IATSE | International Vice President & Director of Canadian Affairs

John M. Lewis was appointed as the IATSE’s Director of Canadian Affairs in 2002 and was elected to his position on the Executive Board in 2007. Previous to the IATSE, he served as Vice Chair to the Ontario Labour Relations Board. An honours graduate of St. Francis Xavier University, with a concentration in Finance, the Montreal-born Lewis is also a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School.

Early in his legal career, Lewis represented a number of trade unions and provided assistance in the negotiation of various collective agreements. He served as the General  Counsel and Business Manager for Local No. 675, Drywall, Acoustic, Lathing and Insulation Workers for approximately five years. In addition, Lewis sat as a private mediator and arbitrator when jointly requested by parties to a dispute. Lewis also practiced union-side labour law in Toronto with Jesin and Watson.