Fred has represented clients in the public and private sectors in the areas of labour, employment and transportation for the past 53 years. During that time, Fred has been appointed as counsel for some of Canada’s most notable commissions of inquiry, including the Mississauga train derailment and the Air Ontario crash in Dryden. He has also received international notoriety, and was twice appointed as Canadian representative to the International Labour Office (ILO) in Switzerland. For his contributions to the profession, Fred received a Queen’s Counsel designation in 1984.

As an arbitrator, Fred has rendered over 800 arbitration awards. He has also presided over countless more arbitrations and mediations that have settled. Fred’s experience and forthright approach to dispute resolution has resulted in long-standing relationships with the parties and counsel that have appeared before him, and he has assisted.

Fred received his degree in law from Queen’s University in 1967, following his commission as a Pilot Officer with the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1964. He was appointed Chairman of the Ontario Labour Section of the Canadian Bar Association in 1975, and was inducted as a Fellow into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2007.

Fred has served  as a director of Vintage Wings of Canada, as a Director and Chairman of the Board for Canadian Exhibition Airshows Inc., and the North American Transportation Employee Relations Association, (NATERA). He is an Honorary Snowbird with 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, Canadian Armed Forces.