Wishart Spence

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The Honourable Mr. Justice
Wishart Flett Spence
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49th Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
In office
May 30, 1963 – December 29, 1978
Nominated by Lester B. Pearson
Preceded by Robert Taschereau
Succeeded by William McIntyre
Personal details
Born March 9, 1904
Toronto, Ontario
Died April 16, 1998(1998-04-16) (aged 94)

Wishart Flett Spence, CC OBE (March 9, 1904 – April 16, 1998) was a Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of James Houston Spence and Margaret Hackland, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Toronto in 1925. He received his Bachelor of Law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1928. In 1929, he received his Masters of Law from Harvard Law School. He practiced law in Toronto and was a part-time lecturer at Osgoode Hall.

In 1950, he was appointed to the High Court of Justice of Ontario. On May 30, 1963, he was appointed to the Supreme Court and retired on December 29, 1978. He chaired the royal commission investigating the Munsinger Affair.

In 1979, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.

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