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
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Louise Barrington, LL.B., LL.M., FCIArb, FHKIArb
Arbitration Place
333 Bay Street, Suite 900
Toronto, ON
M5H 2T4
Tel: 416-848-0203
Email: lbarrington@arbitrationplace.com
Web: www.arbitrationplace.com

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Fazal Bhimji, C. Med, C. Arb, PPL
MAIN Solution, Mediation-Arbitration-Investigation-Negotiation
6762 Ryall Crescent
Delta, BC
V4E 1M4
Tel: 604-644-7773
Email: fbhimji@dccnet.com
Web: www.main-solution.com

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John Campion, J.D., FCIArb, Emeritus Bencher, C.S.
Gardiner Roberts LLP
Bay Adelaide Centre – East Tower
22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3600
Toronto, ON
M5H 4E3
Tel: 416-865-6636
Email: jcampion@grllp.com

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J. Brian Casey, LL.M., FCIArb
Bay Street Chambers
333 Bay Street, Suite 900
Toronto, ON
M5H 2R2
Tel: 416-861-8253
Email: jbcasey@baystreetchambers.com
Web: baystreetchambers.com
Web: hcaseyarbitration.com

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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

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Murray Clemens, Q.C.
Nathanson Schachter & Thompson LLP
750-900 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC
V6Z 2M4
Tel: 604-662-8840
Fax: 604-684-1598
Email: mclemens@nst.bc.ca
Web: www.nst.bc.ca

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Hon. J. Douglas Cunningham, LL.B., LL.D. C. Arb
Arbitration Place
333 Bay Street, Suite 900
Toronto, ON
M5H 2R2
Tel: 416-848-0203
Email: dcunningham@arbitrationplace.com

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Hon. Pierre Dalphond, LL.L., M.Phil., FCIArb
Stikeman Elliott
1155 Boulevard René Lévesque West, 41st Floor
Montréal, QC
H3B 3V2
Tel: 514-397-3219
Fax: 514-397-3622
Email: pdalphond@stikeman.com
Web: www.stikeman.com

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Andrew Diamond, LL.B., M.B.A.
ADR Chambers Inc.
180 Duncan Mill Road, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON
M3B 1Z6
Tel: 416-362-8555
Fax: 416-362-8825
Email: amdiamond@adr.ca
Web: adrchambers.com

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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

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Hon. Konrad von Finckenstein, Q.C.
JAMS ADR Services ULC
77 King Street West, Suite 2020
Toronto, ON
M5K 1A1
Tel:416-861-1084
Fax: 416-861-2465
Email: kvonfinckenstein@jamsadr.com
Web: www.jamsadr.com

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Hon. L. Yves Fortier, P.C., C.C., O.Q., Q.C.
Cabinet Yves Fortier
1 Place Ville Marie, Suite 2822
Montréal, QC
H3B 4R4
Tel: 514-286-2013
Fax: 514-286-2019
Email: yves.fortier@yfortier.ca
Web: www.yfortier.ca

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Claude Freeman, LL.M. (ADR), C. Med, C. Arb
4936 Yonge Street, Suite 254
Toronto, ON
M2N 6S3
Tel: 416-432-9300

925 Boulevard de Maisonneuve West, Suite 134
Montréal, QC
H3A 0A5
Tel: 514-292-3755
Fax: 1-866-763-6377
Email: cfreeman@idirect.com

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Matthew Ghikas, LL.B., FCIArb, Q. Arb
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
550 Burrard Street, Suite 2900
Vancouver, BC
V6C 0A3
Tel: 604-631-3191
Fax: 604-632-3191
Email: mghikas@fasken.com
Web: www.fasken.com/en/matthew-ghikas

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Duncan Glaholt, J.D. CIArb
Glaholt LLP
141 Adelaide Street West, Suite 800
Toronto, ON
M5H 3L5
Tel: 416-368-8280
Fax: 416-368-3467
Email: dwg@glaholt.com www.glaholt.com

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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 1H1
Tel: 514-866-6743
Fax: 514-866-8854
Email: bgreenberg@duntonrainville.com
Web: www.duntonrainville.com

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Jeffrey A. Hand, LL.B., C. Arb, CIArb
Singleton Reynolds
925 West Georgia Street, Suite 1200
Vancouver, BC
V6C 3L2
Tel: 604-673-7410
Fax: 604-682-1283
Email: jhand@singleton.com

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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

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William Horton, C. Arb, 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/

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Marvin Huberman, LL.B., LL.M.
AMarvin J. Huberman, Barrister, Mediator, Arbitrator
20 Dundas Street West, Suite 1100
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G8
Tel: 416-646-1372
Fax: 416-946-1961
Email: mhuberman@marvinhuberman.com
Web: www.marvinhuberman.com

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Helmut K. Johannsen, LL.B., P.Eng., C. Arb, FCIArb
Arbitration Place
Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
925 West Georgia Street, Suite 1200
Vancouver, BC
V6C 3L2
Tel: 604-673-7431
Fax: 604-682-1283
Email: hjohannsen@singleton.com
Web: www.singleton.com

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David Phillip Jones, Q.C., C. Arb
de Villars Jones
300 Noble Building
8540-109 Street North-West
Edmonton, AB
T6G 1E6
Tel: 780-433-9000
Fax: 780-433-9780
Email: dpjones@sagecounsel.com

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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

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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

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Harvey Kirsh, LL.B., LL.M., C. Arb, C.S.
Kirsh Construction ADR Services Ltd.
3600 Yonge Street, Suite 431
Toronto, ON
M4N 3R8
Tel: 416-488-8887
Email: hjkirsh@gmail.com
Web: www.kirshadr.com

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Richard Krempulec, LL.B., LL.M. (ADR), Q.C.
RHK Mediation and Arbitration
180 Duncan Mill Road, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON
M3B 1Z6
Tel: 416-362-8555
Fax: 416-362-8825
Email: rkrempulec@gmail.com
Web: www.adrchambers.com/neutral/richard-h-krempulec

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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

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John Marshall, LL.B., Q.C.
John J. Marshall, Q.C., Professional Corporation
308 4th Avenue SW, Suite 707
Calgary, AB
T2B 0H7
Tel: 403-294-1701
Email: jjm@jackmarshallqc.com
Web: www.jackmarshallqc.com

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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

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Robert McBean, Q.C., C. Arb, C. Med
Parlee McLaws LLP
1700 Enbridge Centre
10175-101 Street North-West
Edmonton, AB
T5J 0H3
Tel: 780-423-8580
Fax: 780-423-2870
Email: rmcbean@parlee.com
Web: www.parlee.com/lawyers/robert-g-mcbean/

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Dan McDonald, Q.C., FCIArb
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
525 – 8th Avenue South-West, Suite 2400
Calgary, AB
T2P 1G1
Tel: 403-260-5724
Fax: 403-260-0332
Email: dmcdonald@bdplaw.com
Web: www.bdplaw.com 

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John Lorn McDougall, Q.C., LL.B., FCIArb, CIArb
John Lorn McDougall Professional Corporation
333 Bay Street, Suite 900
Toronto, ON
M5H 2R2
Tel: 647-847-4625
Fax: 416-850-5316
Email: jlmcd@arbitrationplace.com
Web: www.arbitrationplace.com

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

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Richard Moore, LL.M., C. Arb
MDR Associates Conflict Resolution Inc.
138 Flora Street
Ottawa, ON
K1R 5R5
Tel: 613-230-8671
Email: rmoore@mdrassociates.ca
Web: www.mdrassociates.ca

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Hon. Frank Newbould, LL.B, Q.C.
Arbitration Place
333 Bay Street, Suite 900
Toronto, ON
M5H 2R2
Tel: 416-304-7980
Email: fnewbould@arbitrationplace.com

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David Ngai, LL.B., C. Arb
David Ngai Consultant Services Inc.
9391 Patterson Road
Richmond, BC
V6X 1P8
Tel: 604-273-9678
Email: dscngai@hotmail.com

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Hon. Joseph R. Nuss, Q.C., Ad.E.
Woods LLP
2000 McGill College Avenue, Suite 1700
Montréal, QC
H3A 3H3
Tel: 514-982-5010
Fax: 514-284-2046
Email: jnuss@woods.qc.ca
Web: www.litigationboutique.com

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J. William Rowley, LL.B., Q.C.
Arbitration Place
333 Bay Street, Suite 900
Toronto, ON
M5H 2R2
Tel: 416-865-7008
Fax: 416-591-3815
Email: wrowley@20essexst.com
Web: www.20essexst.com

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Murray L. Smith, LL.B., LL.M., FCIArb, Chartered Arbitrator
Smith Barristers
1008 Beach Avenue, Suite 105
Vancouver, BC
V6E 1T7
Tel: 604-689-4438
Email: msmith@smithbarristers.com
Web: www.smithbarristers.com

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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

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Francois Tougas, LL.B.
McMillan LLP
Lawyers | Patent & Trade-mark Agents
Royal Centre
1055 West 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

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David Towers, CPA, CA, C. Arb
David Towers Chartered Accountant
126, 1000 Glenhaven Way
Cochrane, AB
T4C 1Y9
Tel: 403-709-0280
Email: davidtowers@shaw.ca

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Nick Tywoniuk, C. Arb, C. Med
Atymes Management Ltd.
131 Weaver Drive North-West
Edmonton, AB
T6M 2J3
Tel: 780-487-8410
Email: ntywon@atymes.ca

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Daniel Urbas, LL.B., FCIArb
Urbas Arbitral
2170 René-Lévesque West, Suite 405
Montréal, QC
H3H 2T8
Tel: 514-907-3429
Fax: 514-907-5116
Email: du@urbas.ca
Web: www.urbas.ca

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Janet Walker, J.D., D.Phil., CIArb
Arbitration Place
333 Bay Street, Suite 900
Toronto, ON
M5H 2R2
Tel: 416-848-0203
Email: janet@janet-walker.com
Web: www.janet-walker.com

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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

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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

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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

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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
Senior Counsel
Canadian Transportation Agency

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