Michael Watters

P.O. Box 36
Sandwich Post Office
Amherstburg ON  N9V 2Z2
Tel: (519) 730-1777
Fax: (519) 730-1177
Email: michaelwatters@mdirect.net
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Primary Jurisdiction


Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1986; also active in federal jurisdiction.


B.A., 1971, LL.B., 1974, University of Windsor.


Vice-Chair, Grievance Settlement Board, 1987-present; Sessional Lecturer, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, 1975-88; General practice of law, 1977-86.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

No charge if notification received before a hearing is scheduled; $200 if notification received 1 month or more prior to hearing; $500 if notification received 3 weeks-1 month prior to hearing; $600 if notification received 2-3 weeks prior to hearing; $800 if notification received 1-2 weeks prior to hearing; $900 if notification received less than 1 week prior to hearing; $400 on cancellation of expedited arbitration (s.49, OLRA) where date is scheduled less than three weeks prior to hearing.

Lists and Panels

Ontario Ministry of Labour, Labour Canada, Ontario Grievance Settlement Board, Collective Agreements including: Casino Windsor, Chromeshield Co. H.E.Vannatter Ltd., ThyssenKrupp Fabco, ADM AGri-Industries Ltd., Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital, and numerous others.

Related Adjudication Experience

ADR: Ontario Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan.


Ontario Labour Management Arbitrators' Association; Essex County Law Association; Law Society of Upper Canada.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Watters'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.

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