The Ontario Court of Appeal just uploaded a speech by Chief Justice Winkler on labour arbitration and conflict resolution, although it was initially presented at Queen's University on November 30, 2010.
In this speech, Justice Winkler provides four recommendations for labour law reform:
- Shorten grievance procedures
- Conduct discovery and productions within grievances, and not arbitration
- Select arbitrators who are more immediately available
- Conduct hearings with proportionality