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Biography - Mr. Richard Hornung

Mr. Richard I. Hornung, Q.C., has a wealth of experience in ADR, Industrial Relations and litigation. He has served as Vice-Chair of the Canada Labour Relations Board and Chair of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board. A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (B.A., LL.B.) and the London School of Economics (LL.M.), he began his career as a Professor of Law at the University of Alberta and thereafter, until his appointment to the Canada and Saskatchewan Boards, was a partner in the private practice of law. He has extensive experience in the resolution of disputes and has been involved as a negotiator, mediator or arbitrator on a national basis and across a broad labour relations and commercial spectrum.

Mr. Hornung is a contributing author of the textbook: Collective Agreement Arbitration In Canada and the author of various reports and papers including a humorous but instructive article on “The Presentation of Cases at Arbitration: Yogi Berra’s Strategic Insights” as well as a comprehensive public policy report on Construction Industry Labour Relations. He instructed at an annual course in Mediation at Harvard Law School (Program of Instruction for Lawyers), and is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators, the Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators Association and ADRIC. Recognized for his expertise, he is frequently invited as a speaker at conferences.

Recent engagements include the following:

  • Mediated a successful conclusion to Saskatchewan Teacher's dispute (2011)
  • Named Arbitrator: Canada Post/CUPW; CAW/NavCan; TELUS/TWU; CAW/DHL; Evraz/USWA
  • Mediator of new scope structure at the University of Saskatchewan
  • Chairman of the Alberta Medical Fees Dispute Arbitration Tribunal
  • Designed and implemented a process for the resolution of disputes in the RCMP's Air Services Division
  • Senior Adjudicator, Indian Residential School Claims