Donald R. Munroe, Q.C. joins Heenan Blaikie's Vancouver and Victoria Offices

    MONTREAL, Jan. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The law firm Heenan Blaikie is pleased
to announce that Donald R. Munroe, Q.C has joined its Vancouver and Victoria
offices as counsel.
    Don began his legal career as a litigator in civil, criminal and
administrative law matters. More recently, he has become widely known as one
of Canada's most respected arbitrators and mediators in labour relations
matters, as well as in a broad range of commercial, employment, human rights,
securities, commodity-pricing and other civil disputes. Over the years, he has
also advised governments on a range of public policy issues.
    Don served as chair of the BC Labour Relations Board in 1978-81, then as
a visiting professor of law from 1982-85 at the University of Victoria,
teaching constitutional and labour law. He has since acted as arbitrator and
mediator in hundreds of cases, including appointments by successive provincial
and federal governments to assist in the resolution of complex disputes
affecting the public interest. Don was appointed by the BC government in 2004
as the Mediation-Arbitration Commissioner under the Coastal Forest Industry
Dispute Settlement Act, and by the federal government in 1993 as a
Conciliation Commissioner in the violent Giant Mine dispute in Yellowknife.
    As counsel to Heenan Blaikie, Don will be assisting both public and
private bodies, helping them address legal, policy and industry challenges.
Don will also continue to arbitrate and mediate commercial disputes, in
addition to advising clients on constitutional, environmental, aboriginal and
civil files generally.

    Since its inception, Heenan Blaikie has grown progressively to more than
440 lawyers in its nine offices across Canada, in Vancouver, Montréal,
Toronto, Québec, Calgary, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Ottawa and Victoria. The
firm provides sought-after expertise in business law, labour and employment
law, litigation, taxation, entertainment law and intellectual property.

For further information:

For further information: Marie Rémillard, Director, Marketing &
Communications, Heenan Blaikie, (514) 846-2297, F (514) 921-1297,

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