John D. R. Craig

Partner - Canada

Mathews Dinsdale

The Well, 35th Floor 8 Spadina Avenue Toronto, ON M5V 0S8

Tel: +4168628280


John Craig’s practice is focused on providing strategic advice to employers, and representing them before arbitrators, labour relations boards, human rights tribunals and the courts. He is a leading federal sector labour lawyer, and many of his clients operate nationally and internationally. Over the past 15 years, John has acted as counsel in the leading constitutional cases impacting labour law. In order to represent the interests of his clients and Canadian employers generally, John regularly attends meetings of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Bank, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour (IACML). John serves as a member of the Executive Committee of CEATAL, the hemispheric organization that represents employers within the OAS. He is an official spokesperson of CEATAL. John began his career as a law clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer and Justice Charles Gonthier of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1994. He holds masters and doctoral degrees in comparative and international labour law from the University of Oxford, has been an Assistant Professor with the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law since 1999, and is the Co-Director of Osgoode Hall Law School’s Professional LLM in Labour and Employment Law. His many publications include Privacy and Employment Law, Globalization and the Future of Labour Law, and Federal Labour Law and Practice. A recognized expert in labour, employment and human rights law, John has been ranked in leading legal directories including the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal and Chambers Canada.

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