Biography - William D. McFetridge

Biography - William D. McFetridge

Mr. McFetridge has practiced law in Alberta for over 30 years specializing in labour and employment law. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and since 1983 has chaired arbitration boards dealing with grievances and collective bargaining disputes in the public and private sectors. He is currently included on the agreed arbitrator roster in a number of Collective Bargaining Agreements.

In 2010 he was appointed to the Alberta Human Rights Commission and continues to serve as a part time Tribunal Chair. In 2012 he was appointed to hear human rights complaints by the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories.

He also adjudicates unjust dismissal complaints under Part III of the Canada Labour Code. Since 2008 he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the publication The Best Lawyers in Canada in the speciality of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

He has been a guest lecturer/arbitrator in both the Faculties of Law and Business at the University of Calgary, and for a number of years, was a team leader in the Trial Advocacy Program in the Faculty of Law. He taught in the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society arbitrator training program and is a frequent speaker on employment law, labour and human rights issues.

He is active in the community and served as Chairman of the Alberta - NWT - Nunavut Division of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (C.N.I.B.) and was a Board member for over 30 years. He volunteers at the Cochrane and Area Humane Society, runs regularly and is a former marathoner.

Modified: 2016-02-09
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