All Authors

  • Patricia McMahon

    Patricia McMahon is the coordinator and lead interviewer of the Osgoode Society’s Oral History Program. She is a lawyer and historian living in Toronto. Dr. McMahon holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Toronto and a J.S.D. from Yale Law School. Her Ph.D. dissertation examined the influence of public opinion on Canada’s nuclear… Read more »

  • The Honourable R. Roy McMurtry

    Roy McMurtry is Chancellor of York University, and the former chief justice of Ontario (1996-2007) and Canadian high commissioner to the United Kingdom (1985-1988). He is counsel at Gowlings. He was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in 1975 after practicing as a trial lawyer for 17 years, and served as attorney-general under Premier William… Read more »

  • Bradley Miller

    Bradley Miller, BA (Toronto), MA (Dalhousie), PhD (Toronto) Bradley Miller is Associate Professor of History at the University of British Columbia, where he holds the Keenleyside Chair in Canada and the World. He teaches criminal justice history, constitutional and international legal history, and the history of Canada in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His research… Read more »

  • Dennis G. Molinaro

    Dennis Molinaro, B.A. (Trent) M.A. (Queen’s) PhD ( Toronto). Dennis Molinaro currently teaches history at Trent University. He has also previously taught the History of Modern Espionage at the University of Toronto. He has researched and published a book and articles on the use of wartime powers in peacetime and state security and intelligence policies… Read more »

  • Christopher Moore

    Christopher Moore is a full time writer of Canadian history and  over several decades 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 four legal histories. from 1998 to 2011 he wrote a legal history column for the Law… Read more »

  • William George Morrow

    William George Morrow, LL.B. (Alberta, 1939), practised law in Edmonton for some 20 years before he first travelled to the North West territories to act as volunteer defence counsel in 1960. In 1966 he was appointed a judge of the Territorial Court of the Northwest Territories, and over the next decade travelled some 50,000 kilometres… Read more »

  • James W. Muir

    James Muir is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law, as well as the university’s Department of History and Classics. He researches and teaches in the areas of law and colonialism in Canada, British Imperial history, as well as employment and Labour law history. His research has looked at Nova Scotia,… Read more »

  • David Murray

    David Murray is Professor Emeritus with the University of Guelph. Before his retirement, Professor Murray was, from 1967, a member of the university’s Faculty of History. Professor Murray has also been a Resident Historian at the Department of External Affairs (1971-1972), and Dean of the College of Arts at the University of Guelph (1980-1992). His… Read more »

  • Brendan O’Brien

    The late Brendan O’Brien was a distinguished lawyer whose years of practice focused mainly on civil litigation. His career spanned six decades, beginning with his graduation from Osgoode Hall (1932). Mr. O’Brien began as a junior with the firm of Phelan and Richardson, rising to become a Senior partner before the firm’s merger with Aylesworth… Read more »

  • Peter Oliver

    Professor Oliver was a Professor of History at York University for over 40 years, beginning as a full time lecturer in 1965. His work focused mainly on the political and legal history of Ontario in the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as correctional history and penology. He was noted for his work on a… Read more »