|Federal Court of Appeal|
December 11, 2009
|Nominated by||Stephen Harper|
|Preceded by||Pierre Blais|
October 21, 1960 |
|Alma mater||Queen's Law School
University of Oxford
Mr. Justice Stratas was educated at Queen's University, earning an LL.B. in 1984 and Oxford University, earning a B.C.L. in 1986. He then returned to Canada and clerked for Justice Bertha Wilson of the Supreme Court of Canada. He proceeded to practice law as a litigator at Toronto law firms, including Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt and Heenan Blaikie.
While practising law, Justice Stratas published over 110 conference papers and articles. From 1994 until his appointment to the bench in 2009, he served as an adjunct professor at Queen's Law School, winning eight teaching awards.
In June 2012, Mr. Justice Stratas received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the Faculty of Law, Queen's University.