Colin Johnston

Colin Johnston

PO Box 1404
Belle River ON  N04 1A0
Tel: (519) 300-2333
Fax: (855) 310-9977
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Primary Jurisdiction


Arbitration Practice

In practice since 2013.



Sectors/Industries Jurisdiction

Federal, Provincial


LL.B., 1997, University of Ottawa; Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Labour Studies and Political Studies, 1994, McMaster University.


Litigation Team Leader, Ontario Nurses' Association (2010-12); Litigator, Ontario Nurses’ Association (2003-09); Sole Practitioner, Windsor, Ontario (2002); Associate, Evans Law Firm, Toronto, Ontario (1998-2001); Articling Student, Koskie Minsky LLP, Toronto, Ontario (1997-98); Legal Research Assistant, Canadian Association of University Teachers (1996-97); Legal Research Assistant, Ministry of Labour, Policy Branch (1995); Employment Standards Advisor, Ministry of Labour, Employment Standards Branch (1994).

Standard Fees for Cancellation

No charge if notification is received before a hearing is scheduled, or if notification is received one month or more prior to hearing date; $850 if notification is received 2-4 weeks prior to hearing date; $1,700 if notification is received less than 2 weeks prior to hearing date.

Lists and Panels

Appointed as a Referee under the Canada Labour Code and an Arbitrator in the federal jurisdiction (2017). Appointed to the Ontario Ministry of Labour's list of approved Grievance Arbitrators effective December 15, 2014.


Ontario Labour Management Arbitrators' Association.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Johnston'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 In an effort to facilitate access to justice, Lancaster House forwards all awards it receives from arbitrators to CanLII.