Richard Brown

Richard Brown

5542 Carrison Drive
Manotick ON  K4M 1K7
Tel: (613) 692-1534
Alternate Tel: (416) 214-9658
Fax: (866) 648-2414
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Primary Jurisdiction


Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1977.


LL.B. Queen's University; LL.M. Harvard University.


Professor of Law, 1977-92, University of Victoria, York University and Queen's University. Member Labour Law Casebook Group, 1977-2008.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

No charge before a hearing is scheduled; $300 one month or more prior to hearing date; $1,500 one month prior to hearing; $500 on cancellation of expedited arbitration (section 49, OLRA) where date is scheduled less than three weeks prior to hearing.

Lists and Panels

Ontario Ministry of Labour; Atomic Energy of Canada and Chalk River Technicians and Technologists; Atomic Energy of Canada and Professional Institute of Public Service; Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Employees Union; Haley Industries and United Steelworkers of America; Ideal Roofing and United Steelworkers of America; Lilly Industries and United Steelworkers of America; Nav Canada and Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Association; Nav Canada and Canadian Automobile Workers; Nav Canada and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Nav Canada and Professional Institute of the Public Service; Nav Canada and Public Service Alliance of Canada; Ottawa International Airport and Public Service Alliance of Canada; Sudbury Dist. Catholic School Bd. and Ont. English Catholic Teachers; Ivaco Rolling Mills and United Steelworkers of America.

Related Adjudication Experience

Vice-Chair, Ontario Crown Employees Grievance Settlement Board, 1997-present; Vice-Chair, Ontario Labour Relations Board, 1983-84.


Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators' Association (Director); National Academy of Arbitrators.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Brown'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

"Human Rights in Employment: Of Participation and Compensation", 4 Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal (1997) 283; "Unions, Markets and Other Regulatory Instruments: Theory and Evidence", 44 University of Toronto Law Journal (1994) 1; "Theory and Practice of Regulatory Enforcement: Occupational Health and Safety Regulation in British Columbia", 16 Law and Policy (1994) 63; "Administrative and Criminal Penalties in the Enforcement of Occupational Health and Safety Legislation", 30 Osgoode Hall Law Journal (1992) 691; Labour Law: Cases, Materials and Commentary 6th Edition (Kingston: Queen's University, Industrial Relations Centre, 1998) with The Labour Law Casebook Group.

Arbitrators are invited to send awards to In an effort to facilitate access to justice, Lancaster House forwards all awards it receives from arbitrators to CanLII.