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Ronald McRobie Associé/Partner Montréal

Ronald J. McRobie

Counsel Fasken
Jurisdiction Québec, 1976
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal


Ronald J. McRobie practises labour, employment and human rights law. In addition to providing general counsel and preventive advice, Ron represents clients in litigious matters. He appears before arbitrators, the civil courts (Supreme Court of Canada, Court of Appeal, Superior Court, Court of Québec), administrative tribunals and various labour boards such as the Québec Labour Board (Tribunal administratif du travail) and the Canada Industrial Relations Board.

The negotiation of collective agreements at both provincial and federal levels is also a significant focus of Ron’s practice.

With expertise in all legal aspects of employment and labour law, executive terminations of employment and other dismissal cases, complex arbitration matters, and union certifications. He also handles matters relating to unfair labour practices, anti-scab (replacement workers) activities and successor rights issues under the Québec and federal labour codes.

Ron’s practice includes non-competition agreements, injunction and judicial review proceedings, human rights issues, and occupational health and safety matters. He has considerable experience in labour disputes, particularly in injunction proceedings regarding illegal picketing, strikes and other conflicts.


Client Work

  • Represented MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates in their successful collective bargaining with the Space Systems Engineers and Scientists Association (“SSESA”),
  • Autobus Transco’s negotiations end as a new five-year contract is signed with Transco-CSN,
  • Defending another major law firm before the Québec Labour Board, the Superior Court and the Court of Appeal,
  • Proposed, argued and won a baseball-type arbitration (final best offer) of a collective agreement renewal,
  • Represented the largest Québec employer in the soft drink/bottled water industry in the renewal of its collective agreement,
  • Represented various employers in ongoing major pay equity litigation involving the Québec Commission de l'équité salariale,
  • Resolved complex terminations of employment of chief executive officers, presidents and other senior managers of public companies,
  • Successfully argued major labour arbitration cases,
  • Successfully represented a federally regulated employer before the Canada Industrial Relations Board,

Career & Education


  • BCL McGill University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Québec Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association

Fasken Institute


Speaking Engagements

Mr. McRobie is often a speaker on subjects of current interest in labour and employment matters.


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