Construction Labour & Employment Relations Conference

November 30 & December 1, 2021         Old Mill        Toronto, Ontario

Construction Labour &
Employment Relations Conference

November 30 - December 1, 2021
Old Mill | Toronto, ON

November 30 - December 1, 2021     Old Mill     Toronto, Ontario

solving the challenge of change

The Construction Labour & Employment Relations Conference is uniquely designed to foster relevant and timely discussion driven by the needs of senior executives and professionals representing Canadian building trades unions and construction employers.

Through candid debate, panel discussions and expert-led presentations, seasoned practitioners and leading advisors will examine significant legislative developments and emerging labour relations trends to uncover real-world solutions that address evolving construction industry challenges.

Join your peers and partners in a collegial and neutral setting that promotes the spirit of bipartisanship to share ideas, exchange perspectives and strengthen relationships that matter.

Continuing Professional Development

The Construction Labour & Employment Relations Conference provides an education-focused executive networking environment for earning required continuing education. Substantive and/or EDI Professionalism content hours will be updated on the program agenda after accreditation has been finalized.

Conference chairs

Construction Labour Relations Conference Chair Rick J. Charney

Richard J. Charney

Senior Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Construction Labour Relations Chair Alan M.Minsky, Q.C.

Alan M. Minsky, Q.C.

Partner
Koskie Minsky LLP

Construction Labour Relations Conference Chair Rick J. Charney

Richard J. Charney

Senior Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

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Construction Labour Relations Chair Alan M.Minsky, Q.C.

Alan M. Minsky, Q.C.

Partner
Koskie Minsky LLP

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Conference chairs

Construction Labour Relations Conference Chair Rick J. Charney


Richard J. Charney

Global Head of Employment & Labour
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Construction Labour Relations Chair Alan M.Minsky, Q.C.


Alan M. Minsky, Q.C.

Partner
Koskie Minsky LLP

Construction Labour Relations Conference Chair Rick J. Charney


Richard J. Charney

Senior Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Construction Labour Relations Chair Alan M.Minsky, Q.C.


Alan M. Minsky, Q.C.

Partner
Koskie Minsky LLP

Speaker Faculty

Keynotes

Bernard Fishbein

Chair
Ontario Labour Relations Board

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Luncheon Keynote

Aaron Sinclair

Registered Psychotherapist,
Executive Director
De Novo Treatment Centre

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Construction Labour Relations Speaker

Hon. Monte McNaughton

Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development
Government of Ontario MPP Lambton-Kent Middlesex

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Speaker Faculty

KeynoteS

luncheon Keynote

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Bernard Fishbein

Bernard Fishbein

Chair
Ontario Labour Relations Board

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Aaron Sinclair

Aaron Sinclair

Registered Psychotherapist,
Executive Director
De Novo Treatment Centre

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Graeme Aitken

Graeme Aitken

Executive Director
Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Patrick Dillon

Patrick J. Dillon

Business Manager and Secretary Treasurer,
Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Katherine Jacobs

Katherine Jacobs

Director of Research
Ontario Construction Secretariat

Construction Labour Relations Speaker

Alexis Mantello-Clement

Director of Labour Relations & Legal Counsel
EllisDon Corporation

Construction Labour Relations Speaker

Daniel Shields

Partner
Shields O’Donnell MacKillop LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker

Lindsay Amundsen

Director of Workforce Development
Canada’s Building Trades Unions

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Don Eady

Donald K. Eady

Partner
Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Laurie Kent

Laurie Kent

Partner
Koskie Minsky LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Sean McFarling

Sean McFarling

General Counsel
LiUNA OPDC &
LiUNA CECOF

Construction Labour Relations Speaker

Jack J. Slaughter

Vice-Chair
Ontario Labour Relations Board

Construction Labour Relations Speaker

Dean Ardron

Partner
Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker

David Galvin

Labour Relations Manager
Crosslinx Transit Solutions – Constructors

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Inna Koldorf

Inna Koldorf

Partner
Miller Thomson LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Jeffrey D. A. Murray

Jeffrey D. A. Murray

Partner
Stringer LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Margaret Taylor

Margaret Taylor

Executive Director
Ontario Association of Demolition Contractors

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Melissa Atkins-Mahaney

Melissa Atkins-Mahaney

Labour Relations Manager & Counsel
International Union of Operating Engineers
Local 793

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Rob Gibson

Rob Gibson

Partner
Gibson & Barnes LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Erin R. Kuzz

Erin R. Kuzz

Partner
Sherrard Kuzz LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Tiffany O'Hearn Davies

Tiffany O’Hearn Davies

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker

Carmine Tiano

Director of Occupational Services
Provincial Building & Construction Trades Council of Ontario

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Bannon, David J.

David J. Bannon

Partner
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker

Aminah Hanif

Associate
Cavalluzzo LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Mark Lewis

Mark J. Lewis

General Counsel
Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Carl W. Peterson

Carl W. Peterson

Partner
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Elizabeth Traynor

Elizabeth M. Traynor

Partner
Siskinds LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker

Kathryn Carpentier

Partner
CaleyWray

Construction Labour Relations Speaker

Stephanie Hobbs

Partner
Goldblatt Partners LLP

Tom Mackay

Director, Health and Safety
Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Merissa Preston

Merissa Preston

Partnerships & Business Development
LiUNA Local 506

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Graham Williamson

Graham Williamson

Senior Legal Counsel
LiUNA Local 183

Graeme Aitken

Executive Director
ECAO
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Dean Ardron

Partner
Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP
Read Profile

Melissa Atkins-Mahaney

Labour Relations Manager & Counsel
IUOE Local 793
Read Profile

David J. Bannon

Partner
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
Read Profile

Kathryn Carpentier

Partner
CaleyWray
Read Profile

Donald K. Eady

Partner
Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP
Read Profile

Bernard Fishbein

Chair
Ontario Labour Relations Board
Read Profile

Rob Gibson

Partner
Gibson & Barnes LLP
Read Profile

David Galvin

Labour Relations Manager
Metrolinx
Read Profile

Aminah Hanif

Associate
Cavalluzzo LLP
Read Profile

Stephanie Hobbs

Partner
Goldblatt Partners LLP
Read Profile

Katherine Jacobs

Director of Research
Ontario Construction Secretariat
Read Profile

Laurie Kent

Partner
Koskie Minsky LLP
Read Profile

Inna Koldorf

Partner
Miller Thomson LLP
Read Profile

Erin R. Kuzz

Partner
Sherrard Kuzz LLP
Read Profile

Alexis Mantello-Clement

Director of Labour Relations & Legal Counsel
EllisDon Corporation

Sean McFarling

General Counsel
LiUNA OPDC & LiUNA CECOF
Read Profile

Jeffrey D. A. Murray

Partner
Stringer LLP
Read Profile

Tiffany O’Hearn Davies

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Read Profile

Erin Oliver

Vice President, Health, Safety & Sustainability
Modern Niagara
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Carl W. Peterson

Partner
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
Read Profile

Merissa Preston

Partnerships & Business Development
LiUNA Local 506

Daniel Shields

Partner
Shields O’Donnell MacKillop LLP
Read Profile

Aaron Sinclair

Executive Director, Registered Psychotherapist
De Novo Treatment Centre

Jack J. Slaughter

Vice-Chair
OLRB
Read Profile

Margaret Taylor

Executive Director
Ontario Association of Demolition Contractors

Carmine Tiano

Director of Occupational Services
Provincial Building & Construction Trades Council of Ontario

Elizabeth Traynor

Partner
Siskinds LLP
Read Profile

Graham Williamson

Senior Legal Counsel
LiUNA Local 183
Read Profile

Graeme Aitken

Executive Director
Electrical Contractors Association of OntarioIUOE Local 793
Read Profile

Lindsay Amundsen

Director of Workforce Development
Canada’s Building Trades Unions

Dean Ardron

Partner
Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP

Melissa Atkins-Mahaney

Labour Relations Manager & Counsel
IUOE Local 793
Read Profile

David J. Bannon

Partner
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
Read Profile

Kathryn Carpentier

Partner
CaleyWray

Patrick J. Dillon

Business Manager and Secretary Treasurer
Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario

Donald K. Eady

Partner
Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP
Read Profile

Bernard Fishbein

Chair
Ontario Labour Relations Board
Read Profile

David Galvin

Labour Relations Manager
Crosslinx Transit Solutions – Constructors

Rob Gibson

Partner
Gibson & Barnes LLP
Read Profile

Aminah Hanif

Associate
Cavalluzzo LLP

Stephanie Hobbs

Partner
Goldblatt Partners LLP

Inna Koldorf

Partner
Miller Thomson LLP
Read Profile

Katherine Jacobs

Director of Research
Ontario Construction Secretariat
Read Profile

Laurie Kent

Partner
Koskie Minsky LLP
Read Profile

Erin R. Kuzz

Partner
Sherrard Kuzz LLP
Read Profile

Mark J. Lewis

General Counsel
Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario
Read Profile

Tom Mackay

Director, Health and Safety
Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario

Alexis Mantello-Clement

Director of Labour Relations & Legal Counsel
EllisDon Corporation

Sean McFarling

General Counsel
LiUNA OPDC & LiUNA CECOF
Read Profile

Jeffrey D. A. Murray

Partner
Stringer LLP
Read Profile

Tiffany O’Hearn Davies

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Read Profile

Carl W. Peterson

Partner
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
Read Profile

Merissa Preston

Partnerships & Business Development
LiUNA Local 506
Read Profile

Daniel Shields

Partner
Shields O’Donnell MacKillop LLP

Aaron Sinclair

Registered Psychotherapist, Executive Director
De Novo Treatment Centre

Jack J. Slaughter

Vice-Chair
Ontario Labour Relations Board
Read Profile

Margaret Taylor

Executive Director
Ontario Association of Demolition Contractors
Read Profile

Carmine Tiano

Director of Occupational Services
Provincial Building & Construction Trades Council of Ontario

Elizabeth M. Traynor

Partner
Siskinds LLP
Read Profile


Graham Williamson

Senior Legal Counsel
LiUNA Local 183
Read Profile

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