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Ralph D Farley

Senior Counsel

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 cooperation with long-standing 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 pragmatism in offering counsel to clients with the aim of finding effective and logical business solutions.

Ralph was Vice-President of the Fondation du CHUS, a Governor of the CSSS/IGUS of Sherbrooke and was President of the Wales Home and CHSLD Wales from 2011 to 2013. And in 2013, he was a member of the Office of Ombudsman for the Sherbrooke Canada Games.

Bar admission 1972

  • Science graduate, Acadia University (B.Sc)
  • Law graduate, McGill University (B.C.I.)

Contact :

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Professional activities

I have been acting as a spokesperson representing employers in collective agreement negotiations in many different sectors for over 30 years.

Social Involvement

For over 15 years I have volunteered for health organizations in Estrie, namely, as Director of the Fondation du CHUS, for which I was twice vice-president; president of the Résidence Wales, 2011-2013, a residence for 200 elderly people.

  • Access to Information
  • Collective Agreement Negotiations
  • Grievance Arbitration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Nonprofits Organizations and Charities
  • Pay Equity
  • Pensions, Benefits and Compensation
  • Staff Training
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