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David Yazbeck is the Director, Collective Bargaining and Compensation Services with the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC). In this role, he directs the Collective Bargaining and Compensation sections of PIPSC, the latter of which includes classification, pensions, pay and benefits, and related matters. Prior to assuming this role, David was a senior partner with a leading union-side labour law firm for 29 years, practicing exclusively in the areas of labour relations, human rights, judicial review and appeals, with emphasis on the federal public sector. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers, Centre for Free Expression Whistleblowing Initiatives Steering Committee, the Whistleblowing Canada Research Society Advisory Board, and the Advocates’ Society. He is also a Board Director of the Workers’ History Museum and Copyright Visual Arts/Droits d’auteur Arts visuels and former Board Director with Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens. David currently sits on the Public Service Pension Advisory Committee and the Public Servants Protections Disclosure Act Review Task Force. He often speaks on labour, human rights, and whistleblowing issues.

David holds a B.A. (Hons.) in Philosophy and Political Science from McMaster University (1988) and an LL.B. from Queen’s University (1991). He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1993.