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Graham J. Clarke

Graham J. Clarke

472 McLeod Street
Ottawa ON  K1R 5P8
Tel: (613) 986-9135
Email: graham@grahamjclarke.com
Website: www.grahamjclarke.com
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Primary Jurisdiction


Arbitration Practice

In practice since 2016; fluent in English and French; also active in federal jurisdiction.


LL.B., Civil Law, 1985, Université Laval; LL.B., Common Law, 1984, Queen’s University; B.A., 1981, University of Western Ontario.


Vice-Chair (part-time), Ontario Labour Relations Board, November 2016–2021; Vice-Chair, Canada Industrial Relations Board, 2007-2016; Partner/Counsel, Hicks Morley, 2005-2007; Partner/Associate, Scott & Aylen (later BLG), 1990-2005.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

From the original appointment date to >30 days before hearing date: $500; $1,500 if notification is received 30 days or less prior to hearing; $500 for cancellation of Ministry-imposed original date for expedited arbitration under s.49 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995.

Lists and Panels

Ontario list of approved grievance arbitrators; Federal arbitrator List; Collective Agreements: CPR and Canadian Signals and Communications System Council No. 11 of the IBEW, Canadian Pacific Railway and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference; Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association and Canada Post Corporation, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Council of Trustees’ Association (CTA) (Central Agreement - Education); CNR and Unifor, Local 100; CPR and TCRC-MWED; CNR and TCRC (CTY); St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation and Unifor, Locals 4212, 4320 & 4323; CPR and Unifor, Local 101R; Canadian Railway Office of Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (CROA).

Related Adjudication Experience

Vice-Chair (part-time), Ontario Labour Relations Board, 2016–2021; Vice-Chair, Canada Industrial Relations Board, 2007-2016.


Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators’ Association; College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (US).

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Clarke'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

Clarke’s Canada Industrial Relations Board. Canada Labour Relations Board: An Annotated Guide (1992-1999).

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.