Ian R. Mackenzie is a Canadian arbitrator, mediator and trainer. He has been adjudicating and mediating employment-related disputes for ten years. Ian has also been actively involved in training adjudicators in all aspects of conducting fair hearings.
He is a former vice-chair of the federal Public Service Labour Relations Board and of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. He is currently a part-time member of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
Adjudicators all come from somewhere and sometimes those past lives can intrude on the adjudication [Read More...]
The writing of reasons for decisions is never easy. Adjudicators must strike the right balance betwe [Read More...]
As we struggle to fix access to justice, life goes on and people start to use other means to address [Read More...]
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, [Read More...]
The Ontario election is over and municipal elections are on the horizon. The Ontario election was a [Read More...]
Yesterday was Earth Day — an opportunity to reflect on the impact of administrative justice on our e [Read More...]
The recent decision of the Supreme Court on summary hearings in the courts has sparked discussion wi [Read More...]
Access to justice should not stop at the hearing room door. Much of the current discussion of access [Read More...]
There has been a much-needed recent focus on the state of the civil litigation process in Canada. Of [Read More...]
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” wrote Shakespe [Read More...]
Like excuses for not doing homework every adjudicator has seen a variety of requests for a postponem [Read More...]
Last week the Canadian Bar Association held a summit on access to justice in Vancouver. I spoke on a [Read More...]
“The promise of arbitration is choice, and in order to fulfill that promise, choice must be delibera [Read More...]
When a party to a proceeding says that they “want their day in court”, an oral hearing is usually wh [Read More...]
The open court principle has repeatedly been confirmed by the Supreme Court as a “hallmark of a demo [Read More...]
Columns published on slaw.ca
The Law of Reasons: a guide to legal decision writing, Lexis-Nexis, forthcoming
“Non-consensual expedited processes: the intersection of fairness and expediency”, Lancaster House.