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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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The Use of Technology to Find Solutions to Delay in Grievance Arbitration

Bruce Curran, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba

Published April 19, 2018 by Technologies of Justice.

On January 27, 2018, Bruce Curran hosts a talk featuring the use of technology to find solutions to delay in grievance arbitration during the session titled Technology and Work: Justice Boom or Fissuring Bane at the Technologies of Justice Conference.

 

 

Curran asks us “What is grievance arbitration?” He brings to light the problem with delay in the arbitration process, and the use of technology as a methodology to study the problem of grievance arbitration delay. He highlights the need for faster, cheaper simpler ways to resolve workplace disputes and how the process can become corrupted because of this. He cites the legal maxim, “Justice delayed is justice denied,” pointing out that as the average number of days of grievance arbitration increases, the overall impact can be devastating for those involved. He ends his discussion by focusing on the use of grievance arbitration as a technology of justice and how we can use modern electronic and software technologies to source data for statistical analysis and research on grievance arbitration, both historically and in a more modern context.