Remembering Peter H. Russell (1932-2024)

In Memoriam

The Asper Centre joins the University of Toronto in mourning the passing of Peter H. Russell, Professor Emeritus. An esteemed and prolific contributor to the University of Toronto community, Peter left a significant legacy in the fields of political science, judicial politics, and Canadian Constitutional Law. He was a friend of the Asper Centre through his participation in workshops and contributions to our publications. He sat on the panel for one of our first events in the Fall of 2008 on the Governor General’s decision to prorogue Parliament. He contributed to subsequent constitutional roundtables on topics including the judicial appointment process in Canada and was a co-host of our workshop on Constitutional Conventions which produced the publication, Adjusting to a New Era of Parliamentary Democracy. “It was sometimes a challenge to moderate a panel with Peter because he loved to talk,” says Executive Director Cheryl Milne, “But I was always appreciative of how generous he was with his knowledge and wisdom.” You can learn more about his life and contributions from the Faculty of Political Science.