The ADR Institute of Canada has drafted a framework for mediation-arbitration processes.
Business customers with claims against TELUS Communications must pursue their cases through arbitration rather than as part of a class action, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today in a decision that set guidelines for cases in which consumer class actions and arbitration clauses intersect.
While mediation is used to resolve real estate issues extensively in some parts of the country, such as British Columbia and Ontario, it is not as common in others, such as the Maritimes, Manitoba or Saskatchewan, according to the ADR Institute of Canada.
For a second time, an arbitrator has ruled in favour of the Ontario Nurses’ Association, ordering a major hospital group in Toronto to rescind its “vaccinate or mask policy.”
As a young lawyer in Alberta and British Columbia, Beverley McLachlin had done some commercial and construction law, and she enjoyed it; later, as a trial judge in B.C. in the early 1980s, she continued to hear these types of cases.
The judicial system, through no fault of its own, is having a difficult time responding to the volume of cases that are before it. So why aren’t more in-house departments considering arbitration as a means to resolution?