Construction Labour & Employment Relations Conference

December 9-10, 2019         Old Mill        Toronto, Ontario

Construction Labour &
Employment Relations Conference

December 9-10, 2019
Old Mill | Toronto, ON

December 9-10, 2019     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 (CPD) hours. 

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

Global Head of Employment & Labour
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

Read Profile

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

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

Speaker Faculty

featured Keynotes

John M. Beck

Executive Chairman
Aecon Group Inc.

Arlene Dunn

Director
Canada’s Building Trades Unions

Speaker Faculty

Opening Keynote

Construction Labour Relations Keynote Arlene Dunn

Arlene Dunn

Director
Canada’s Building Trades Unions

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Construction Labour Relations Keynote John M. Beck

John M. Beck

Executive Chairman
Aecon Group Inc.

Read Profile

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Patrick Dillon

Patrick J. Dillon

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

Luncheon Keynotes

Construction Labour Relations Keynote John M. Beck

John M. Beck

Executive Chairman
Aecon Group Inc.

Read Profile

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Patrick Dillon

Patrick J. Dillon

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

Read Profile

Speaker Faculty

Opening Keynote

Construction Labour Relations Keynote Arlene Dunn

Arlene Dunn

Director
Canada’s Building Trades Unions

luncheon Keynotes

Construction Labour Relations Keynote John M. Beck

John M. Beck

Executive Chairman
Aecon Group Inc.

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Patrick Dillon

Patrick J. Dillon

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

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Kevin Banks

Kevin Banks

Associate Professor; Director, Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace
Queen's University

Michael Church

Partner
CaleyWray

Darryl Hill

Superintendent of Operations
A6N Aecon-Six Nations Joint Venture

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Sean McFarling

Sean McFarling

General Counsel
LiUNA OPDC &
LiUNA CECOF

Construction Labour Relations Speaker James Robbins

James Robbins

Partner
Cavalluzzo LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Bannon, David J.

David J. Bannon

Partner
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP

Eric Comartin

Legal Counsel
Ontario Sheet Metal Workers’ & Roofers’ Conference

Construction Labour Relations Speaker David P. Jacobs

David P. Jacobs

Senior Partner
Watson Jacobs McCreary LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Jeffrey D. A. Murray

Jeffrey D. A. Murray

Partner
Stringer LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Ernie Schirru

Ernie Schirru

Partner
Koskie Minsky LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Benjamin A. Barnes

Benjamin A. Barnes

Partner
Gibson & Barnes LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Don Eady

Donald K. Eady

Partner
Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Daryn Jeffries

Daryn Jeffries

Partner
Rae Christen Jeffries LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Carl W. Peterson

Carl W. Peterson

Partner
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Lee Shouldice

Lee Shouldice

Vice-Chair
Ontario Labour Relations Board

Construction Labour Relations Speaker John Bonin

John Bonin

Manager of Indigenous Affairs
Aecon Group Inc.

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Toni Fanelli

Tony Fanelli

Executive Director
Construction Labour Relations
Association of Ontario

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Elizabeth M. Keenan

M. Elizabeth Keenan

Partner
Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Richmond, Lorne

Lorne Richmond

Partner
Goldblatt Partners LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Susan Ursel

Susan Ursel

Senior Partner
Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Keith Burkhardt

Keith P. Burkhardt

Partner
Sherrard Kuzz LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Bernard Fishbein

Bernard Fishbein

Chair
Ontario Labour Relations Board

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Daniel R. McDonald

Daniel R. McDonald

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright
Canada LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Jayson Rider

Jayson Rider

Partner
Crawford Chondon & Partners LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Graham Williamson

Graham Williamson

Senior Legal Counsel
LiUNA Local 183

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Kevin Banks

Kevin Banks

Associate Professor; Director, Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace
Queen's University

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Don Eady

Donald K. Eady

Partner
Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Elizabeth M. Keenan

M. Elizabeth Keenan

Partner
Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Jayson Rider

Jayson Rider

Partner
Crawford Chondon & Partners LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Bannon, David J.

David J. Bannon

Partner
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Toni Fanelli

Tony Fanelli

Executive Director
Construction Labour Relations
Association of Ontario

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Daniel R. McDonald

Daniel R. McDonald

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright
Canada LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker James Robbins

James Robbins

Partner
Cavalluzzo LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Benjamin A. Barnes

Benjamin A. Barnes

Partner
Gibson & Barnes LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Bernard Fishbein

Bernard Fishbein

Chair
Ontario Labour Relations Board

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Sean McFarling

Sean McFarling

General Counsel
LiUNA OPDC &
LiUNA CECOF

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Ernie Schirru

Ernie Schirru

Partner
Koskie Minsky LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker John Bonin

John Bonin

Manager of Indigenous Affairs
Aecon Group Inc.

Darryl Hill

Superintendent of Operations
A6N Aecon-Six Nations Joint Venture

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Jeffrey D. A. Murray

Jeffrey D. A. Murray

Partner
Stringer LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Lee Shouldice

Lee Shouldice

Vice-Chair
Ontario Labour Relations Board

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Keith Burkhardt

Keith P. Burkhardt

Partner
Sherrard Kuzz LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker David P. Jacobs

David P. Jacobs

Senior Partner
Watson Jacobs McCreary LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Carl W. Peterson

Carl W. Peterson

Partner
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Susan Ursel

Susan Ursel

Senior Partner
Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP

Michael Church

Partner
CaleyWray

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Daryn Jeffries

Daryn Jeffries

Partner
Rae Christen Jeffries LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Richmond, Lorne

Lorne Richmond

Partner
Goldblatt Partners LLP

Construction Labour Relations Speaker Graham Williamson

Graham Williamson

Senior Legal Counsel
LiUNA Local 183

Eric Comartin

Legal Counsel
Ontario Sheet Metal Workers’ & Roofers’ Conference

Kevin Banks

Associate Professor; Director, Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace
Queen's University

Tony Fanelli

Executive Director
Construction Labour Relations
Association of Ontario

Carl W. Peterson

Partner
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP

David J. Bannon

Partner
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP

Bernard Fishbein

Chair
Ontario Labour Relations Board

Lorne Richmond

Partner
Goldblatt Partners LLP

Benjamin A. Barnes

Partner
Gibson & Barnes LLP

Darryl Hill

Superintendent of Operations
A6N Aecon-Six Nations Joint Venture

Jayson Rider

Partner
Crawford Chondon & Partners LLP

John Bonin

Manager of Indigenous Affairs
Aecon Group Inc.

David P. Jacobs

Senior Partner
Watson Jacobs McCreary LLP

James Robbins

Partner
Cavalluzzo LLP

Keith P. Burkhardt

Partner
Sherrard Kuzz LLP

Daryn Jeffries

Partner
Rae Christen Jeffries LLP

Ernie Schirru

Partner
Koskie Minsky LLP

Richard J. Charney

Global Head of Employment & Labour
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Daniel R. McDonald

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright
Canada LLP

Lee Shouldice

Vice-Chair
Ontario Labour Relations Board

Michael Church

Partner
CaleyWray

Sean McFarling

General Counsel
LiUNA OPDC &
LiUNA CECOF

Susan Ursel

Senior Partner
Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP

Eric Comartin

Legal Counsel
Ontario Sheet Metal Workers’ & Roofers’ Conference

Alan M. Minsky, Q.C.

Partner
Koskie Minsky LLP

Graham Williamson

Senior Legal Counsel
LiUNA Local 183

Patrick Dillon

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

Jeffrey D. A. Murray

Partner
Stringer LLP

Donald K. Eady

Partner
Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

Andrew Pariser

Training and Skills Advisor (TSA)
Reporting to the Minister of Labour,
Training and Skills Development

Kevin Banks

Associate Professor; Director, Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace
Queen's University

Tony Fanelli

Executive Director
Construction Labour Relations Association of Ontario

Carl W. Peterson

Partner
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP

David J. Bannon

Partner
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP

Bernard Fishbein

Chair
Ontario Labour Relations Board

Lorne Richmond

Partner
Goldblatt Partners LLP

Benjamin A. Barnes

Partner
Gibson & Barnes LLP

Darryl Hill

Superintendent of Operations
A6N Aecon-Six Nations
Joint Venture

Jayson Rider

Partner
Crawford Chondon & Partners LLP

John Bonin

Manager of Indigenous Affairs
Aecon Group Inc.

David P. Jacobs

Senior Partner
Watson Jacobs McCreary LLP

James Robbins

Partner
Cavalluzzo LLP

Keith P. Burkhardt

Partner
Sherrard Kuzz LLP

Daryn Jeffries

Partner
Rae Christen Jeffries LLP

Ernie Schirru

Partner
Koskie Minsky LLP

Richard J. Charney

Global Head of Employment
& Labour
Norton Rose Fulbright
Canada LLP

Daniel R. McDonald

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright
Canada LLP

Lee Shouldice

Vice-Chair
Ontario Labour Relations Board

Michael Church

Partner
CaleyWray

Sean McFarling

General Counsel
LiUNA OPDC &
LiUNA CECOF

Susan Ursel

Senior Partner
Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP

Eric Comartin

Legal Counsel
Ontario Sheet Metal Workers’
& Roofers’ Conference

Alan M. Minsky, Q.C.

Partner
Koskie Minsky LLP

Graham Williamson

Senior Legal Counsel
LiUNA Local 183

Patrick Dillon

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

Jeffrey D. A. Murray

Partner
Stringer LLP

Donald K. Eady

Partner
Paliare Roland Barristers

Andrew Pariser

Training and Skills Advisor (TSA)
Reporting to the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Kevin Banks

Associate Professor; Director, Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace
Queen's University
Read Profile

David J. Bannon

Partner
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
Read Profile

Benjamin A. Barnes

Partner
Gibson & Barnes LL
Read Profile

John Bonin

Manager of Indigenous Affairs
Aecon Group Inc.
Read Profile

Keith P. Burkhardt

Partner
Sherrard Kuzz LLP
Read Profile

Richard J. Charney

Global Head of Employment & Labour
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Read Profile

Michael Church

Partner
CaleyWray
Read Profile

Eric Comartin

Legal Counsel
Ontario Sheet Metal Workers’ & Roofers’ Conference
Read Profile

Donald K. Eady

Partner
Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP
Read Profile

Tony Fanelli

Executive Director
Construction Labour Relations Association of Ontario
Read Profile

Bernard Fishbein

Chair
Ontario Labour Relations Board
Read Profile

Darryl Hill

Superintendent of Operations
A6N Aecon-Six Nations Joint Venture
Read Profile

David P. Jacobs

Senior Partner
Watson Jacobs McCreary LLP
Read Profile

Daryn Jeffries

Partner
Rae Christen Jeffries LLP
Read Profile

M. Elizabeth Keenan

Partner
Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP
Read Profile

Daniel R. McDonald

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Read Profile

Sean McFarling

General Counsel
LiUNA OPDC & LiUNA CECOF
Read Profile

Alan M. Minsky, Q.C.

Partner
Koskie Minsky LLP
Read Profile

Jeffrey D. A. Murray

Partner
Stringer LLP
Read Profile

Carl W. Peterson

Partner
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
Read Profile

Lorne Richmond

Partner
Goldblatt Partners LLP
Read Profile

Jayson Rider

Partner
Crawford Chondon & Partners LLP
Read Profile

James Robbins

Partner
Cavalluzzo LLP
Read Profile

Ernie A. Schirru

Partner
Koskie Minsky LLP
Read Profile

Lee Shouldice

Vice-Chair
Ontario Labour Relations Board
Read Profile

Susan Ursel

Senior Partner
Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP
Read Profile

Graham Williamson

Senior Legal Counsel
LiUNA Local 183
Read Profile

Key Themes and highlights

  • Legal Quagmire: Implications of Legislative Changes to Construction Labour Relations
  • Re-examining Province-Wide Bargaining and Labour Relations Laws in the ICI Sector
  • Alternative Approaches and Practices to Solving Jurisdictional Disputes
  • Dual Perspectives on Fitness for Duty, A&D Testing, Impairment and the Liabilities that come from Impairment in the Construction Workplace
  • New developments in Discipline & Discharge in the Construction Industry
  • Attracting and Retaining Traditionally Underrepresented Groups into the Skilled Trades
  • Confronting the need for Labour Supply into the Future
  • And much more…

Key Themes and highlights

  • Legal Quagmire: Implications of Legislative Changes to Construction Labour Relations
  • Re-examining Province-Wide Bargaining and Labour Relations Laws in the ICI Sector
  • Alternative Approaches and Practices to Solving Jurisdictional Disputes
  • Dual Perspectives on Fitness for Duty, A&D Testing, Impairment and the Liabilities that come from Impairment in the Construction Workplace
  • New developments in Discipline & Discharge in the Construction Industry
  • Attracting and Retaining Traditionally Underrepresented Groups into the Skilled Trades
  • Confronting the need for Labour Supply into the Future
  • And much more…

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Old Mill Toronto
21 Old Mill Rd
Toronto, ON M8X 1G5
Tel: (416) 236-2641

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