Biography - Francis C. R. Price

Biography - Francis C. R. Price

Francis is a Chartered Arbitrator, and acts as independent or sole Chair on arbitrations involving labour and employment problems, commercial and business disputes, construction, health law, products liability and various other fields. He is also a mediator, assisting parties in resolving disputes involving commercial transactions, labour and employment problems, construction disputes, community relationships, sports disputes and various other fields. He has appeared in all levels of the courts of Alberta, in the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Appointments & Memberships

ADR Institute of Canada Inc. - Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb.) - 1994
Alberta Grievance Arbitration Roster, Appointed Arbitrator and Roster Committee Member
Labour Canada Arbitration Roster, Appointed Arbitrator
Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench – Civil Mediation Program – Roster Mediator
Comisión Arbitral Permanente, Arbitration Services Centre, Monterrey, México, Director
American Arbitration Association (AAA) - Commercial Arbitrator & Mediator
Alberta Government Services, Consumer Services, Arbitrator under Fair Trading Act
BC Intl. Commercial Arbitration Centre, Domestic Commercial Arbitration Panel, Member
Canada Customs and Revenue Agency - Appointed Independent Third Party Reviewer
Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society, Member, Chartered Arbitrator Review Committee
Canadian Bar Association - Member, Labour Law and Creditors’ Rights Sections


Francis’ written awards in the labour arbitration area are found in the Alberta Grievance Arbitration Awards and many are published in the Labour Arbitration Cases (Carswell).

He is the author of "Pipelines in Western Canada” (1975). In 1985, he co-authored, with his wife, Marguerite Trussler, a textbook entitled "Mortgage Actions in Alberta", dealing with foreclosure remedies in Alberta and elsewhere in Canada (Carswell). In 1996, he wrote a "Practice Guide to Conducting a Foreclosure Action" (Carswell). In 2003, he collected and published “Fundukia – the Whimsical Wit and Whimsy of Master Michael Funduk”, to honour the retirement of Master Funduk. Sales of the book have raised over $14,000 for Edmonton’s Food Bank.

He has written and presented frequent seminar and conference papers, articles and case comments, relating to labour and commercial arbitration and mediation, and foreclosure law.

Modified: 2016-02-09
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