by the Hon. R. Roy McMurtry, published with the University of Toronto Press. 2013. $45, student price $25.
Our Members Book for 2013 is Memoirs and Reflections, by Roy McMurtry. In addition to his most important accomplishment, the founding of the Osgoode Society, Roy McMurtry recounts and reflects on his years as a criminal defence lawyer, attorney-general of Ontario, High Commissioner to the UK, and Chief Justice of Ontario. Along the way we are given insights into the patriation of the Constitution, the end of apartheid in South Africa, the Dubin Inquiry, and many other events. This book is a great read, a modern legal history of Canada and Ontario, and a tale of a life well lived.