Peter Hogg is one of Canada's eminent constitutional lawyers and legal scholars. A mentor and role model to students and lawyers alike, he served as dean of Osgoode Hall Law School after teaching and contributing to the school's reputation for excellence for over 30 years. The federal and provincial governments and numerous legislative committees have sought his wise counsel. His writings are internationally recognized and have been cited frequently by courts of all levels in Canada and abroad. This is a promotion within the Order.
Officer of the Order of Canada
Awarded on: November 1, 1991
Invested on: April 29, 1992
One of Canada's foremost legal scholars, this Osgoode Hall professor and academic constitutional lawyer has been a trusted advisor to senior government officials, at both federal and provincial levels, and various public bodies. He is respected for his impartial and knowledgeable judgements, regarding not only constitutional law but also taxation and trusts law. His writings, including the textbook, Constitutional Law of Canada, are frequently cited by the Supreme Court of Canada and have often influenced legal decisions.