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Douglas J. Wray

Senior Partner


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Recognized as one of Canada’s foremost labour lawyers, Doug has been an exceptional legal advisor and advocate of trade unions and related organizations for over 40 years. He brings experience and insight to each matter and provides thorough representation to every client. 

In addition to frequent appearances before Labour Boards and Arbitrators, Doug has argued many significant cases before the Superior Court of Ontario, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

An important part of Doug’s practice involves construction industry labour relations issues, including jurisdictional disputes and sector cases.

Working with organizations in a number of different sectors and industries, Doug represents his clients’ interests in negotiation, arbitration, labour Board proceedings and court as well as assists them in reaching collective bargaining agreements and resolving important workplace issues.  

Doug is consistently recognized for his labour law expertise by such legal publications as Global Law Experts, Best Lawyers, and Lexpert/American Lawyer. 


Awards & Recognition

  • Employment and Labour Lawyer of the Year 2016 - Canada, as chosen by Lawyer Monthly
  • Labour Lawyer of the Year in Canada for 2011 as selected by Global Law Experts
  • Fellow, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2014, Labour and Employment Law, as selected by Best Lawyers, Inc.
  • Chosen as One of the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, 2014 by Lexpert/American Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2020, Labour and Employment Law, as selected by Best Lawyers, Inc.



  • Call to Bar: 1978
  • LL.B., University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, 1976


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • York County Law Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers
  • The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Recent Decisions

Representative Matters Feb 05, 2018 Workplace Discrimination
Representative Matters Oct 12, 2017 OLRB Deals with Mental Illness and Causation
Representative Matters Sep 18, 2017 Arbitrator Reinstates Grievor with Full Compensation