Mathews Dinsdale would like to extend its congratulations to Megan Coyle and Brendan Dawes of the University of British Columbia, winners of the 2014 Mathews Dinsdale National Labour Arbitration Competition!
Mathews Dinsdale would also like to recognize Jessica Liu and Angela Wiggins of Queen’s University, the other finalists in this year’s Competition.
The Competition, held this past weekend, required law students from across Canada to research and argue both sides of a case which centred on whether an employer had a duty to accommodate the family status of two employees, and more specifically their child care and elder care obligations.
The students made their arguments in front of panels of judges, adjudicators and practitioners in the labour and employment law field. On Sunday, the finalists made their arguments before The Honourable Madam Justice Eileen E. Gillese of the Ontario Court of Appeal; Elizabeth MacPherson, Chair of the Canada Industrial Relations Board; and Brian McLean, Associate Chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
Mathews Dinsdale would like to congratulate all of the competitors and thank all of the judges, adjudicators, practitioners and coaches who volunteered their time to make this year’s Competition possible.
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