Sean P. McManus, B.A. (Special), LL.B.


1987 B.A. (Special), University of Alberta
1990 LL.B., University of Alberta
1991 Call to Alberta Bar

Professional Activities

Over the course of his career, Sean has provided advice to Canadian unions, associations and their members. After being called to the Alberta Bar in 1991, Sean acted on behalf of several trade unions. In 1993, he joined the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) conducting arbitrations and then became Regional Director for the union.

In 1997, Sean moved to Ottawa to accept the position of Canadian Director with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). In 2000, he was appointed IAFF Assistant to the General President for Canadian Operations. In these positions, Sean was dedicated to improving the working conditions for fire fighters through lobbying federal and provincial politicians, directing the services provided to the Canadian members of the IAFF, instructing at seminars and conferences on a variety of topics and providing legal advice, collective bargaining assistance and research.

In 2002, Sean left the position with the IAFF to represent IAFF members in private practice in his home province of Alberta. In 2005, he opened the firm of McManus & Hubler with his partner in life and business, Jodi Hubler. Sean and Jodi act for IAFF affiliates in seven provinces and two territories. Sean is also privileged to act as IAFF Canadian Legal Counsel.