Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore is a full time writer of Canadian history and through his work over the past twenty years he has brought Canadian history to adults and children in many media forms. He maintains a substantial ‘sideline’ in legal history as the author of three legal histories, with another forthcoming (see In Press), and other projects. For some years he wrote a history column for the Law Times.

On two occasions he has been awarded the Governor General’s Award. His children’s book The Story of Canada won the Mr. Christie Award and the Children’s Roundtable Award. He was also awarded the Secretary of State Prize for Excellence in Canadian Studies.

Chris Moore is currently writing a history of the Ontario Court of Appeal, to be published by the Osgoode Society in 2013/2014.


Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History Books

The Court of Appeal for Ontario: Defining the Right of Appeal, 1792-2013, (University of Toronto Press, 2014), pp. 376

The British Columbia Court of Appeal: The Firs1t Hundred Years (University of British Columbia Press and the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2010), pp. 284

Other Legal History Publications

McCarthy Tétrault: Building Canada’s Premier Law Firm 1855-2005 (Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 2005), simultaneously published as McCarthy Tétrault: La Création d’un grand cabinet 1855-2005 (Editions Boréal, 2005), translated by Michel St-Germain and Elise de Bellefeuille.

The Law Society of Upper Canada and Ontario’s Lawyers 1797-1997 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997)

1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1997).