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Amanda’s practice covers all aspects of administrative and labour law, the law relevant to the internal administration of unions and other progressive organizations, and the law of bankruptcy and insolvency as it relates to employees and unions.

Amanda focuses on providing clients with strategic advice and consultations, preparing major written submissions to administrative tribunals, to the courts and to policy makers, and on providing innovative research and legal analysis.

Amanda has particular expertise in the area of federal labour law, including detailed knowledge of the aviation industry and the labour relations issues affecting it, gained over many years of close involvement with this sector, including acting for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in the Air Canada and Aveos insolvency proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.

As the firm's Director of Research, Amanda provides legal and policy analysis and written advocacy to clients, to the firm’s lawyers and to union in house counsel, and has extensive experience in appellate law, particularly in the preparation of court materials for judicial review.

Amanda is responsible for the firm’s knowledge management systems, library and research resources, bringing to this role her longstanding interest in the application of technology to improve legal services.

Education

  • Call to the Bar, 1994
  • University of Toronto, LL.B., 1992
  • University of Toronto, M.A.
  • Related Events

    Event/May 6, 2018

    Amanda Pask Speaks at Osgoode Certificate in Human Rights Theory and Practice

    Amanda Pask is a faculty member at the Osgoode Certificate in Human Rights Theory and Practice. She will be speaking on competing rights on a panel en...
    Event/May 7, 2017

    Amanda Pask Speaks at the Osgoode Certificate in Human Rights Theory and Practice

    Amanda Pask is a faculty member for the Osgoode Certificate in Human Rights Theory and Practice.  She will be participating in two programs, deal...
    Event/Jan 29, 2009

    AMANDA PASK SPEAKS AT THE ONTARIO HEALTH COALITION HOSPITAL RESTRUCTURING STRATEGY SUMMIT

    Amanda Pask is speaking at the Ontario Health Coalition Strategy Summit on Ontario's Planned Hospital Cuts, Downsizing and Restructuring. Amanda is sp...

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    Article/13 February 2018

    Summary of Bill 148 - "Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 Brings Major Changes to Ontario's Labour and Employment Laws"

    Please note that new legislation has been introduced, which will repeal many of these reforms.  Please see the summary at this link. A summary of... Read More
    Article/12 May 2009

    Labour Issues in Bankruptcy and Insolvency

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    Article/2 March 2006

    Working Guide to the Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act

    This Guide is a version of a document initially created when the PSLRTA, 1997 first came into force, revised to show how the consequential amendments ... Read More
    Article/1 March 2006

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