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Bruce Outhouse, Q.C.

P.O. Box 2147, 500-1568 Hollis Street
Halifax NS  B3J 3B7
Tel: (902) 425-6000
Fax: (902) 429-7347
Email: bouthouse@bloisnickerson.com
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Primary Jurisdiction

Nova Scotia

Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1978; also active in Prince Edward Island and federal jurisdiction.


B.A., 1969, LL.B., 1971, Dalhousie University.


Partner, Blois, Nickerson & Bryson; arbitration, mediation, civil litigation, administrative law and public utilities regulation.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

No charge before a hearing is scheduled; $600 for first day, $350 for each additional day of scheduled hearing when notified more than one week prior to hearing; $1,200 for first day, $600 for each additional day of scheduled hearing when notified less than one week prior to hearing; no charge if date of cancelled hearing is used for another hearing. For ministerial appointments, cancellation fees conform to Department of Labour guidelines (e.g. no charge seven days or more prior to hearing; $350 one to seven days prior to hearing; $700 on day of hearing).

Lists and Panels

Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Workforce Development Minister’s List of Arbitrators; Province of Prince Edward Island Arbitration and Mediation list; Labour Canada; Bowater Mersey Paper Co. Ltd./C.E.P.; Maritime Employers Association/I.L.A. Local 269; Canada Post/C.U.P.W.; Dalhousie University/Faculty Association; Memorial University of Newfoundland/Faculty Association.

Related Adjudication Experience

Chair, Classification Appeal Tribunal, 1988-1999; Chair (ad hoc), Nova Scotia Labour Standards Tribunal; ADR: commercial and construction disputes.


Atlantic Arbitration and Mediation Institute; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Member Designate, National Academy of Arbitrators; Atlantic Labour Arbitrators Association.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Outhouse'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.