Merlin Nunn

Daniel Merlin Nunn (1930 – May 21, 2020) was a Canadian judge and government official. He was chief justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia from 1982 to 2005 and Nova Scotia's conflict of interest commissioner.[1][2][3]

Nunn was born in 1930 and graduated from St. Francis Xavier University and Dalhousie University.[4] He earned a graduate degree in law from Harvard University.[1]

He was the commissioner of the Nunn Commission on the youth criminal justice system in Nova Scotia.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b "Merlin Nunn, former N.S. Supreme Court chief justice, dies at 89". May 22, 2020. Archived from the original on May 22, 2020. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  2. ^ "'Formidable' 21-year Nova Scotia Conflict of Interest Commissioner Merlin Nunn 'has gently passed away'". The Chronicle Herald. May 22, 2020.
  3. ^ "From Whitney Pier to Harvard: former Supreme Court justice dies". Cape Breton Post. May 22, 2020.
  4. ^ "The Canadian Law List". 1981.
  5. ^ "McEvoy inquiry to release findings". CBC News. December 5, 2006.
  6. ^ The Honourable D. Merlin Nunn, Retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, Commissioner (December 2006). Spiralling out of control: lessons learned from a boy in trouble: report of the Nunn Commission of Inquiry (PDF). ISBN 1-55457-085-9.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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