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ISBN: 9781552214541-03

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Weber, the Common Law, and Industrial Self-Government

From: One Law for All?


Challenge to the view that Weber requires arbitrators to enforce the common law, and argument in favour of the view that Weber attempted to restore arbitration to its original role as the judicial branch of industrial self-government.



Elizabeth Shilton

Elizabeth Shilton is a Senior Fellow with the Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace at Queen’s, and a McMurtry Visiting Clinical Fellow at Osgoode Hall Law School. She holds a doctorate in law from the University of Toronto, as well as law degrees from Dalhousie (Schulich) and Harvard. She was a founding partner of Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre & Cornish LLP, a Toronto-based law firm specializing in union-side labour law. She has taught labour, employment, collective bargaining law and workplace human rights law as an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, Osgoode Hall (York University) and Queen’s University, and has been a Visiting Scholar at Osgoode’s Institute for Feminist Legal Studies. She also sat for a number of years as a member and Vice-Chair of Ontario’s Financial Services Tribunal/Commission. Her current research focuses on gender and work, pension reform and workplace dispute resolution. Her most recent book is Empty Promises: Why Workplace Pension Law Doesn’t Deliver Pensions (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016).