Michel G. Picher, Pamela Picher
March 16, 2013 Proceedings Database
A panel discussion. Canadian arbitrators face media attention because much of their arbitration is under statute, versus the arbitration of private contracts in the United States. But both face the media in public service cases. The panelists relate their experiences and offer their recommendations.
Arbitrator Picher explores the the recent trend, in Canada, of the parties requesting that the arbitrator mediate their dispute. Having conducted an informal survey, he found that mediation was used over 50 percent of the time in Ontario, and at lower but nonetheless significant rates in other geographic areas.