Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Law

The Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Law recognizes outstanding contribution to the law or legal scholarship in Canada.

Eligibility

  • Candidates must be Canadian citizens.
  • Groups are not acknowledged as candidates.
  • There are no posthumous awards.

Nomination Procedure

  • Nominations must be submitted by individuals.
  • A formal nomination form must be completed.
  • Nominations must be accompanied by three letters of support, stating reasons for the candidate's nomination.
  • A concise Curriculum Vitae of the Nominee must be included.

All supporting documentation must be submitted with the nomination by email to: awards@cba.org or by mail: Canadian Bar Association - Awards, 865 Carling Avenue, Suite 500, Ottawa, ON K1S 5S8.

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2018

Selection Process

The CBA Award Selection Panel is responsible for selecting the successful candidate.

Application form

Award

The Award, created by Governor General Ramon Hnatyshyn takes the form of a medallion designed by the Governor General's Office of Heraldry. The 2019 Award will be presented at the President's Dinner on February 12, 2019, in Ottawa.

Award Winners

  • 2018 - W. Thomas Molloy
  • 2016 - Jane Bailey (Ottawa, Ontario)
  • 2015 - Professor Stephen Waddams (Toronto, ON)
  • 2014 - No awards given
  • 2013 - Elizabeth Sheehy (Ottawa, ON)
  • 2012 - Catherine Bell (Edmonton, AB)
  • 2011 - Professor Ronald C.C. Cuming (Saskatoon, SK)
  • 2010 - Roderick A. Macdonald (Montreal, QC)
  • 2009 - The Honourable Roy McMurtry, O.C., O.Ont., Q.C., (Toronto, ON)
  • 2008 - A. Alan Borovoy (Toronto, ON)
  • 2007 - Justice John Gomery (Quebec, QC)
  • 2006 - Professor Constance Backhouse (Ottawa, ON)
  • 2005 - J.P.S. McLaren (Victoria, BC)
  • 2004 - Justice Jean-Louis Baudouin (MontrĂ©al, QC)
  • 2003 - Peter W. Hogg, O.C., Q.C., (Toronto, ON)
  • 2002 - Albert J. McClean Q.C., (Vancouver, BC)
  • 2001 - Judge Jean-Luc Dutil, Q.C., (Quebec, QC)
  • 2000 - The Honorable Lawrence Poitras, Q.C., (MontrĂ©al, QC)
  • 1999 - Ronald St. John Macdonald O.C. (Halifax, NS)
  • 1998 - The Honourable Charles Dubin, O.C., Q.C., LL.D, Toronto, ON
  • 1997 - The Honourable GĂ©rald-A. Beaudoin, Q.C., SĂ©nateur, (Hull, QC)
  • 1996 - The Honourable Noel Herbert Alan Goodridge, (St. John's, NF)
  • 1995 - Dean Emeritus George F. Curtis, Q.C., (Vancouver, BC)
  • 1994 - Professor Martin L. Friedland, O.C., Q.C., (Toronto, ON)
  • 1993 - Professeur Paul-AndrĂ© CrĂ©peau, C.C., Q.C., (MontrĂ©al, QC)