La médiation familiale au Québec : mythes et réalité

Québec : une médiation difficile entre le syndicat CSD des employés de garage et les concessionnaires

Le président du Syndicat des employés de garages du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Georges Bouchard

« Le syndicat qui représente les 450 employés de garage en lock-out au Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean affirme que les négociations sont de nouveau dans une impasse.

Le président Georges Bouchard déplore la situation. Il affirme qu’il est toujours prêt à négocier, mais souhaite que les concessionnaires déposent de nouvelles offres.

Une dernière séance de médiation est prévue le 12 novembre. Il s’agit de la dernière des quatre ultimes rencontres qui étaient au calendrier avec le médiateur Normand Gauthier. C’est lui qui décidera maintenant si cette séance aura bel et bien lieu. » (Extrait de du 5/11/2015)

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Québec : La région de Memphrémagog a maintenant son unité de médiation citoyenne

Médiation citoyenne

« L’organisme de justice alternative de la région, Le Pont, met sur pied une quatrième unité de médiation citoyenne en Estrie. Cinq citoyens ont reçu la formation et sont maintenant prêts à répondre aux demandes de gens de la région de Memphrémagog aux prises avec des conflits. »  (Extrait de du 28/10/2015)

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Vidéo : Entretien avec Randy Lowry, President du Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine (USA) - Complete information about mediation and mediators

Vidéo de juillet 2010 en anglais à consulter sur :


As the President of Lipscomb University in Nashville and as founder and former director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Professor Randy Lowry is one of the nation’s leaders in the dispute resolution field. As a professor he provides academic leadership to Pepperdine’s extensive dispute resolution program, and is consulted regularly by other universities regarding their work in that field. He has served as a visiting professor at Vermont Law School, University of New Mexico, University of Idaho, Abilene Christian University, Hamline University (Modena, Italy), City University of Hong Kong, as well as Bond University in Australia. As a teacher he trains more than 4000 lawyers, judges, and managers in more that 25 states and several foreign countries each year. Organizations that have utilized his training include Federal Judicial Center, National Judicial Institute (Canada), Nike, Lexis-Nexis, State Farm Insurance, Chevron, and hundreds of others. He is co-author of three books in dispute resolution. Professor Lowry is also a practitioner of what he teaches, regularly mediating complex cases. Such experiences range from the resolution of multi-million dollar civil cases and public policy disputes in the United States to the resolution of organizational conflict in Nairobi, Kenya. In addition, he regularly consults with public and private sector organizations on the effective management of conflict. Professor Lowry is the co-founder and the first president of the Southern California Mediation Association, and co-founder and board member of the Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement. He was a gubernatorial appointment to the California Dispute Resolution Advisory Council, which established California’s community dispute resolution programs. He served on the Judicial Council’s Task Force on the Quality of Justice, looking at dispute resolution and the courts. Recently he was appointed by the Chief Justice of California to the Blue Ribbon Committee on Arbitration Ethics. He has also held leadership roles in many professional associations, including the American Bar Association’s Torts and Insurance Practice Section. B.A., Pepperdine University, 1974 M.P.A, Pepperdine University, 1977 J.D., Hamline University School of Law, 1981 (Extrait de mé juillet 2010)


Etats-Unis : Médiation entre Saba Capital Management LP et un fonds de pension canadien pour un conflit portant sur un 1,6 milliard $

« Boaz Weinstein’s Saba Capital Management LP and a Canadian pension fund will be forced to mediate a dispute over whether the $1.6 billion hedge fund manipulated its investments in a way that cheated Canadian retirees out of returns.

Canada’s C$112 billion ($86 billion) Public Sector Pension Investment Board sued Saba in New York state court last month, saying the firm “artificially manipulated” the value of its investment in bonds of McClatchy Co . The retirement plan, one of Saba’s biggest investors, said that when it asked in January to get all of its money back at the end of March, Saba marked down a significant portion of the fund’s portfolio. It then boosted the value of the assets in April, depriving the Canadian pension fund’s investors of their due, Saba said. »  (Extrait de du 14/10/2015)

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Médiation et confidentialité aux Etats-Unis : Mediations are supposed to be confidential… but are they really?

Phyllis Pollack

« Either as a participant in a mediation or as the mediator, we have all learned the cardinal rule that mediations are confidential both in terms of the statements and other communications made during the mediation and the information the mediator keeps to herself, not sharing it with the other parties. Many times a mediator has analogized mediation confidentiality to the television ad, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” to explain the sacrosanct nature of mediation confidentiality.

But, are mediations really confidential? While in theory, they are supposed to be, in court proceedings, they are not always so. Although a review of both federal and state statutes and case law indicates that mediation confidentiality is to be strictly construed and applied, in practice, this does not always occur. » (extrait de

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