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Sharpe, Robert J. 1945-

SHARPE, Robert J. 1945-


Born December 4, 1945, in Brantford, Ontario, Canada; son of Ira and Eleanor Sharpe; married, 1966; wife's name Geraldine (a university administrator); children: Anne Sharpe Tindale, Claire, Stephen. Education: University of Western Ontario, B.A., 1966; University of Toronto, LL.B., 1970; Oxford University, D.Phil., 1974.


Home—Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Office—Court of Appeal for Ontario, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N5, Canada. E-mail[email protected]


University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, professor of law, 1977-88; Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, executive legal officer, 1988-90; University of Toronto, dean of faculty of law, 1990-95; Ontario Court of Justice, justice in general division, 1995-99; Court of Appeal for Ontario, Toronto, justice, 1999—.


The Law of Habeas Corpus, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1976, 2nd edition, 1989.

Interprovincial Product Liability Litigation, Butter-worth (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1982.

Injunctions and Specific Performance, Canada Law Book (Aurora, Ontario, Canada), 1983, 3rd edition, 2000.

(Editor) Charter Litigation, Butterworth (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1987.

The Last Day, the Last Hour: The Currie Libel Trial, Carswell (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1988.

(With Katherine Swinton) The Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Irwin Law Essentials in Canadian Law (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1998, 3rd edition (with Kent Roach), 2005.

(With Kent Roach) Brian Dickson: A Judge's Journey, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Belonging: Essays on the Meaning and Future of Canadian Citizenship, edited by William Kaplan, McGill-Queen's University Press (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 1993; Promoting Human Rights through Bills of Rights: Comparative Perspectives, edited by Philip Alston, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1999; Women, Law, and Social Change, 4th edition, edited by T. Brettel Dawson, Captus Press, 2002; and The Protection of Fundamental Rights in Europe: Lessons from Canada, edited by Carlo Cassonato, Universita degli Studi di Trento (Trent, Italy), 2004. Contributor to periodicals, including Osgoode Hall Law Journal and Cambridge Law Journal.



Advocate, May, 2004, Gilles Renaud, review of Brian Dickson: A Judge's Journey, p. 453.

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