Ian Johnstone

IAN B. JOHNSTONE, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M.
PARTNER
ijohnstone@johnstonecowling.com
Telephone: 416-546-2139

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ian served as a police officer with the Peel Regional Police. He holds a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice (summa cum laude) and attended the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law where he received the law school awards for both labour and employment law. He also attended the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law and completed his Master of Laws.

Ian has taught labour and employment courses at the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law and the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law. He is a regular lecturer at the Ontario Police College. Ian is a member of, and serves on several committees of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, and is a co-chair and co-founder of the OACP Police Labour Conference. He and some of the other lawyers at the firm act as counsel to police chiefs, police service boards, provincial ministries of public safety, as well as on behalf of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.

Ian also acts for private sector employers and various government agencies as employer counsel for a wide range of issues.

Practice Areas

  • Collective Agreement Negotiation and Administration
  • Prosecutions under the Police Services Act
  • Discipline and Termination of Employment
  • Union Organizing and Applications for Certification
  • Administrative Law
  • Human Rights
  • Health and Safety
  • WSIB
  • Workplace Investigations
  • Grievances and Arbitration
  • Employment Standards

Industry/Sector Experience

  • Police
  • Broader Public Sector
  • Farming
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitals
  • Construction
  • Food Companies & Restaurants