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Policy & Research - Biographies

Prof. Kent Roach, the Commission's Director of Research

Kent Roach

Kent Roach is a Professor of Law at the University of Toronto with cross-appointments in criminology and political science, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and of Yale, and a former law clerk to Justice Bertha Wilson of the Supreme Court of Canada. Since 1998, Professor Roach has been editor-in-chief of the Criminal Law Quarterly. Professor Roach served on advisory committees for both the Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar and the Ipperwash Inquiry. His current research involves the comparative study of miscarriages of justice, comparative judicial review and comparative anti-terrorism law and policy.

A more detailed biography of Professor Roach is available here.

Prof. Lorne Sossin, Member of the Inquiry's Research Panel

Lorne Sossin

Lorne Sossin is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. His teaching interests span administrative law, public administration, professional regulation, civil litigation, ethics and professionalism and legal process. Professor Sossin holds doctorates in Law from Columbia University and in Political Science from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining U. of T. in 2002, he was a faculty member at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University and was an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School. He is also a former litigation lawyer and a former law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Professor Sossin is the author of over 50 articles and books. Professor Sossin is a frequent advisor to government and has been commissioned to write papers for the Gomery Inquiry, the Ipperwash Inquiry, the Panel on the Role of Government and the Expert Commission on Pensions, in addition to the Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology.

A more detailed biography of Prof. Sossin is available here.

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