Joel Kennedy


Since 1974, Barrister & Solicitor in general practice in Parry Sound, Ontario
Sole Practitioner
Commencing February, 1998.
Powell, Cunningham, Kennedy & Grandy, 1978-1998.
Powell & Cunningham, 1974-1978.


BA, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 1968.
LL.B, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, 1971.

Community Activities

President, Parry Sound Law Association, 2000 - Present.
Coach, Minor Hockey - Atom, Peewee, Bantam, Midget and Juvenille House League and Rep Teams from 1983-1995, with advanced coaching certificates.
Director, Parry Sound Hockey Club, from 1986-1995.
Founding Director, Parry Sound Jr. A Shamrocks, from 1994-1997.
Director and various Committee Chairmanships, St. Joseph Hospital, 1981 - 1992; Vice-President 1988-1992.
Director and various Committee Chairmanships, West Parry Sound District Museum, 1984 - Present; Chairman 1994 to 1999. (Ministry of Citizenship Volunteer Award 1993)
Member, St. James United Church.
Graduate and Past Member, Parry Sound Power Squadron.
Member, Health Protection Appeal Board, 1986 to 1993; Vice-Chair 1991 to 1993.


After law school, Joel spent a year working for the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) in Bonn, Germany. There he met and married Leena in 1972, who was a student from Finland working in the same office. They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

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