Labour Arbitration in Toronto

Based on her years as an advocate, Elizabeth McIntyre, LSM, is now offering her expertise, experience, and skills to assist parties in resolving disputes through mediation and/or arbitration.


  • All aspects of labour relations
  • Health Law and the Regulation of Professionals
  • Employment Disputes including Wrongful Dismissal
  • Civil Litigation
  • Human Rights, Pay equity, and Occupational Health and Safety
  • Law Firm Administration




A fter graduating from the University of Toronto Law School in 1976, Elizabeth articled at Blake, Cassels and Graydon. Liz initially started to practice at the Ontario Nurses’ Association. She was a founding member of the all women law firm, Symes Kiteley and McIntyre which opened in 1980. Liz joined the Cavalluzzo firm in 1988 where she practiced until April 2017. In Sept 2017, she launched McIntrye Dispute Resolutions and was appointed to the Ontario Labour Relations Board as a part-time vice-chair.


As a senior member of Cavalluzzo, Shilton, McIntyre and Cornish Liz practiced civil and administrative law with particular expertise in labour and employment law, human rights, occupational health and safety and health care. She was recognized by her peers as one of the “Best lawyers in Canada” in the practice areas of labour, employment and human rights. In 2006, she was selected by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a recipient of the Law Society Medal. In 2007, she was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers and in 2013 into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Liz was honoured by LEAF as one of the 15 women lawyers who have made a difference for women and girls in Canada.

Liz, represented Mayor Hazel McCallion at the Mississauga Inquiry. In 2008, she was counsel at the inquest into the murder of nurse Lori Dupont and the suicide of Dr. Marc Daniel at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital, in Windsor, a case that has led to significant amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act regarding violence in the workplace. Liz acted as counsel to interested parties before the Grange Inquiry into deaths at the Hospital for Sick Children and the SARS Commission conducted by Justice Campbell. Liz was well known for her work representing nurses and other professionals in a wide range of settings, including arbitrations, professional discipline/regulation, medical malpractice, inquests, inquiries and criminal proceedings.

Liz appeared before all levels of the courts and administrative tribunals. She was counsel in numerous precedent-setting cases, including the well-known Orillia Soldiers case, the only Canadian appellate court decision on compensation-related disability discrimination and the duty to accommodate. Liz represented LEAF at the Supreme Court of Canada in the K.M. case dealing with the application of limitation periods to victims of sexual assault. She also argued Mt. Sinai v. Tilley, a case in which the Ontario Court of Appeal quashed a provision of the Employment Standards Act disentitling disabled workers to severance pay based on a violation of s.15 of the Charter.


Liz can be reached at:

Elizabeth McIntyre
[email protected]
If you wish to make arrangements for a mediation or
arbitration date please contact:

Terry Lee Pacquin
[email protected]