Brian Mulroney is a partner of the Firm, he has acted as employer counsel both at the Ontario Labour Relations Board and in labour arbitrations. Brian has bargained a number of collective agreements, including, in 2016–17, three agreements that allowed his client to acquire a large manufacturing business previously in insolvency protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, one of Ontario’s most significant M&A transactions of 2017. Brian also has extensive civil trial, injunction and appellate experience and has appeared in proceedings under the Human Rights Code at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and its predecessor, the Board of Inquiry.
On June 30, 2017, Stelco Inc. (Stelco), formerly U.S. Steel Canada Inc., emerged from Companies’ Creditors Arrangements Act (CCAA) proceedings through the implementation of a CCAA plan. This involved the compromise of more than $2 billion of debt and the restructuring of approximately $2 billion of pension and benefit obligations.