Gordon N. Forsyth, K.C.

Since 1984, the majority of Gordon’s practice has involved the representation of trade unions before arbitrators and Labour Relations Boards in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Gordon represents employees and trade unions before a variety of administrative tribunals, including Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunals in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador, the Labour Relations Boards of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador, the Construction Industry Panel of Nova Scotia, the Canada Industrial Relations Board and before arbitrators appointed either under a collective agreement or statute.

A number of construction trade unions in the province rely on Gordon’s representation. He has also represented trade unions in the Supreme Court and the Appeal Court of Nova Scotia, the Supreme Court and Appeal Court of Newfoundland and Labrador and before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Gordon was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2019 in the field of Labour and Employment Law.

Gordon served as Chair or Co-Chair of the Labour Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association in Nova Scotia from 1987 to 1993. He was involved in drafting the Commercial Arbitration Act of Nova Scotia, has contributed articles for the Nova Scotia Law News and has participated in a variety of seminars on labour and employment law. From 1998 to 2007, Gordon taught the Preparation of a Witness section of the Bar Admission Course for the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.

Year of Call
Nova Scotia, 1984
Newfoundland and Labrador, 1993

Law School
LL.B., Dalhousie, 1983

M.A., University of Guelph, 1982
B.Sc., Dalhousie, 1976

Labour Law
HR Law