Bernie‘s practice focuses on arbitration and labour board representation for numerous private and public sector unions both federally and provincially. Bernie also specializes in education law and represents teacher federations and their members in matters arising under collective agreements and before the Ontario College of Teachers. Bernie provides policy and strategic advice to clients, in the area of collective bargaining, and collective agreement administration. He has a special interest in and knowledge of human rights, particularly the duty to accommodate, and frequently litigates cases on behalf of workers with disabilities.


  • Call to the Ontario Bar, 1984
  • University of Toronto, LL.B., 1982


  • Leading Practitioner in Labour Law, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2014 and 2015