Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: Michel Prihar

In Canada, the findings of whether the agreement has been violated and the remedy therefore are separate, the latter determined by a board of arbitration. The author examines the history of functus officio in Canada, and the circumstances under which the retention of jurisdiction, and the scope thereof, has been considered valid. He concludes that a board of arbitration inherently retains jurisdiction to correct any clerical or technical errors, and to issue a correcting award if there was clearly an error in expressing the manifest intention of the tribunal. A board of labour arbitration, being staturorily bound to issue a final and binding decision, retains jurisdiction until its task is truly completed.