Parties Cannot Confer Jurisdiction on the Court - No direct access to appeal court

An agreement to arbitrate provided for an appeal from the arbitrator to the Ontario Court of Appeal on a question of law. There is no appeal directly to the Court of Appeal under the Ontario Arbitration Act. The parties disputed how the appeal clause should be interpreted and applied. In Uggenti v Hamilton (City), the court held that it had no jurisdiction to resolve that dispute. It also declined to exercise its discretion to transfer the matter to another court.

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