Brief Biographical Note of Justice Stephen Goudge (Retired April 30, 2014)
Hons. B.A. (Political Science/Economics), University of Toronto, 1964. M.Sc. (Econ.), London School of Economics, 1965. LL.B. (Awarded Dean's Key), University of Toronto, 1968. Called to the Bar of Ontario in 1970. Appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1982. Was managing partner of the firm Gowling, Strathy & Henderson in Toronto where he engaged in a general litigation practice. Appeared before many administrative tribunals and Courts at all levels in Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. Lecturer, University of Toronto Faculty of Law in both Labour Law and Native Rights 1974 to 1985. In 1989 was Counsel to the Office of the Premier of Ontario. Was active in the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. He was an elected Bencher of the Law Society of the Upper Canada from 1991 to 1996. He is a Judicial Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 1996.