List of arbitrators for sections 36.2, 169(1) and 169.42 of the Canada Transportation Act

The Canada Transportation Act provides authority to the Agency to resolve disputes between railways and shippers using mediation, arbitration, final offer arbitration, or adjudication.

Arbitration of disputes and final offer arbitration

Subsection 36.2 (1.1) states that the Agency may establish a roster of persons who may arbitrate a dispute relating to:

  • any railway matter covered under Part III or IV of the Act; or
  • the application of any rate or charge for
    • the movement of goods by railways
    • the provision of incidental services. 

In addition, section 169(1) requires the Agency to establish a list of persons who agree to act as arbitrators in final offer arbitrations. The list must indicate if a person has declared having relevant expertise for final offer arbitrations, and the nature of that expertise.

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List of arbitrators for matters under sections 36.2 and 161
Name/Address Biography

Peter G. Cathcart Q.C.
Peter G. Cathcart Q.C.
181 Bay Street, Suite 4400
Toronto, ON
M5J 2T3
Tel: 416-865-8473
Email: pcathcart@lawpgc.com

Murray Clemens, Q.C.
Nathanson Schachter & Thompson LLP
750-900 Howe St.
Vancouver, BC
V6Z 2M4
Tel: 604 662-8840
Fax: 604-684-1598
Email: mclemens@nst.bc.ca
Web: www.nst.bc.ca
 
Michael Erdle, LL.B.
Practical Resolutions Inc.
400 - 150 York Street
Toronto, ON
M5H 3S5
Tel: 416-941-8258
Fax: 416-907-3435
Email: michael.erdle@practicalresolutions.ca
Web: www.practicalresolutions.ca
 
Hon. Konrad von Finckenstein, Q.C.
JAMS ADR Services ULC
77 King St West, Suite 2020
Toronto, ON
M5K 1A1
Tel: 416-861-1084
Fax: 416-861-2465
Email: kvonfinckenstein@jamsadr.com
Web: www.jamsadr.com
 

Claude Freeman LL.M. (ADR), C. Med., C. Arb

4936 Yonge St., Suite 254
Toronto, ON
M2N 6S3
Tel: 416-432-9300

925 Boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Suite 134
Montréal, QC
H3A 0A5

Tel: 514-292-3755
Fax: 1-866-763-6377

Email: cfreeman@idirect.com

Web: www.cfreeman.ca

 

Hon. Benjamin J. Greenberg, Q.C., C. ARB.
Counsel
Dunton Rainville, LLP
Stock Exchange Tower, 43rd Floor
800 Victoria Square, P.O. Box 303
Montréal, QC
H4Z 1 H1
Tel: 514-866-6743
Fax: 514-866-8854
Email: bgreenberg@duntonrainville.com
Web: www.duntonrainville.com

 
Robert D. Holmes Q.C.
Holmes & King
1111 West Georgia Street, Suite 1300
Vancouver, BC
V6E 4M3
Tel: 604-681-1310
Fax: 604-681-1307
Email: rdholmes@hbvanlaw.com
Web: www.holmesandking.com
 
William Horton, CArb, FCIArb
William G. Horton Professional Corporation
420 - 120 Adelaide Street West
Richmond Adelaide Centre, PO Box 43
Toronto, ON
M5H 3L5
Tel: 416-504-4666
Fax: 416-504-7257
Email: wgh@wgharb.com
Web: www.wghlaw.com/wp/
 
Marvin Huberman LL.B., LL.M.
Marvin J. Huberman, Barrister, Mediator, Arbitrator
20 Dundas Street W., Suite 1100
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G8
Tel: 416-646-1372
Fax: 416-946-1961
Email: mhuberman@marvinhuberman.com
Web: www.marvinhuberman.com
 
David Phillip Jones, Q.C., C. Arb.
de Villars Jones
300 Noble Building
8540-109 Street N.W.
Edmonton, AB
T6G 1E6
Tel: 780-433-9000
Fax: 780-433-9780
Email: dpjones@sagecounsel.com
 
Kathleen J. Kelly
B. Comm. (Transportation); LL.M. ADR
Kelly International Settlement Services Inc.
278 Berkeley Street
Toronto, ON
M5A 2X5
Tel: 416-365-1528
Email: kellyadr@rogers.com
Web: www.adrweb.ca/kathleen-kelly
 
D. Barry Kirkham, Q.C.
Owen Bird Law Corporation
2900 - 595 Burrard Street
P.O. Box 49130
Vancouver, BC
V7X 1J5
Tel: 604-691-7532
Email: dbk@owenbird.com
Web: www.owenbird.com

 

Peter J. MacKeigan, Q.C., C.Med., C.Arb.
MacKeigan and Associates Ltd
Unit 3, Suite 437
644 Portland Street
Dartmouth, NS
B2W 6C4
Tel: 902-434-0458
Fax: 902-484-6624
Email: petermackeigan@eastlink.ca
Web: mackeigan.ca

Robert Masson
Me Robert MASSON, ing., C.Arb.
119 - 300, rue du Saint-Sacrement
Montreal, QC
H2Y 1X4
Tel: 514-286-9100
Fax: 514-286-9453
Email: RMasson@robertmasson.ca
Web: www.robertmasson.ca
 
Dan McDonald, Q.C., FCIArb.
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
525 - 8th Avenue SW Suite 2400
Calgary, AB
T2P 1G1
Tel: 403-260-5724
Fax: 403-260-0332
Email: dmcdonald@bdplaw.com
Web: www.bdplaw.com 

J.J. McIntyre
MW Law Offices
1501 - 543 Granville St.
Vancouver, BC
V6C 1X8
Tel: 604-605-4302
Fax: 604-605-4301
Email: jjmcintyre.arbitrator@gmail.com
Email: jjmcintyre@telus.net

 
Murray L. Smith, B.Sc., LLB, LLM, FCIArb, Chartered Arbitrator
Smith Barristers
Suite 105 — 1008 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V6E1T7
Tel: 604-689-4438
Email: msmith@smithbarristers.com
Web: www.smithbarristers.com

 

Allan J. Stitt, C.Arb.
ADR Chambers
180 Duncan Mill Road
Toronto, ON
M3B 1Z6
Tel: 416-362-8555
Fax: 416-362-8825
Email: allan@adr.ca
Web: www.adrchambers.ca
 
Francois Tougas, LL.B.
McMillan LLP
Lawyers | Patent & Trade-mark Agents
Royal Centre, 1055 W. Georgia Street, Suite 1500
PO Box 11117
Vancouver, BC
V7G 1P3
Tel. : 604-691-7425
Tel. : 604-786-8473
Fax : 604-893-2359
Email : francois.tougas@mcmillan.ca
Web: www.mcmillan.ca
 
Nick Tywoniuk, C.Arb., C.Med.
Atymes Management Ltd.
131 Weaver Drive NW
Edmonton, AB
T6M 2J3
Tel: 780-487-8410
Email: ntywon@atymes.ca
 
Anne M. Wallace, Q.C., LL.B., C.Arb., C.Med.
Anne Wallace Legal Professional Corporation
PO Box 22114 RPO Wildwood
Saskatoon, SK
S7H 5P1
Tel: 306-373-0273
Fax: 306-373-0672
Email: anne.wallace@sasktel.net
Web: www.adrweb.ca/anne-wallace
 
Pat Withers
Cornerstone Management
7620 Elbow Drive, Suite 544
Calgary, AB
T2V 1K2
Tel: 403-255-2552
Fax: 403-255-4466
Email: pwithers.cornerstone@shaw.ca
Web: www.aaoc.ca/withersp.asp
 
Kent Woodruff, C. Arb., C.Med., LL.B.
Kent Woodruff Commercial Dispute Resolution
1441 Mount Dufferin Drive
Kamloops, BC
V2E 1A1
Tel: 250-374-1594
Fax: 250-374-1594
Email: kentlynn@telus.net
 

Level of service arbitration

Section 169.42 requires the Agency to establish a list of persons who agree to act as arbitrators in arbitrations on rail level of service.

The following is a list of persons, including members and staff of the Agency, which the Agency has determined are qualified to arbitrate matters under section 169.31.

The Agency has the discretion to add names of additional persons from its other arbitrator rosters at any time where conditions warrant expanding the list.

List of arbitrators for matters under section 169.31

Elizabeth C. Barker
Vice-Chair and Member
Canadian Transportation Agency 

Gerry Nera
Director, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Canadian Transportation Agency

Valérie Lagacé
General Counsel
Canadian Transportation Agency

Inge Green
Senior Counsel
Canadian Transportation Agency

John Dodsworth
Senior Counsel
Canadian Transportation Agency

Simon-Pierre Lessard
Counsel
Canadian Transportation Agency

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