Paula Knopf

4 Biggar Avenue
Toronto ON  M6H 2N4
Tel: (416) 652-1516
Fax: (416) 652-2632
Email: paulaknopf@bellnet.ca
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Primary Jurisdiction

Ontario

Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1981.

Education

B.A., 1972, University of Toronto; LL.B., 1975, Osgoode Hall Law School.

Background

Member, Arbitration Facilitators Group; Litigation and administrative law, 1977-84; Faculty Member, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1979-84; Member of Task Force to review Part I of the Canada Labour Code, 1995-1996.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

Notification received one month or more prior to hearing – nil, except for file fee of up to $600; Notification received within one month of hearing – $1,800; If date of cancelled hearing used for another hearing – nil, except for file fee of up to $600.

Lists and Panels

Ontario Ministry of Labour; Labour Canada; Ontario Grievance Settlement Board; Solicitor General Panel (Police Arbitrators); McDonnell Douglas/C.A.W.; Acadian Platers/U.S.W.A., Local 8059; Blacks Photography Corp./Union of Needletraders, Industrial and Textile Workers; Lennox Industries/U.S.W.A.; Uniroyal Goodridge/U.S.W.A.; Fraser Papers/C.E.P.; York University/Y.U.F.A.

Related Adjudication Experience

Chair, Ontario Education Relations Commission, 1991-1997; Chair, Ontario Colleges Relations Commission, 1991-1997; Ontario Human Rights Code Boards of Inquiry, 1986-1997; Vice-Chair, Ontario Labour Relations Board, 1984-1996; ADR: as Chair, Ontario Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan, 1990-94, and as Consultant on Training & Arbitration, Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan, 1994.

Associations

Director, Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators' Association; Past President, Labour Law Subsection, Canadian Bar Association (Ontario); Member, National Academy of Arbitrators.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Knopf'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

“Seeking a Balance: Canada Labour Code Part I Review” (co-authored, 1996); "Classification Disputes at Arbitration", Labour Arbitration Yearbook (Toronto: Butterworths/Lancaster House, 1993).

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