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Appointee Biographies

Justices of the Peace Remuneration Commission


The Honourable Warren K. Winkler, O.C., O.Ont., Q.C., B.A., LL.B, LL.M, LL.D. (Hon.), is recognized as one of Canada's leading mediators, having mediated, both as a judge and as counsel, some of the country's most significant and complex labour, corporate, and class action disputes. Mr. Winkler has been a Mediator and Arbitrator at Arbitration Place since 2014, and has assisted a variety of public and private parties in the resolution of their disputes through arbitration and mediation. Prior to becoming a full-time Alternative Dispute Resolution practitioner, Mr. Winkler served as Chief Justice of Ontario and President of the Court of Appeal from 2007 until his retirement in 2013. From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Winkler sat as a trial judge on the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, serving as Regional Senior Justice for the Toronto Region for several years. During his tenure on the bench, Mr. Winkler was also Vice-Chair of the Canadian Judicial Council.


Richard P. Stephenson is Partner and litigation counsel at Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP. He is a member of the Advocate Society and the Ontario Bar Association. Mr. Stephenson holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto.


Carolyn Kay is a Lawyer and Partner at Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP where she practices in labour and employment law. Her legal practice includes pay equity and compensation principles. Ms. Kay is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association, and she holds a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from York University.