46. The Minister notifies the parties that the Minister is referring the dispute to arbitration. Within 10 days after the notice, the parties must jointly choose the arbitrator from the list drawn up under section 77 of the Labour Code (chapter C-27). If the parties cannot agree, the Minister appoints the arbitrator from that list.
The Minister determines the arbitrators’ costs and fees, which are borne by the parties.
An arbitrator must not have any pecuniary interest in the dispute submitted to him or her or have acted as an attorney, adviser or representative of any of the parties.