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Diana Juricevic appointed member of BC Human Rights Tribunal

Jurisdiction: - British Columbia

Diana Juricevic was appointed on February 16, 2012 as a member of the BC Human Rights Tribunal. Her bio states:

Before joining the BC Human Rights Tribunal, Diana Juricevic was a Legal Officer in the
Defence Support Section for the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. She was also the Associate Director of the International Relations Program at the University of Toronto. Previously, she practised international criminal law before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and she was also the Acting Director of the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto¿s Faculty of Law where she taught courses on international criminal law and human rights advocacy. In 2007, Ms. Juricevic was named by the Women's Executive Network as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada¿ and profiled in Chatelaine in 2008 as one of 80 Canadian Women to Watch. She holds her Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Laws, and her Master of Economics from the University of Toronto.

Robert Beccarea reappointed to Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal

Topics: - Appointments
Sector: - Film & TV

On October 27, 2011, the federal Minister of Labour, Lisa Raitt, announced that Robert Beccarea had been reappointed as a part-time member of the Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal(CAPPRT).

The news release, in its entirety, reads as follows:

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Minister of Labour, today announced the reappointment of Mr. Robert Beccarea as a part-time member of the Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal (CAPPRT), for a one-year term, effective immediately.

"I am pleased that Mr. Beccarea has accepted this reappointment to the CAPPRT," said Minister Raitt. "His experience, knowledge and leadership in the field of labour relations will continue to be assets to the Tribunal."  read more »

Robert C.P. Walker and Raewyn J. Brewer appointed as members of BC Employment Standards Tribunal

Jurisdiction: - British Columbia

Robert C.P. Walker and Raewyn J. Brewer were appointed as members of the BC Employment Standards Tribunal ("EST") on October 19, 2011. Their terms run to November 30, 2013.

Their biographies on the BC EST website read as follows:  read more »

Stevan Horvath appointed President of Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Federal Labour Minister, Lisa Raitt, announced today that Stevan Horvath has been  appointed full-time President of Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, effective April 11, 2011.

The release says the following about the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety:

  • The Centre, located in Hamilton, Ontario, was created in 1978 to promote the fundamental right of Canadians to a healthy and safe working environment.
  • The Centre is governed by a tripartite council representing the federal, provincial and territorial governments, employers and workers, the Centre provides Canadians with unbiased and relevant information that supports responsible decision making on health and safety issues in the workplace.

The release notes the following about Mr. Horvath:  read more »

Six members reappointed to BC Employment Standards Tribunal

Jurisdiction: - British Columbia

Six members have been reappointed to the BC Employment Standards Tribunal for terms that commence on January 15, 2011. They are:

  • Dr. Kenneth Wm. Thornicroft, until January 15, 2014;
  • Robert E.Groves, until March 31, 2014;
  • Carol-Ann Hart, until March 31, 2014;
  • David B.Stevenson, until March 31, 2014;
  • Carol L. Roberts, until March 31, 2014;
  • Shafik Bhalloo, until May 31, 2014

The order-in-council can be found here.

Norm Trerise appointed to BC Human Rights Tribunal

Jurisdiction: - British Columbia

Norm Trerise was appointed a member of the BC Human Rights Tribunal effective December 3, 2011. He was formerly a labour and employment lawyer with Fasken Martineau in Vancouver. His appointment funs for five years. The order-in-council information can be found here.

Richard Hornung re-appointed as part-time Vice-Chairperson of Canada Industrial Relations Board

Jurisdiction: - Canada/Federal

Richard Hornung has been reappointed as a part-time Vice-Chairperson of the Canada Industrial Relations Board, according to this news release issued today by the federal Minister of Labour, Lisa Raitt. 

The news release goes on to state the following about Mr. Hornung:

  • He was first appointed to the CIRB in June 2007.
  • He has extensive experience in labour law, industrial relations and alternate dispute resolution.
  • In addition to practicing and teaching law at the University of Alberta, he taught mediation at Harvard Law School's Program of Instruction for Lawyers.
  • He has served as a Vice-Chairperson of the Canada Labour Relations Board, and Chair of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board.

John McKennirey is new chair of the CIRB Client Consultation Committee

Jurisdiction: - Canada/Federal

John McKennirey has been named as the new chair of the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) Client Consultation Committee, replacing Mike McDermott. The announcement was made by Elizabeth MacPherson, Chairperson Canada Industrial Relations Board.

Mr. McKennirey is former Assistant Deputy Minister of Labour & Head of the FMCS (2003 - 2007). He also served as Executive Director of the Commission for Labour Co-operation (NAFTA Labour Commission) from 1995-1999 and was Director General of Policy and International Labour Affairs at Labour Canada from 2000 to 2003. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Public Management and Policy, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa.

Mr. McKennirey was also "instrumental in conceiving and launching" the review of the Canada Labour Code - Part III, as noted by Harry Arthurs in the Federal Labour Standards Review.     

Four Vice-Chairs re-appointed to BC Labour Relations Board

Jurisdiction: - British Columbia

Four vice-chairs were ordered re-appointed to the BC Labour Relations Board on January 25, 2010: 1) Michael Adam; 2) Ritu Mahil; 3) Bruce Wilkins; and 4) Ken Saunders.

Mr. Adam was appointed for a term ending March 2, 2010, Ms. Mahil and Mr. Wilkins for a term ending May 25, 2014 and Mr. Saunders for a term ending October 10, 2014.

You can read the Resume of Orders in Council here.

New acting Information and Privacy Commissioner appointed in British Columbia

Topics: - Appointments - Privacy
Jurisdiction: - British Columbia

Paul D.K. Fraser, Q.C. has been appointed as the acting Information and Privacy Commissioner in British Columbia. Fraser fills the post vacated by David Loukidelis, who resigned to become the Deputy Attorney General of BC. Fraser was already the BC Conflict of Interest Commssioner, a position he has held since January 1, 2008. Prior to that, he was a Fraser Milner Casgrain, LLP. You can read the BC Government's news release here.