John R. Wilson B.A., LL.B.

John has wide-ranging experience in dispute resolution, having successfully mediated and arbitrated commercial disputes in both English and French for two decades. He has a particular interest in insurance matters, including accident benefit disputes. In addition, he has mediated agricultural and agribusiness related matters.

Most recently, John was an arbitrator (designated bilingual) at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario for 17 years, hearing accident benefit matters under the Insurance Act. He was also a lawyer member of the Consent and Capacity Board of Ontario from 2001 to 2008 dealing with mental health and capacity issues.

John has also participated as an adjudicator in the Canada Revenue Agency’s Independent Third Party Review Programme (ITPR) arbitrating employment-related disputes.

John holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (1978) from the University of Windsor and a bilingual Bachelor of Arts (1975) from Glendon College at York University. He has been a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1980.

In addition to his professional work, John has been a director of the Lycée français de Toronto as well as a board member and vice-president of the Garderie francophone la Farandole in Toronto and is a member of many other organizations including the Canadian Bar Association, l’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario, L’Union des cultivateurs franco-ontariens, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and la Société des éleveurs des chevaux canadiens.