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The Commissioner

Honourable Roger Salhany, Q.C.

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 Pension Plan.


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2008 Taman Inquiry into the Investigation and Prosecution of Derek Harvey-Zenk.