In this multi-part post, James C. Oakley, Q.C., arbitrator and member of the NAA, compares labor-management arbitration with civil litigation in Canada in light of recent civil justice reform initiatives.  Arbitrator Oakley concludes that  “Arbitration provides a simplified procedure, without excessive rules or formalities, that helps to reduce costs and save time. Most of all, arbitration belongs to the parties. Arbitrators exist to serve the parties and resolve disputes. These features are characteristic of the system advocated by recent civil justice reform initiatives in Canada.”

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