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John Comrie, Q.C.

2738 Assiniboine Ave
Regina SK  S4S 1C6
Tel: (800) 296-0390
Alternate Tel: (512) 888-1475
Email: johncomrie@definitiveadr.com
Website: www.DefinitiveADR.com

Primary Jurisdiction


Arbitration Practice

In practice since 2014; also active in Alberta and the federal jurisdiction.


Fellow (FCIArb) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2014; Post-Graduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary College, University of London, 2014; University of Texas at Austin Mediation Program, 2012; LL.B., 1976, B.C.L., 1976, and B.A., 1969, McGill University.


Managing Director, DefinitiveADR, 2012-present; various positions, including Of Counsel to Agha & Co. (Dubai), 2007-2012; various positions, including Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer and Director of Communications, Government Affairs and Trade Policy, of a large Canadian public company, 1980-2007; Income Partner, MacPherson, Leslie and Tyerman, 1978-1980.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

$600 if notification is received up to three months prior to scheduled hearing; $1,000 if notification is received less than three months prior to scheduled hearing; no charge if cancelled six months or more prior to scheduled hearing.

Lists and Panels

Minister's List of Neutral Arbitrators (appointed by the Honourable Don Morgan, Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, Government of Saskatchewan), 2014-present.

Related Adjudication Experience

Board Member and President, Saskatchewan Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Inc., 1993-2001.


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Comrie'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

"Rethinking Addiction and Canadian Disability Law: A Proposal for Problems of Workplace Addiction – the 'Employee Recovery Accommodation Plan' or 'E-RAP'" (paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association, May 2016).

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.