Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

October 05, 2009 15:40 ET

Appointment to the Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2009) - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Labour, today announced the appointment of Mr. Robert A. Beccarea as a part-time member of the Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal.

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Beccarea," said Minister Ambrose. "The Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal will benefit from his knowledge and expertise in the fields of labour relations and law."

Mr. Beccarea has over 27 years of experience in private law practice. Through the course of his career, Mr. Beccarea has held many positions in the fields of law and community leadership, including elected Councillor, Ward 2, Corporation of the City of London; Chairperson of the Employment Insurance Boards of Referees (Brantford, Ontario region); and adjudicator, arbitrator and mediator.

Mr. Beccarea has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario and was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1972. In addition, he has received advanced certification in mediation and negotiation from the Conflict Consensus Institute.

Mr. Beccarea also actively demonstrates his professional and community contributions in his roles as faculty member in the areas of family law and civil procedures for the Bar Admission course in London on behalf of the Law Society of Upper Canada; supervisor of law students; Associate Editor of Family Law Reports; as well as board member, lecturer and guest speaker for various educational institutions.

The Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal is an independent quasi-judicial tribunal created in 1995 under the Status of the Artist Act. The mandate of the Tribunal is to contribute to Canada's cultural community by encouraging constructive professional relations between artists, as independent entrepreneurs, and producers in the federal jurisdiction.

For more information on the Tribunal, please visit www.capprt-tcrpap.ic.gc.ca/.

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Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Ambrose
    819-953-5646
    or
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    Media Relations Office
    819-994-5559