Daniel Wilband

Dan protects and advances his client’s interests in labour and employment, administrative law and civil litigation.

Dan is an associate with Pink Larkin in its Halifax office, where his practice focuses on labour and employment law, administrative and constitutional law, human rights, and civil litigation. He joined Pink Larkin in 2017 after serving as a law clerk for the judges of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Dan has helped a wide range of individuals, trade unions and professional associations secure the rights and protections they and their members deserve. He has appeared before the Nova Scotia courts on judicial review, administrative and civil matters, as well as before labour arbitrators (grievance and interest arbitration) and various administrative tribunals including the Nova Scotia Labour Board, the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board, and provincial Information and Privacy Commissioners.

He has been a speaker on various labour and employment issues, such as cannabis in the workplace, as well as on constitutional and administrative law issues.

Dan completed his law degree in the bilingual program at McGill University. Throughout law school, Dan was a regular volunteer at a Montreal legal clinic where he provided services in the areas of tenancy and poverty law. Upon graduation, he won the McGill Faculty of Law’s Wainwright Essay Prize for his research on labour injunctions.

As Atlantic Director of the Canadian Intern Association, Dan is engaged in the broader pursuit of workplace justice and the advancement of vulnerable workers’ interests. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers and the Canadian Bar Association.

An avid music fan, Dan plays the guitar and banjo. He takes every opportunity to explore beautiful Nova Scotia and to spend time with his wife and two small children.

Notable recent cases

U.F.C.W., Local 864 v. Paladin Security Group Ltd., 2018 NSLB 133 (N.S. Labour Board)

Jean v. I.B.E.W., Local 625, 2018 NSLB 125 (N.S. Labour Board)

N.S. Dept. of Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal v. C.U.P.E., Local 1867, 2018 CanLII 76057 (N.S. Interest Arbitration)

Year of Call
Nova Scotia, 2017
Ontario, 2016

Law School
LL.B./B.C.L., McGill University, 2015

M.A. in Classics, Dalhousie University, 2007
B.A. in Philosophy, St. Thomas University, 2004

Labour Law
Human Rights