Rebecca Kantwerg

Associate
604.602.7982
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Rebecca’s assistant is Kelly Robinson, 604-602-7995

 

Areas of Practice

Labour Law – Representing unions in labour relations matters, including arbitrations and Board applications.
Human rights law – particularly discrimination in the employment context.

 

Profile/Biography

Rebecca joined the firm as an associate in 2018, after articling and working in-house for a large union in British Columbia. Rebecca has represented clients at numerous mediations, and has appeared before labour arbitrators, the BC Labour Relations Board, and the Federal Court of Appeal. She has also drafted submissions to the Supreme Court of Canada in response to an application for leave to appeal.

During law school, Rebecca completed the co-operative education program, where she spent a semester working for a union in BC, and another semester working on housing and tenancy law issues for a non-profit in the Lower Mainland. She also spent a semester studying international law, including international labour law, in the Netherlands. She competed in the Wilson Moot, which focuses on s. 7 and s. 15 of the Charter, where her team placed third for best factum. Rebecca also participated in the Environmental Law Clinic. While there, she wrote a submission to the Legislative Committee reviewing BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act that advocated for legislative reform to ensure better access to information, and worked on a freedom of information complaint to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner that resulted in an order that the government disclose information about water pollution, and a finding that such information must be disclosed proactively. Rebecca’s volunteer work with Pro Bono Students Canada found her writing a guide to human rights for employees in B.C. Her major paper focused on privacy and employment contracts. Rebecca was honoured to receive the Law Foundation of British Columbia Public Interest Award in her final year of law school.

Rebecca is passionate about fighting for workers rights. She has a particular interest in the Charter, human rights, and privacy issues.

 

Education

Juris Doctor, University of Victoria, 2016
Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia, 2012

 

Credentials

Called to the BC Bar, 2017