YEAR OF CALL: Ontario Bar in 1991, Quebec Bar in 1986
1984 B.C.L., McGill University
1983 D.E.S.U. Université d’Aix-Marseilles
1982 LL.B., McGill University
1978 B.A., Queen’s University
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
- Law Society of Upper Canada
- Barreau du Québec
- Advocates’ Society
- Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers
- County of Carleton Law Association
- Association of French Speaking Jurists of Ontario
James Cameron has practiced for over twenty-five years. He’s provided sound advice, effective negotiation strategies, and able representation to clients with respect to labour relations, employment law, long term disability claims, and human rights matters.
James represents federal and provincial unions on a wide range of issues, including pay equity, pensions, classification, contract interpretation, discipline, and Charter issues such as freedom of speech and freedom of association. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada and appears regularly before the Federal Courts, the Courts of Ontario and Quebec, Labour Boards, and arbitrators, in both official languages.
He has advised many clients with respect to human rights issues, such as physical and mental challenges and the duty to accommodate, and represented them before the Canadian and Ontario Human Rights Tribunals. He has frequently appeared before the Federal Courts on judicial reviews of Tribunal decisions.
He has advised thousands of clients on their employment contracts and severance packages. He has prosecuted claims and defended many clients against allegations of harassment. He has successfully obtained long term disability coverage or settlements for clients who have had their benefits stopped by insurance companies.
James is often asked to speak at conferences on labour relations, employment law, long term disability claims issues, and human rights. He has spoken at conferences held by Lancaster House, Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education, Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers, and the Six-Minute Employment Lawyer, as well as to many support groups for people dealing with physical and mental challenges.
James has been involved with Scouting for years, and is training to become a better triathlete.