wrote several other books and many law journal articles on constitutional law, governmental liability and trusts. Peter's writings have been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada more frequently than those of any other author.

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Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 1973
Admitted to the Victoria Bar (Australia) - 1968
Admitted to the New Zealand Bar - 1962
Ph.D., Monash University, Australia - 1970
LL.M., Harvard University - 1963
LL.B., University of New Zealand - 1962

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