Richard Brabander


Richard Brabander

Richard Brabander is a full time member of the Canada Industrial Relations Board serving as an employer representative.

His broad professional experience in labour matters and administrative law includes extensive involvement in a wide range of labour relations, human rights, employment and pay equity, and privacy and policy issues as they relate to federally-regulated employers. He practiced with Heenan Blaikie from 1997 to 2011, and as a partner of the firm, his advice was sought on a variety of issues, particularly on industrial relations and pay equity matters. Prior to that, Mr. Brabander had established and led a labour, employment and human rights group within the corporate law department of Bell Canada.

Mr. Brabander studied both Arts and Law at the University of New Brunswick. Throughout his career, he has participated actively in Canadian Bar Association and other conferences on labour law and related subjects, as a speaker, panel chair or conference chair, and he has also served for more than 20 years as an invited judge at the annual Laskin Moot national law schools competition in constitutional and administrative law.

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