by Frederick Vaughan, formerly of the Political Science Department, University of Guelph. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 2004.
In 1963 Prime Minister John Diefenbaker elevated Chief Justice Hall of Saskatchewan to the Supreme Court of Canada. This judicial biography focuses on Hall’s career as defence lawyer, and civil litigator, his position as a civil libertarian judge and advocate of the rights of minority groups, and his work on a series of Royal Commissions, most significantly the Royal Commission on Health Services.
Always an individualist and possessed of a probing and disciplined mind, Hall made his own unique contribution to the judicial history of Saskatchewan and Canada.