Canada announces appointments to Canada Industrial Relations Board 19 January

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

The Government of Canada is committed to appointing highly qualified candidates to best serve the interests of Canadians.

Today, the Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, announced the reappointments of three vice-chairs to the Canada Industrial Relations Board: Louise Fecteau, Paul Love and Lynne Poirier. All three were initially appointed following an open, transparent and merit-based selection process.

Two employer members, Richard Brabander and Barbara Mittleman, and one employee member, Paul Moist, were also reappointed to the Board following consultation with organizations representative of employees and employers. A third employer member, Elizabeth Cameron, was newly appointed following the same process.


“I am pleased to announce several reappointments to the Canada Industrial Relations Board. This group brings a collective wealth of knowledge and experience that will be an asset to the board’s decisions on today’s crucial labour relations issues.”

– Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi

Quick facts

  • The Canada Industrial Relations Board is an independent, representational, quasi-judicial tribunal responsible for the interpretation and administration of Part I (Industrial Relations) and certain provisions of Part II (Occupational Health and Safety) and Part III (Labour Standards) of the Canada Labour Code. The Canada Industrial Relations Board is also responsible for the interpretation and administration of Part II (Professional Relations) of the Status of the Artist Act and appeals under the Wage Earner Protection Program Act.

  • The Board’s expertise and composition allow it to deal effectively with the complexities of labour relations issues to determine the underlying causes of disputes and to facilitate agreement among the parties.

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