Michael Bendel

480 York Hill Blvd.
Thornhill ON  L4J 8G2
Tel: (416) 721-4901
Email: mbendel@on.aibn.com
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Primary Jurisdiction


Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1984; bilingual.


LL.B., 1966, University of Manchester; LL.B., 1975, University of Ottawa.


Professor, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, 1977-84; Legal Officer, Negotiator, and Interim Co-ordinator of Negotiations, Professional Institute of Public Service of Canada, 1969-75; Officer, International Labour Standards Department, International Labour Office (Geneva), 1966-69.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

$700 per reserved date if notification is received more than 30 days prior to the hearing date; $1,850 per reserved date if notification is received 30 days or less prior to the hearing date; $600 in case of an expedited arbitration (s.49, OLRA) where the date has been scheduled by the Minister of Labour; $250 if the date is used for another hearing.

Lists and Panels

Ontario Ministry of Labour; Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service; Ontario Colleges/OPSEU.

Related Adjudication Experience

Vice-Chair, Ontario Labour Relations Board, 1987-1998; Deputy Chair (1984-87), Federal Public Service Staff Relations Board.


Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators’ Association;

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Bendel'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

"At the Crossroads: Collective Bargaining and Dispute Resolution in the Federal Public Service", Labour Arbitration Yearbook (Toronto: Butterworths/Lancaster House, 1992); "Professional and Managerial Staff: Their Place in the Labour Relations System of Canada and the United States" (Geneva: International Labour Office, 1991); "The Dependent Contractor: An Unnecessary and Flawed Development in Canadian Labour Law", University of Toronto Law Journal 32 (1982); "The International Protection of Trade Union Rights: A Canadian Case Study", Ottawa Law Review 13 (1981); "Labour Law - Grievance Arbitration - Can Collective Agreements Block Recourse to Arbitration?", Canadian Bar Review 59 (1981).

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.