An elected Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Graham has been hearing cases and issuing decisions since 2007. He provides services in both English and/or French, including by way of videoconference.
Parties have named Graham to their List of Arbitrators in several collective agreements. He was directly appointed to the Ontario Minister of Labour’s List of approved grievance arbitrators as well as to the corresponding Federal List. He has issued a multitude of arbitration awards for the Canadian Railway Office of Arbitration & Dispute Resolution (CROA). Since 2016, Graham has also decided cases as a part-time Vice-Chair at the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
From 2007-2016, Graham served as a Vice-Chair at the Canada Industrial Relations Board. Prior to that appointment, Graham practised labour, employment and administrative law for two decades in the private sector.
A member of the Quebec and Ontario bars since 1987, Graham has also taught at the University of Ottawa’s Law Faculty; served as legal advisor to the Canada Labour Relations Board’s first Chair, Mr. Marc Lapointe Q.C.; presented papers at conferences; and authored two books on Canada’s federal labour relations board.
Professional Experience and Education
2019: Collective Agreements – Appointed Primary Arbitrator in Canadian Pacific Railway & Unifor, Local 101R and Arbitrator in St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation & Unifor, Locals 4212, 4320 & 4323
2018: Elected a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers; Reappointed as part time OLRB VC
2016 – present: Arbitrator/Mediator; Vice-Chair (PT) OLRB
2007-2016: Canada Industrial Relations Board, Vice-Chair
2005-2007: Hicks Morley, Counsel and Partner
1990-2005: Scott & Aylen (later BLG), Associate and Partner
1999 – Present: Wrote and updated: Clarke’s Canada Industrial Relations Board
1992-1999: Wrote and updated: Canada Labour Relations Board: An Annotated Guide
1988-1993: University of Ottawa, Part Time Professor
1988-1990: Canada Labour Relations Board, Legal Advisor to the Chair
1987-1988: Ogilvy Renault (Montreal), Associate
1987: Called to Quebec and Ontario Bars
1985: LLB, Laval University
1984: LLB, Queen’s University