Chair, Recruitment Committee
Term ends: 2017
Douglas G. Ruck, Q.C., is Chair of the Nova Scotia Labour Board, formed in 2011. He has served as Vice-Chair of the Canada Industrial Relations Board, Labour Standards Tribunal, Labour Relations Board, and as a Board of Inquiry for the Human Rights Commission. He is also former Chairman of the Labour Standards Tribunal, Civil Service Employee Relations Board and Public Sector Compensation Board. Mr. Ruck holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Kings College, pursued graduate studies in Political Science at Simon Fraser University, and holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University Law School. He has completed Negotiation and Conflict Management training at Dalhousie University and mediation training at Harvard Law School. Mr. Ruck was managing partner for the private law practice of Ruck & Mitchell, and is a member of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution.
As Nova Scotia’s former Ombudsman, Mr. Ruck was instrumental in the creation of Nova Scotia’s Childrens’ Ombudsman and was founding Director of the Canadian Ombudsman Association. He is active in community life, and has served as a member of the East Preston Day Care, Black Cultural Society of Nova Scotia, Dartmouth Lakes Advisory Board and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.