Alec is a very strong litigator whose passion for social justice inspired him to pursue a legal career with the specific goal of fighting for working people and supporting the labour movement.
Working primarily with unions in the transit, education and construction sectors, he demonstrates skill in labour arbitrations, fighting for workers in response to allegations of professional misconduct, and in litigation before the Labour Board and the Human Rights Tribunal.
His dedication to workplace justice began at the university bargaining table, where he was a union representative for teaching assistants. After receiving a Master’s degree in philosophy from the University of British Columbia, Alec worked in construction as a rock truck operator, labourer and ironworker – an experience that gave him a deep understanding of the needs of workers and cemented his belief in the need to build and protect the collective power of workers.
Deciding to pursue law as a way to achieve collective change, Alec then obtained his JD from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he received the Sherrard Kuzz LLP Prize in Labour, Employment, and Administrative Law. While studying, Alec volunteered and worked for the Workers’ Health and Safety Legal Clinic, in addition to completing an intensive in poverty law at Parkdale Community Legal Services in the workers’ rights division.
Alec is a board member of the Worker’s Health and Safety Legal Clinic.
Decisions of Interest
- Alec assisted in successfully defending a construction union from allegations of unfair labour practices in respect to the complicated interrelationship between the provincial bargaining scheme in the industrial, commercial and institutional (“ICI”) sector of the construction industry.