|After obtaining a law degree from
Osgoode Hall in 1961, the Honourable Roger E. Salhany, Q.C.
attended Cambridge University for post graduate studies in
criminal procedure under Professor Glanville Williams, where he
obtained a diploma in Comparative Legal Studies in 1962.
For sixteen years he practiced general litigation,
specializing both in criminal defence and acting as a Federal
prosecutor. In 1975 at the age of 37, he was elected the
youngest Bencher of the Law Society at the time. He was a
sessional lecturer in criminal procedure at the University of
Windsor from 1977 to 1979, a lecture in the Bar Admission course
from 1968 to 1978 and a lecturer for the Federation of law
Societies from 1972 to 1979.
In 1978, he was appointed a judge of the Ontario County Court
and became a judge of the Ontario Superior Court in 1990 when
the two courts merged. From 1979 to 1999, he was a lecturer on
criminal law, procedure and evidence for the Ontario Provincial
Police, the Conference of Ontario Boards and Agencies, the
Canadian Judicial Council and the National Judicial Institute.
He is the author of eight books on criminal procedure,
criminal evidence, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, arrest,
seizure and interrogation by the police and civil practice.
He retired in 1999 and subsequently became a member of the
Pension Appeals Board which hears appeals under the Canada