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Primary Jurisdiction


Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1987; also active in federal jurisdiction.


B.A., 1976, University of Toronto; LL.B., 1977, Osgoode Hall.


Lawyer since 1979 practising exclusively in the area of employment law.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

No charge before a hearing is scheduled; no charge one month or more prior to hearing; $1000 one week to one month prior to hearing; $1500 less than one week prior to hearing; $500 on cancellation of expedited arbitration (section 49, OLRA), where date is scheduled less than three weeks prior to hearing.

Lists and Panels

Ontario Ministry of Labour; Ontario Police Arbitration Commission; Ontario Grievance Settlement Board; Hospital Labour Disputes Arbitration Act; Police Services Act; Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program.

Related Adjudication Experience

ADR: non-union employment matters.


Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Canada Inc.; Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators’ Association; Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR); Canadian Bar Association: Labour Section and ADR Section.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Fisher’s awards on CanLII, click here. Note: CanLII, the Canadian Legal Information Institute, offers free access to the full text of recent awards by this arbitrator.

Related Publications

“The Wallace Factor: An Analysis of the Effect of the Bad Faith Dismissal Doctrine on Reasonable Notice Periods in Wrongful Dismissal Actions”, The Canadian Employment Law Super Congress, October 1998, Canada Law Book; “Leading Trends in Employment Law in 1998”, Operation Update 98, September 1998, (Canadian Bar Association – Ontario); “Deductibility of Disibility Payments During the Notice Period: Sylvester v. British Columbia”, (Canadian Bar Association – Ontario, Civil Litigation Section, May 1998); “The Calculation of Overtime Under the Employment Standards Act of Ontario”, Old Themes, New Decisions: An Employment Standards Update, (Law Society of Upper Canada, June 1998); “Termination/Severance Pay, Service Outside Ontario – Is it Recognised?”, Old Themes, New Decisions: An Employment Standards Update, (Law Society of Upper Canada, June 1998); “How to Present an Effective Arbitration Case: An Arbitrators Viewpoint”, Managing in a Unionised Environment, (Insight Information Inc., April 1998, Toronto); Wrongful Dismissal Database, Carswells; “Measuring the Rule of Thumb in Wrongful Dismissal Cases”, Litigation Review: Staying on Top (31 CCEL 311); “Alternative Dispute Resolution: Resolving your Dispute out of Court”, Limiting Employers’ Exposure to Workplace Liability, (Insight Information Inc., March, 1997); “Mediation of Employment and Labour Law Disputes”, (Telemedicine Canada, February, 1997); “How to Represent your Clients in Mediations and Arbitrations” (Co-Chair, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, ADR Section, Canadian Bar Association – Ontario, February, 1997); “Mediation & ADR in the Employment Law Setting”, (Spectrum Seminars, November, 1996); “The HR Manager’s Guide to Employment-Related Legal Proceedings”, (The Canadian Institute, August, 1996); “Building and Advocating Canada Labour Code Cases”, (LSUC Seminar, June, 1996); “Creative Team Negotiations and Win-Win Conflict Management Strategies”, (Institute of Leadership Excellence, May, 1996); “Interest Arbitration After Bill 26”, (The Canadian Institute, March, 1996); “Problems in the Mediation of Employment and Labour Disputes”, (The Canadian Institute, November, 1995); “Mediation War Stories”, Moderator, (Canadian Bar Association, ADR Section, November, 1995); “The Power of the Arbitrator: A Round Table Discussion”, Moderator. (The Canadian Institute, April, 1995); “Is Occupation Still A Relevant Factor in Determining Notice Periods in Wrongful Dismissal Cases?”, A Case Comment on Cronk v. Canadian General Insurance Company, 6 C.C.E.L. (2d) 29; “A Practical Guide the Evaluating Just Cause Terminations”, (Canadian Bar Association – Ontario, June, 1993); “An Arbitrator’s View of Discipline Cases – How Employers Can Improve Their Chance at a Discipline Arbitration” (The Canadian Institute, April, 1993); “Arbitrating a Wrongful Dismissal Action” (Canadian Bar Association – Ontario, Alternative Disputes Resolution Section, September, 1992).

Arbitrators are invited to send awards to In an effort to facilitate access to justice, Lancaster House forwards all awards it receives from arbitrators to CanLII.