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Owen Shime, Q.C.

70 Bond Street, Suite 200
Toronto ON  M5B 1X3
Tel: (416) 366-8009
Fax: (416) 365-7702
Email: disputeservices@bellnet.ca
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Primary Jurisdiction


Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1969; also active in Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Newfoundland.


B.A., 1957, LL.B., 1960, University of Toronto.


Lecturer, Labour Relations, Osgoode Hall, 1969-72; Lecturer, Labour Relations, University of Toronto Law School; Partner, Strauss Strauss and Shime, 1962-68.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

$250 one month or more prior to hearing; $1,100 less than one month prior to hearing; $250 if date of cancelled hearing is used for another hearing.

Lists and Panels

Ontario Ministry of Labour; Ontario Grievance Settlement Board; Canada Post/C.U.P.W.; Inco/U.S.W.A.; McDonnell Douglas/C.A.W.; Ontario Community Colleges/O.P.S.E.U..

Related Adjudication Experience

Chair, Ontario Grievance Settlement Board, 1984-present; Chair, Ontario Public Service Labour Relations Board, 1975-84; Chair, Ontario Education Relations Commission, Ontario College Relations Commission, 1975-79; Chair, Federal Public Service Staff Relations Board, 1973-75; Vice-Chair, Ontario Labour Relations Board, 1968-73; ADR: commercial matters.


National Academy of Arbitrators; SPIDR; Former member of the Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators' Association.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Shime'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.