Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

Canada Industrial Relations Board

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Minister Responsible

Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

Appointment Provisions

Canada Labour Code
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/L-2/index.html

The Board is composed of:
  • a Chairperson, to hold office on a full-time basis;
  • two or more Vice-Chairpersons, to hold office on a full-time basis, and any other Vice-Chairpersons, to hold office on a part-time basis, that the Governor in Council considers necessary to discharge the responsibilities of the Board;
  • not more than six other members, of which not more than three represent employees, and of which not more than three represent employers, to hold office on a full-time basis;
  • any other part-time members, representing, in equal numbers, employees and employers, that the Governor in Council considers necessary to discharge the responsibilities of the Board; and
  • any other part-time members that the Governor in Council considers necessary to assist the Board in carrying out its functions under Part II of the Canada Labour Code.
The Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons of the Board are to be appointed by the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister, to hold office during good behaviour for terms not exceeding five years each, subject to removal by the GIC at any time for cause.

The members appointed to represent employees and employers are to be appointed by the GIC on the recommendation of the Minister after consultation by the Minister with the organizations representative of employees or employers that the Minister considers appropriate, to hold office during good behaviour for terms not exceeding three years each, subject to removal by the Governor in Council at any time for cause.

The members appointed to assist the Board in carrying its functions under Part II are to be appointed by the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister, to hold office during good behaviour for terms not exceeding three years each, subject to removal by the Governor in Council at any time for cause.

A member of the Board is eligible for reappointment on the expiration of any term of office in the same or another capacity.

Where a member of the Board ceases to be a member of the Board for any reason other than removal, the member may, at the request of the Chairperson, carry out and complete any duties or responsibilities that the member would otherwise have had if the member had not ceased to be a member, in connection with any matter that came before the Board while the member was still a member of the Board and in respect of which there was any proceeding in which the member participated as a member.

The members of the Board must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The full-time members of the Board must reside in the National Capital Region or within the distance from the National Capital Region that is determined by the Governor in Council.

The full-time members of the Board must not hold any other employment or office in respect of which they receive any remuneration.

The Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons must have experience and expertise in industrial relations.

If the Chairperson of the Board is absent or unable to act or the office of Chairperson is vacant, a Vice-Chairperson designated by the Minister acts as Chairperson for the time being, and a Vice-Chairperson so designated has and may exercise all the powers and perform all the duties and functions of the Chairperson.

Consultation

The Canada Labour Code specifies that the members of the Board representing employees and employers are to be appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister after consultation by the Minister with the organizations representative of employees or employers that the Minister considers appropriate.

Quorum

Five persons, namely the Chairperson, two Vice-Chairpersons and two other members representing, respectively, employees and employers, constitute a quorum.

Remuneration

Part-Time Vice-Chairperson

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($875 - $1,025)

Part-Time Member (Employees)

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($625 - $730)
  • Former members carrying out and completing any duties or responsibilities shall receive a per diem rate within the range ($450 - $530).

Part-Time Member (Employers)

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($625 - $730)
  • Former members carrying out and completing any duties or responsibilities shall receive a per diem rate within the range ($450 - $530).

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson
Brazeau, Ginette Céline
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-12-28
2019-12-27
Full-time Vice-Chairperson
Berthiaume, Annie
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-01-26
2020-01-25
Fecteau, Louise
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2011-12-01
2020-11-30
Smith, Allison
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-01-05
2020-01-04
Part-time Vice-Chairperson
Love, Paul E.
Campbell River, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2017-12-01
2020-11-30
Poirier, Lynne José
Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia
During Good Behaviour
2017-11-29
2020-11-28
Member (Employees)
Addario, Lisa Clare
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-19
2018-06-18
Ménard, Gaétan
Lochaber Ouest, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-12-14
2020-12-13
1 Vacant Position
Future Appointment: Thimineur, Daniel (2018-01-29)
Member (Employers)
Brabander, Richard Georg Rolf
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-12-21
2020-12-21
Brady, Thomas Erskine Frank
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-05-29
2018-05-28
Lecavalier, André
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2006-12-18
2018-12-17
Part-time Member (Employees)
Moist, Paul Raymond
Winnipeg, Manitoba
During Good Behaviour
2016-12-21
2020-12-20
Part-time Member (Employers)
Mittleman, Barbara Leah
Calgary, Alberta
During Good Behaviour
2016-12-21
2020-12-20
Total vacancies: 1

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

Appointment Provisions

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-13/index.html

A President appointed by GIC after consultation with the Council, to hold office during good behaviour, for a term not exceeding five years; eligible for reappointment; may be removed by the GIC for cause.

A Council of Governors is comprised of:
  • a Chairman, appointed by GIC during good behaviour for a term not exceeding five years, removable for cause, eligible for reappointment for a second term. After having served two consecutive terms as Chairman, a Chairman is eligible to be re-appointed to the Council but not during the twelve months following the completion of a second term as Chairman;
  • thirteen other governors, one to be nominated by the Lieutenant Governor in Council of each of the ten provinces, one to be nominated by the Commissioner of Yukon, one to be nominated by the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories and one to be nominated by the Commissioner of Nunavut;
  • four other governors to be appointed after consultation with any organizations representative of workers that the Governor in Council considers appropriate; and
  • four other governors to be appointed after consultation with any organizations representative of employers that the Governor in Council considers appropriate.
Each of the governors, other than the Chairman, shall be appointed to hold office during pleasure for such term not exceeding four years as will ensure as far as possible the expiration in any one year of the terms of appointment of fewer than half of the governors so appointed.

NOTE: A person who has served two consecutive terms as a governor appointed under the Act is not, during the twelve months following the completion of a second term, eligible to be reappointed to the Council except as Chairman.

Where the person appointed President is a governor, the person ceases to be a governor on assuming the office of President.

The Council may authorize one of the governors to act as Chairman if the Chairman is absent or incapacitated or the office of Chairman is vacant, but no person so authorized may act as Chairman for a period exceeding ninety days without the approval of the GIC.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of a governor other than the Chairman, the Council may, on such terms and conditions as it may prescribe and after such consultation as is appropriate in the circumstances, appoint a temporary substitute governor, but no temporary substitute governor may serve for a period exceeding ninety days without the approval of the GIC.

The Council may authorize an officer of the Centre to act as President if the President is absent or incapacitated or the office of President is vacant, but no person so authorized may act as President for a period exceeding sixty days without the approval of the GIC.

Consultation

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Act specifies that the President of the Centre shall be appointed by the Governor in Council after consultation with the Council, and that
  • four governors are to be appointed after consultation with any organizations representative of workers that the GiC considers appropriate; and
  • four governors are to be appointed after consultation with any organizations representative of employers that the GiC considers appropriate.

Quorum

Majority of Governors.

Remuneration

Chairman

Governor (Nominee Of Provinces and Territories)

Governor (Nominee From Labour Organizations)

Governor (Nominee From Employer Associations)

  • The Chairman and the other governors shall not be paid a salary but may be paid:
    • such allowance for each day spent in connection with the work of the Centre;
    • such allowance for the performance, with the approval of the Council, of any duties over and above their ordinary duties, and
    • such travel and living expenses while absent from their ordinary place of residence in connection with the work of the Centre.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
President
1 Vacant Position
Chairman
Robertson, Gary Kevin
Ottawa, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2016-12-21
2022-12-20
Nominees of Provinces and Territories
Alexander, Trevor
West Kelowna, British Columbia
During Pleasure
2017-04-05
2021-04-04
Dauphinee, Shelly Lin
Saint John, New Brunswick
During Pleasure
2017-04-05
2021-04-04
Dennis, Sophie
Hamilton, Ontario
During Pleasure
2017-12-14
2020-12-13
Gallant, Luanne Marita
York, Prince Edward Island
During Pleasure
2017-12-14
2021-12-13
Galway, Leslie Elizabeth
Goulds, Newfoundland and Labrador
During Pleasure
2014-01-30
2018-01-29
Germain, Phillip
Regina, Saskatchewan
During Pleasure
2014-03-06
2018-03-05
Grundy, David Edward
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
During Pleasure
2017-04-05
2021-04-04
Hall, James William
Winnipeg, Manitoba
During Pleasure
2017-12-14
2021-12-13
Henney, Kimberley
Whitehorse, Yukon
During Pleasure
2014-06-13
2018-06-12
Nairne, Ross William
Edmonton, Alberta
During Pleasure
2015-04-30
2019-04-29
Rowan, Shelley Anne
Halifax, Nova Scotia
During Pleasure
2017-12-14
2020-12-13
2 Vacant Positions
Nominees from Labour Organizations
Peel, Tara Kathleen
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2017-12-14
2021-12-13
Sairanen, Sari Hannele
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure
2017-12-14
2020-12-13
St-Jean, Denis
Gatineau, Quebec
During Pleasure
2017-12-14
2020-12-13
Winters, Troy William
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2015-04-30
2018-04-29
Nominees of Employer Associations
Future Appointment: Bajzath, Joseph Stephen (2018-04-30)
Beckett, John
New Westminster, British Columbia
During Pleasure
2011-09-29
2019-05-28
Future Appointment: Bradley, Chad Catherine (2018-02-05)
Mankovitz, Nina
Kingston, Ontario
During Pleasure
2017-12-14
2021-12-13
Nalyzyty, Andrea Olga
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure
2015-02-05
2018-02-04
Pouliot, Marcel
Calgary, Alberta
During Pleasure
2015-04-30
2018-04-29
Total vacancies: 3