- Frank Iacobucci
name = Frank Iacobucci
office = Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
January 7 1991
June 30 2004
Rosalie Abella/ Louise Charron
birthdate = Birth date and age|1937|1|29|mf=y
Vancouver, British Columbia
Frank Iacobucci, CC (born
January 29 1937) was a Puisne Justiceon the Supreme Court of Canadafrom 1991 to 2004 when he retired from the bench. He is an expert in business and tax law.
The son of Italian immigrants, Iacobucci was born in
Vancouver. He received a B.Comm. and LL.B. from the University of British Columbiaand an LL.M. from Cambridge University. Iacobucci practised corporate law in New Yorkand then served as a professor at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law from 1967 until 1982 as well as Dean of the law faculty from 1979 until 1982. He also served as Vice-President and Provost of the university from 1983 to 1985. He entered the public service as Deputy Minister of Justice in the federal government from 1985 to 1988 when he was appointed to the Chief Justice of the Federal Court.
Retirement from court
Following his retirement from the Supreme Court, Iacobucci was appointed Interim President of the
University of Torontoin 2004. In September of that same year he joined Torysas Counsel, and since 2005 has been the Chair of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.Cite web
title=Studying the Ivory Tower
He sits on a number of board of directors including
Torstar, publisher of the Toronto Starand a series of smaller newspapers and owns HarlequinEnterprises.
Iacobucci is currently the commissioner of an internal inquiry into the alleged torture of three Arab-Canadians in Syria and Egypt. [http://www.iacobucciinquiry.ca/en/home.htm]
Iacobucci has been given honorary degrees from a number of Canadian schools, and is also an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In 2007, he was made a Companion of the
Order of Canada. [http://www.gg.ca/media/doc.asp?lang=e&DocID=5131]
The Frank Iacobucci Centre for Italian Canadian Studies at the University of Toronto was named in his honour.
On June 9, 2008, Iacobucci was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law degree by McMaster University.
Reasons of the Supreme Court of Canada by Justice Iacobucci
* [http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/AboutCourt/judges/iacobucci/index_e.asp official Supreme Court bio]
* [http://www.torys.com/search/detail_result.aspx?intBio_id=-1961997706 Torys profile]
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