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Order of Canada

Martin L. Friedland, C.C., Q.C., Ph.D., LL.D., F.R.S.C.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Martin L. Friedland, C.C., Q.C., Ph.D., LL.D., F.R.S.C. C.C. Toronto
Honour Appointment Investiture
Companion of the Order of Canada October 30, 2003 October 30, 2004
Martin Friedland has made outstanding contributions to the Canadian legal system and to the administration of justice. University professor and professor of law emeritus at the University of Toronto, he has authored one of the most definitive studies of the role of the judiciary in our country. His legal writings have been wide ranging and have been cited by the highest courts in Canada and abroad. In addition, he has played significant roles in a number of government commissions and committees. As a legal scholar and teacher, he has inspired a great many young lawyers and students.
This is a promotion within the Order.
Officer of the Order of Canada October 25, 1990 April 17, 1991
Recognized internationally for his legal scholarship, this former Dean of Law at the University of Toronto, who holds the esteemed position of University Professor, has made enormous contributions in the areas of education, law reform and public policy in Canada. Of signal importance has been his work on gun control, bail reform, legal aid and pension rights, where his breadth of intellectual vision has had a significant impact on the solution to various social and criminal problems.
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