Wayne Thistle, Q.C.36 Quidi Vidi Road
St. John's NL A1A 1C1
Tel: (709) 753-7000
Fax: (709) 753-9955
Newfoundland and Labrador
In practice since 1974; also active in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and federal jurisdiction.
B.Ed., B.Sc. (Hons.), 1968, M.A., 1971, Memorial University; LL.B., 1973, Dalhousie University.
Legal Counsel, Memorial University, 1975-present; Counsel, Mills, Dymond Hussey and Pittman Law Office, 1975-98; Vice-President (Administration and Finance), responsible for labour relations and human resources, 1982-present; Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Memorial University, 1988-present; received Chartered Arbitrator designation in 1988; Mayor, Town of Wedgewood Park, 1979-81; currently qualifying for the Chartered Mediator designation.
Standard Fees for Cancellation
In accordance with L.M.C.C. guidelines: no charge, seven days or more prior to hearing; $350 one to six days prior to hearing; $700 on day of hearing.
Lists and Panels
Newfoundland & Labrador Labour Management Co-operation Committee Panel; listed arbitrator in a number of collective agreements.
Related Adjudication Experience
Member of Advisory Committee to the Canadian Bar Association, National Task Force on Systems of Civil Justice, 1995-96; Human Rights Commission Panel Member, 1988-91; ADR involving commercial; insurance; health sector reorganization.
Atlantic Provinces Arbitration and Mediation Institute.
Arbitration Awards on CanLII
For Arbitrator Thistle'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.
“Win, Lose or Brawl”, University Manager, Volume 6, No. 2, Spring 1998; “The Requirements of Procedural Fairness in the Dismissal of Senior Educational Administrators” (1994), 5 Education & Law Journal, 335; “Discharge of a Tenured Teacher for Incompetence”, published by McMaster University as a selected paper from a workshop organized by the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, June, 1987.
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