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Manitoba labour board appoints new chair Karine Pelletier

Manitoba labour board appoints new chair Karine Pelletier

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government has appointed a new chairperson, Karine Pelletier, and full-time vice-chairperson to the Manitoba Labour Board.

Helen Krahn is the new vice-chair, a release said.

“The Manitoba Labour Board has the important role of assisting Manitobans and employers by ensuring fair and efficient resolution of labour matters. I am pleased to welcome Karine Pelletier and Helen Krahn, both highly respected labour and administrative lawyers with adjudicative experience, to their new roles on the board. I also want to thank outgoing chair Colin Robinson for more than 20 years of service with the board and wish him well in his future endeavours,” said provincial Labour and Immigration Minister Malaya Marcelino.

Pelletier is the board’s current vice-chair and will replace Robinson whose term expired on April 30. Pelletier is a mediator and arbitrator who practices in labour, employment, human rights and administrative law, the release said.

Krahn was previously a part-time vice-chairperson previously and is an arbitrator on the Manitoba Labour Board’s list as well as a deputy chief commissioner at the Residential Tenancies Commission. 

“I am thrilled to be offered the opportunity to serve as the Manitoba Labour Board’s next chairperson. The board is well-respected in the community due in large part to individuals who have served before me. I am eager to continue to build on our successes, strengthening relationships and serving our labour and employment community,” Pelletier said.

The Manitoba Labour Board is an independent and autonomous specialist tribunal responsible for the fair and efficient administration and adjudication of responsibilities assigned to it under the Labour Relations Act, the release said. The board consist of a chairperson, vice-chairpersons and an equal number of members representing employees and employers.

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