YEAR OF CALL: 2005

2006 B.C.L., Oxford University

2004 LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

2001 B.A. Honours, Political Studies, Queen’s University

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers
  • International Lawyers Assisting Workers Network
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • Hellenic Canadian Lawyers’ Association

Andrew works to advance the law in areas that will benefit workers and vulnerable groups. He represents unions in the federal public sector and elsewhere and has extensive experience in judicial review and appellate litigation. Andrew has been involved in leading cases on the duty to accommodate family status, essential services, public service pension litigation, and the collective rights of workers under the Charter. Andrew also represented current and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces in a historic class action regarding sexual misconduct in the military, which resulted in a $900 million settlement. He has appeared before labour arbitrators, administrative tribunals, and all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Andrew is a part-time professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, where he teaches an advanced labour law seminar. He is regularly invited to speak at conferences on a range of legal issues. Andrew previously served as a law clerk for the Honourable Justice John Evans at the Federal Court of Appeal.

NOTABLE CASES

  • Fraser v Canada (Attorney General), 2020 SCC 28 [represented intervener in landmark adverse impact discrimination case under section 15 of the Charter]
  • Heyder v Canada (Attorney General), 2019 FC 1477 [settlement for current and former members of Canadian Armed Forces and employees of the Department of National Defence who experienced gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual assault]
  • McIlvenna v Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank), 2019 FC 1610 [ruling setting aside Canadian Human Rights Commission decision and directing the Commission to refer the complaint to the Tribunal]
  • Public Service Alliance of Canada v Treasury Board (Department of Citizenship and Immigration), 2018 FPSLREB 74 [the employer breached the collective agreement by failing to establish a “voluntary program” when it relocated the Vegreville immigration case processing centre to Edmonton]
  • Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v Saskatchewan, 2015 SCC 4 [represented intervener in ruling recognizing a constitutional right to strike under section 2(d) of the Charter]
  • Mounted Police Association of Ontario v Attorney General of Canada, 2015 SCC 1 [represented intervener in appeal recognizing that section 2(d) of the Charter requires independence and choice in selecting worker associations]
  • Canada (Attorney General) v Johnstone, 2014 FCA 110; Fiona Ann Johnstone v Canada Border Service Agency, 2010 CHRT 20 [ruling confirming requirement that employers accommodate the family obligations of their employees]
  • Telecommunications Employees Association of Manitoba Inc v Manitoba Telecom Services Inc, 2014 SCC 11 [ruling that $43 million surplus that existed when Manitoba Telecom Services was privatized belonged to workers]
  • Public Service Alliance of Canada v Statistical Survey Operations, 2014 PSLRB 83 [preliminary decision that ultimately led to $45 million pay equity settlement for interviewers and senior interviewers at SSO]
  • Public Service Alliance of Canada v. Canada Post Corporation, 2011 SCC 57 [$150 million pay equity ruling reinstating decision of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal]

 

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