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Thomas Kuttner,  Q.C.

Thomas Kuttner, Q.C.

P.O.Box 7116
Windsor ON  N9C 3Z1
Tel: (519) 551-8354
Fax: (519) 973-7086
Email: tskuttner@gmail.com
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Primary Jurisdiction


Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1980; also active in the Maritime provinces and the federal sector; rights and interest disputes.


University of Toronto, B.A. 1969; M.A. 1972; LL.B. 1975; LL.M. 1981.


Vice-Chair, OLRB, 2013-present and 1985-1987; Visiting Scholar, University of Windsor Faculty of Law, 2011-2020; Professor, University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, 1979-2010; Member, PSSRB, 2002-2007; Vice-Chair, New Brunswick Labour Board, 1985-2002; Visiting Professor, Queen's University Faculty of Law, 1985-86; Counsel pro bono ad hoc, New Brunswick Human Rights Commission - Attis v. Ross NBCA, SCC, 1988-1996; Canadian Association of Human Rights Agencies - Re Vriend SCC, 1996-1997; Canadian Civil Liberties Association - Ross v. Beutel NBCA, 1999-2001.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

$200 file administration fee four weeks or more prior to hearing; $500 three weeks or more prior to hearing; $750 two weeks or more prior to hearing; $1000 one week or more prior to hearing; $1500 less than one week prior to hearing; no cancellation fee if another matter scheduled for cancelled hearing date; standard cancellation fee for ministerial appointments.

Lists and Panels

Labour Canada List of Arbitrators under CLC [ON]; NAV Canada/CATCA; Canada Post/CPAA; Canadian Joint Grievance Panel[ON]; Several contractor associations/Carpenters Local 1386[NB]; MEA/ILA[NB]; Capital District Health Authority /NSGEU Nurses[NS]; Dalhousie University/Dalhousie Faculty Assoc. [NS]

Related Adjudication Experience

Part-time Vice-Chair Ontario Labour Relations Board, 2013-present; Vice-Chair PSGB 2020-present; Part-time Member, Public Service Staff Relations Board, 2002-2007; Vice-Chair, New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board and predecessor LRBs, 1983-1006.


Law Society of New Brunswick (1981-present); QC 2001; Law Society of Upper Canada (1977-83); Canadian Bar Association

Related Publications

“Collective Bargaining and Freedom of Association: Pondering BC Health Services” in Dodek & Wright, The McLachlin Court’s First Decade (2011); “Discovering What Tribunals Do: Tribunal Standing Before the Courts” (2002) 81 C.B.R 616-645 [with Laverne A. Jacobs]; "Federalism and Labour Relations in Canada", (1997) 5 CLELJ; “Bias and the Arbitral Forum", (1991) Labour Arbitration Yearbook; "Courts, Labour Tribunals and The Charter", (1990) 39 UNBLJ.

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.