Judges of the Court
The Honourable Mr. Justice Frank Iacobucci
Mr. Justice Iacobucci, B.Com., LL.B., LL.M., Dip. Int'l L., LL.D., L.S.M. Born in Vancouver, B.C., June 29, 1937; son of Gabriel and Rosina (Pirillo) Iacobucci. Married October 31, 1964 to Nancy Eastham, B.A., LL.B., Dip. Int'l L. Children: Andrew, Edward and Catherine. Educated at Britannia High School, Vancouver, B.C.; University of British Columbia; St. John's College, Cambridge University. Honorary Doctorates from University of British Columbia, 1989; University of Toronto, 1989; University of Ottawa, 1995; University of Victoria, 1996; Law Society of Upper Canada, 2000; McGill University, 2003; University of Waterloo, 2003; Università della Calabria (Cosenza Italy), 2003. Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1970; appointed Q.C. (Federal), 1986; recipient of the Law Society Medal (Ontario), 1987. Associate, Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood, New York, N.Y., 1964-67; Associate Professor and Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 1967-85; Associate Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 1973-75; Vice-President, Internal Affairs, University of Toronto, 1975-78; Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College, Cambridge University, 1978; Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 1979-83; Vice President and Provost, University of Toronto, 1983-85; Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General for Canada, 1985-88. Numerous publications; consultant to federal and provincial governments. Member, Ontario Securities Commission, 1982-85; Director, Multicultural History Society of Ontario, 1976-88; Member, Board of Directors, National Congress of Italian Canadians, Toronto District, 1979-83; Vice President, National Congress of Italian Canadians, 1980-83; Vice President and Member, Board of Governors, Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, 1981-85, 1991-1998; Director, Cambridge Canadian Trust, 1984-91; Member, Canadian Judicial Council and Education Committee, 1988-91, Executive Committee, 1990-91; Member, Advisory Council, International Center for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, 1991-93, Director, 1993-present; Member, Advisory Board, Institute of Canadian Studies, University of Ottawa, 1998-present; Member, Advisory Committee, Faculty of Law, McGill University, 1996-present; Governor, Canadian Judicial Centre / National Judicial Institute, 1989-present. Former Elder, Islington United Church. Italo-Canadian of the Year Award, Confratellanza Italo-Canadese (Vancouver), 1985; Man of the Year Award, Canadian-Italian Business and Professional Association of Toronto, 1985; Distinguished Fiji Award, The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, 1987. Ordine al Merito Award, National Congress of Italian Canadians (Toronto), 1989; 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal, 1992; Commendatore dell’Ordine Al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, 1993; Lion d’Or Award, Ordre des Fils d’Italie au Canada (Montréal), 1995; Cosentino dell’Anno Award, Federation of Clubs Cosentini of Ontario, 1995; Man of the Year Award, Brotherhood Interfaith Society (Vancouver), 1999; Medaglia d'Argento del Presidente della Repubblica Italiana, 2000; Canadian-Italian National Award, 2000; Premio Italia nel Mondo/Italy in the World Award, 2001; Valigia d'Oro Award, 2002; Honorary Citizenship, Mangone (Cosenza), Italy, 1996, and Cepegatti (Pescara), Italy, 2001. Honorary Fellow, St. John’s College, Cambridge University, 1999; Honorary Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 1999. Appointed Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Canada, September 2, 1988. Appointed to Court Martial Appeal Court, June 29, 1989. Appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, January 7, 1991. Appointed to the Permanent Court of Arbitration, 1997. Justice Iacobucci retired on June 30, 2004.