Neither the Statute of Ontario nor the Statute of British Columbia provides for a right of recourse in the case of an arbitral award.72 It is not certain that such a right can be granted by mutual agreement between the parties.73 2. Unless otherwise agreed between the parties to the arbitration and the tribunal, the parties will meet with the tribunal within two weeks of its appointment: Although some statutes require the application of an arbitration procedure in the event of a dispute governed by law. For example, the Canadian Security Intelligence Act, R.S., 1985, c.C-23, see s.8,9; Elections Canada Act, R.S., 1985, c. E-2, ss. 308, 309, 315, 317. Domestic arbitration between two or more Canadian parties is governed by a separate legislative system. In addition to the international statutes of arbitration, all provinces and territories have adopted separate laws for domestic arbitration.  These statutes vary from province to province, including on issues such as the validity of legal process contracts, the power of courts to stay legal proceedings in favour of arbitration, the consolidation of arbitration, the relationship between mediation and arbitration, and the right of appeal. Canada: The formal requirements for entering into an arbitration agreement in Canada are minimal. Arbitration agreements can be independent documents or be included as clauses in an existing contract. International arbitration legislation, which contains the UNCITRAL Model Law, generally requires that a binding arbitration agreement be signed in writing and by the parties.
The formal requirements for national arbitration agreements are found in provincial legislation, which differs from province to province. For example, while most provinces require arbitration agreements to be in writing, this is not required under Ontario`s National Arbitration Act. Canadian courts have long imposed arbitration agreements freely agreed upon by the parties. Unless it is clear that the agreement is void, ineffective or unenforceable, Canadian courts generally move towards the intent of the parties and interpret and suspend arbitration agreements widely. Are there provisions for the separation of arbitration agreements? Normally, the hearing takes place at the seat of the arbitration, although the parties may agree on something else. For example, if an arbitration agreement provides that the arbitration will take place in Toronto, Ontario, the parties could agree that the hearings will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, and that they will be considered to be held in Toronto. In this case, Ontario`s status would still govern the arbitration process, and if the parties need legal support (e.g..B. when appointing an arbitrator), they would have to go to the courts of Ontario.30 The United States shares many things with Canada, including a 5525-mile limit, the English language, and professional sports leagues. . . .