Barbara B. Johnston, Q.C. is the senior labour and employment partner in the Calgary office and the head of the Calgary Labour and Employment group. Her practice focuses on management side labour, employment, human rights, constitutional, administrative, privacy law and occupational health and safety.
Ms. Johnston has appeared before all levels of courts and administrative tribunals, including the Supreme Court of Canada, Court of Appeal of Alberta, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Alberta Labour Relations Board, Human Rights Panels, Boards of Arbitration and Federal Labour Adjudicators.
Ms. Johnston has been recognized by Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in Canada (Labour and Employment Law); Legal 500 (Labour and Employment); The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Employment Law and Workplace Human Rights); Who's Who Legal: Canada (Management Labour and Employment Lawyer); and The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada - “Canadian Litigation Lawyers to Watch”.
Ms. Johnston is currently the president of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers.
Ms. Johnston holds a Bachelor of Arts (History and Economics) degree from the University of Alberta, a Bachelor of Laws from Queen’s University and a Master of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.