Susan Tacon

5899 5th Line, R.R. #3
Tottenham ON  L0G 1W0
Tel: (905) 936-6770
Fax: (905) 936-9492

Primary Jurisdiction


Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1985; also active in federal jurisdiction.


B.A., 1970, York University; LL.B., 1976, LL.M., 1978, Osgoode Hall.


Legal and Employee Relations Officer, York University, 1981-84; Part-time Faculty Member (1981-85) and Sessional Lecturer (1979-81), Osgoode Hall; Student Programmes Officer, Atkinson College, York University, 1971-73.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

$500 administrative fee for cancellation of a confirmed date beyond thirty days; $1700 for cancellation notice received within fourteen to thirty days prior to scheduled date; $1900 for cancellation notice received within fourteen days prior to scheduled date. The fee for cancellation of a hearing set pursuant to s. 49 of the Labour Relations Act is $500. The hearing day fee is $3,300.

Lists and Panels

Ontario Ministry of Labour.

Related Adjudication Experience

Vice-Chair (full-time), Ontario Labour Relations Board, 1984-93.


Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators' Association; Member Designate.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Tacon'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

"Rethinking Dispute Resolution in the Corporate Context", presented at the VI conference: European Culture, in Pamplona, Spain, October 2000; "The Aftermath of Pilon: Smoke, No Fire", in Labour Arbitration Yearbook 1999-2000; "Discipline and Discharge before the Ontario Labour Relations Board" (Toronto: Conference on Employee Discipline, The Canadian Institute, 1993); "Conduct of the Hearing: The Adjudicator's Perspective", presented at two seminars held by The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, April 1987; "Tort Liability in a Collective Bargaining Regime" (Toronto: Butterworths, 1980).

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.