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William D. McFetridge, Q.C.

William D. McFetridge, Q.C.

PO BOX 80074
Beacon Hill 111700 Sarcee Trail NW
Calgary AB  T3R 0A0
Tel: (403) 455-1332
Email: wdmcfetridge@gmail.com

Primary Jurisdiction


Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1983.


B.A., 1970, University of Alberta; LL.B., 1981, University of Calgary.


Neutral Chair of interest and rights arbitrations since 1983. Over 200 written awards in public and private sector. Part time Tribunal Chair of Alberta Human Rights Commission, since 2010. BA, LL.B., Chartered Arbitrator. Listed in "Best Lawyers in Canada" in the area of alternative dispute resolution.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

Scheduling fee of $500 whether or not the matter proceeds; in addition there is a cancellation fee of $500 for the first day if a matter has been scheduled and does not proceed and $1000 for each additional day. The parties are responsible for all disbursements.

Lists and Panels

Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry; Labour Canada; Government of Alberta/A.U.P.E.; CFRN/C.E.P.; Finning (Canada) Ltd./I.A.M.A.W.; Edmonton Journal/G.C.I.U.; Telus/I.B.E.W.; Fletcher's Foods/U.F.C.W.; Calgary Cooperative Association/U.C.C.E.; A.U.P.E./U.S.W.A.; Greyhound Canada/A.T.U.

Related Adjudication Experience

Part-time Tribunal Chair Alberta Human Rights Commission; Chair, Board of Inquiry under Alberta Individual Rights Protection Act, 1989; Alternative Dispute Resolution.


Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society; Chartered Arbitrator, Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Canada Inc.

Related Publications

"Contrasting the Remedies: Termination at Common Law v. Termination Under a Collective Agreement" (Calgary: Labour Arbitration Conference Proceedings, 1987); "Recent Developments in the Law of Wrongful Dismissal" (Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch, Proceedings of the Mid-Winter Meeting, 1987); "Expedited Arbitration in the Alberta Public Service" (Proceedings of the 9th Annual University of Calgary Labour Arbitration Conference, 1991); "Examining the Assumptions: Employee Remedies upon Discharge in the Context of the Collective Agreement", W.D. McFetridge & T.T. Eines (12th Annual University of Calgary Labour Arbitration Conference, 1994).

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.