Canada Labour Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. L-2)

Act current to 2015-10-27 and last amended on 2015-09-14. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Sittings
  •  (1) The chairperson of a conciliation board shall

    • (a) after consultation with the other members of the board, fix the time and place of sittings of the conciliation board;

    • (b) notify the parties to the dispute of the time and place so fixed; and

    • (c) at the conclusion of the sittings of the conciliation board, send to the Minister a detailed certified statement as to those sittings and as to the members of the conciliation board and witnesses present at each sitting.

  • Marginal note:Quorum

    (2) The chairperson and one other member of a conciliation board constitute a quorum but, in the absence of any member, the other members shall not proceed unless the absent member has been given reasonable notice of the sitting.

  • Marginal note:Substitute member

    (3) Where a person ceases to be a member of a conciliation board before the board has completed its work, another member shall be nominated and appointed in their place in accordance with section 82.

  • R.S., 1985, c. L-2, s. 85;
  • 1998, c. 26, s. 59(E);
  • 1999, c. 31, s. 162(E).
Marginal note:Proceedings prohibited

 No order shall be made, process entered or proceeding taken in any court

  • (a) to question the appointment of, or refusal to appoint, a conciliation officer or conciliation commissioner, or the establishment of, or the refusal to establish, a conciliation board; or

  • (b) to review, prohibit or restrain any proceeding of a conciliation officer, conciliation commissioner or conciliation board.

  • R.S., 1985, c. L-2, s. 86;
  • 1998, c. 26, s. 36.
Marginal note:Report and testimony not evidence

 No report of a conciliation commissioner or conciliation board, and no testimony or record of proceedings before a conciliation commissioner or conciliation board, are admissible in evidence in any court in Canada, except in the case of a prosecution for perjury.

  • 1972, c. 18, s. 1.

Division V.1Obligations Relating to Strikes and Lockouts

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Division.


« employeur »

“employer” includes an employers’ organization.

“trade union”

« syndicat »

“trade union” includes a council of trade unions.

  • 1998, c. 26, s. 37.