Craig Flood practises in the area of labour law with a special expertise in the area of workplace safety and insurance. He is the Firm’s Managing Partner effective June 1, 2016 and a long-time member of the Executive Committee.
Craig represents trade unions and employees in the acquisition and preservation of bargaining rights, unfair labour practice complaints, discipline and discharge, occupational health and safety, essential services, and grievance arbitration. He has appeared before various tribunals, such as the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the Crown Employees’ Grievance Settlement Board and the College of Nurses of Ontario. He has acted as counsel in judicial review matters, including before the Supreme Court of Canada.
Craig represents workers throughout the provincial workers’ compensation system, including the Workplace Safety & Insurance Appeals Tribunal.
Craig is past Chair of the Administrative Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association and has acted as counsel to the Canadian Bar Association – Ontario before the Court of Appeal for Ontario. He is a regular commentator and writer on labour and administrative law matters, and frequently speaks on workers’ compensation, occupational health and safety, labour law and administrative law issues before a wide range of audiences. He coordinates the Koskie Minsky University Lecture in Labour Law at the University of Western Ontario and is actively involved with the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers.