Ralph D Farley
Bar Admission 1972
Science degree, Acadia University (BSc)
Law degree, McGill University (BCI)
Ralph is fluently bilingual and since the beginning of his career concentrates his practice in labour and employment law in both Montreal and Sherbrooke.
He represents national and international companies in the fields of aeronautics, manufacturing and broadcasting. He has pleaded before labour arbitrators in all Canadian provinces, before various courts and labour relations boards of several Canadian provinces.
For many years, Ralph has acted as company spokesperson for collective bargaining negotiations. In collaboration with his long-time colleagues, he has developed an expertise in labour relations and governance, notably in the area of post-secondary education.
He taught labour law at the Faculty of Management of McGill University and is a lecturer recognized by the Quebec Bar. He has given many conferences on diverse subjects related to labour and employment law.
A negotiator with an excellent reputation, Ralph is recognized for his diligence and pragmatic approach when advising clients for the purpose of finding effective and logical business solutions.
- Access to Information
- Collective Agreement Negotiation
- Grievance Arbitration and Adjudication
- Labour and Employment Law
- Labour Force Training
- Pay Equity
- Pension Plans, Benefits and Remuneration
I have been acting as a spokesperson representing employers in collective agreement negotiations in many different sectors for over 30 years.
For over 15 years I have volunteered for health organizations in Estrie, for example, as a director of the Fondation du CHUS, for which I was twice vice-president; as president of the Résidence Wales (2011-2013), a residence for 200 elderly people, and as co-president of the IGUS fund raising campaign in 2007.
Bankruptcy and Insolvency
End of controversy over section 243 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
The court of appeal ends controversy in connection with the appointment of a receiver under section 243 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
Business, Commercial and Corporate
Amendments to the Act Respecting the Legal Publicity of Enterprises - Corporate Transparency at the Heart of Priorities
Amendments to the Act Respecting the Legal Publicity of Enterprises aimed at promoting corporate transparency and the reliability of the information presented which came into force on March 17th, 2020.
Changes to Travel Restrictions for Immediate Family Members of Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a new announcement on June 8th, 2020, regarding the reunification of Canadian citizens and permanent residents as well as their immediate families.
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