Susan Ashley

Susan Ashley

P.O. Box 2309
Wolfville NS  B4P 2N5
Tel: (902) 542-5589
Fax: (902) 542-2118
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Primary Jurisdiction

Nova Scotia

Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1993; also active in Prince Edward Island and federal jurisdiction.


B.A., 1969, LL.B., 1973, Dalhousie University.


Manning and Ashley, Barristers and Solicitors, (1993-present); Part-time Faculty Member (1993-present), Associate Dean (1989-93), Associate Professor (1985-93), Administrative Officer (1976-87), Dalhousie Law School; Executive Secretary, Royal Commission on the Donald Marshall Jr. Prosecution, 1987-89; Consultant, Sub-Committee on Equality Rights of the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs, House of Commons, 1985.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

No charge if notification received prior to hearing being scheduled; $500 per day if notification received one month or more prior to hearing date; one 6-hour day and $500 for remainder if notification received less than three weeks prior to hearing date.

Lists and Panels

Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Workforce Development Minister’s List of Arbitrators; Chair, Nova Scotia Labour Standards Tribunal; Vice-Chair, Nova Scotia Labour Relations Board; Nova Scotia Department of Education; Province of Prince Edward Island Arbitration and Mediation list.

Related Adjudication Experience

Vice-Chair, Nova Scotia Labour Relations Board; Chair, Nova Scotia Labour Standards Tribunal, 1994-present; Boards of Inquiry, Nova Scotia Human Rights Act; Member, Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, 1981-86; Member, Federal Public Service Staff Relations Board, 1982-84.


Atlantic Labour Arbitrators Association.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Ashley'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.

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