The Ontario Labour Relations Board’s decision in Service Employees International Union, Local 1 Canada, Applicant v. PRP Senior Living Inc. o/a Sunrise of Aurora, 2013 CanLII 15847 has given rise to further debate about the scope of an employer’s right to free speech during a union campaign. Our colleague, William Watson, has posted an
Bill Watson was called to the Ontario Bar in 1981. Bill Watson’s practice focuses on large issue litigation and the conduct of complex negotiations, domestically and internationally, in the following fields: collective bargaining; government relations; health law; human rights; international labour standards; inquests; labour relations; occupational health and safety and privacy law. Bill served as the Canada-wide negotiator in the negotiation of the first compensation package for victims of HIV tainted blood in the 1990’s. Bill served for 5 years as a member of the Canadian Employer Delegation to the International Labour Organization including a term as the head of that Delegation and Vice-President of the Annual ILO Conference. Bill has served as a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Waterloo since 2011 and previously served as President of the University of Waterloo Alumni Association.