The Honourable George R. Strathy was appointed Chief Justice of Ontario on June 13, 2014.
Chief Justice Strathy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in 1970 and was
awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to pursue graduate studies. He received a Masters of Arts degree in International Relations at the University of Toronto in 1971. He attended the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto and was awarded the Gold Medal in 1974.
In practice, he specialized in civil litigation, with particular emphasis in Maritime and Transportation Law. He was a partner in the firms of MacKinnon, McTaggart, Campbell, Godfrey and Lewtas, and Fasken Martineau Walker before establishing
his own firm in 1991. The firm ultimately became Strathy & Isaacs.
He was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario on April 25, 2013. For the previous five
years he served as a judge of the Superior Court of Justice in the Toronto Region, where he
presided over civil, class action and criminal matters.