Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
July 22, 2019 

Provincial Government Announces Re-Appointments to Labour Relations Board

The Provincial Government today announced three re-appointments to the Labour Relations Board. The original appointments were made through the merit-based appointment process established by the Independent Appointments Commission Act. The following individuals have been re-appointed to the Board:

  • Jacqueline Penney as a Regular Member (Employer Representative) for a two-year term;
  • Christina Rose Kennedy as a Regular Member (Employee Representative) for a two-year term; and
  • Sean Noah as a Regular Member (Employee Representative) for a two-year term.

Biographical information for the appointees is listed in the backgrounder below.

The Labour Relations Board is an independent, quasi-judicial body which contributes to and promotes harmonious labour relations in Newfoundland and Labrador by adjudicating and mediating a variety of employment and labour relations matters.

“I am pleased to announce the reappointment of Ms. Penney, Ms. Kennedy and Mr. Noah. These highly-qualified individuals will continue to bring valuable experience and expertise to the Labour Relations Board.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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Biographical Information of Appointees to Labour Relations Board

Jacqueline Penney is a lawyer serving as Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors of Marine Atlantic and her experience spans the legal, human resources, governance, and marine services fields. Ms. Penney has a law degree from Dalhousie Law School as well as a Psychology degree from Dalhousie University.

Christina Rose Kennedy is legal counsel for the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees, which represents over 30,000 public and private employees in the province. Ms. Kennedy is a representative on the province’s Labour Management Arbitration Committee; a Vice-President for Newfoundland & Labrador with the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers; a member of the Canadian Bar Association; and a practicing member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. She received a B.A. (Hons.) from Memorial University and an LL.B. from the University of New Brunswick. She is called to the Bar in both Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Sean Noah is a former President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association and Vice-President of the Canadian Teachers' Federation. He holds degrees in Arts and Education as well as a Masters' in Education from Memorial University. Mr. Noah has varied experience in collective bargaining preparation and negotiations, as well as a background in pension investment, group insurance services and human resources. At the national level he has chaired work promoting human rights in education.

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