A lawyer in Ontario since 1977, Kenneth (Ken) Peel has been active since 1983 in the railway sector as counsel, advisor and advocate. After serving as General Counsel (Ontario) for a national railway company (CN) he rejoined private practice in January, 1998. Since then Ken’s advocacy & counsel has continued especially in transportation law; dispute resolution in injury, commercial and shipping cases; and railway regulatory & rights of way issues.
Ken’s work has addressed aboriginal claims & consultation issues (in relation to both railway and non-railway operations and lands), and he has also assisted clients with employment disputes, labour injunctions, inquests, or grievance dispute resolution. In addition, Ken Peel has expertise in drafting and interpreting commercial agreements in the rail sector, and in dealing with rail operators and industry representatives. Ken Peel has dealt with federal & provincial regulatory agencies in the transportation, labour and employment, health and safety, and human rights fields. He has appeared in various arbitration & mediation proceedings, and in all levels of the courts