The Honourable Justice Michael Moldaver was appointed to the Supreme Court by Stephen Harper in 2011 after having served nearly 16 years on the Court of Appeal for Ontario. The youngest of three boys, Michael Moldaver grew up in Peterborough where his father, Irving was in the scrap metal business. He attended the University of Toronto and earned his law degree with the intention of joining his elder brother in setting up a law practice in their hometown. It was his luck that he articled with Arthur Martin before being called to the bar and the experience of working with one of Canada’s top jurists made him decide to stay in Toronto to pursue a career in criminal law. Within a year Moldaver was in court handling murder cases for the firm of Pomerant, Pomerant and Greenspan, becoming partner within a few years. In 1990, Justice Moldaver was appointed to the Supreme Court of Ontario and in 1995 he was elevated to the Ontario Court of Appeal. Catherine spoke to Justice Michael Moldaver about his life on the Supreme Court of Canada.
Born into political life in Ottawa, Catherine Clark is no stranger to being in the public eye. As founding host of CPAC’s popular weekly television show Beyond Politics, Catherine interviews Members of Parliament, Premiers and people of influence to reveal the personal, human side of public life. Catherine is also a sought-after public speaker and emcee, and writes the “Giving Back” column for Ottawa at Home Magazine, profiling people who are improving the lives of their fellow citizens.