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Brian Dickson

1916 - 1998

Lawyer, World War II veteran, former justice (1973-1990) and chief justice (1984-1990) of the Supreme Court of Canada

... the law has two faces. It is, firstly, a practical craft and one whose texture is highly technical and precise. It is, secondly, a human process whose polar star is the protection and development of human dignity.

1980 - from "The Role and Function of Judges", published in The Law Society Gazette No. 14