Home|Directory of Arbitrators|Wayne Thistle, Q.C.
Wayne Thistle, Q.C.

Wayne Thistle, Q.C.

36 Quidi Vidi Road
St. John's NL  A1A 1C1
Tel: (709) 753-7000
Fax: (709) 753-9955
Email: wayne.thistle@gmail.com

Primary Jurisdiction

Newfoundland and Labrador

Arbitration Practice

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.

Related Publications

“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.

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.