Ross Kennedy

188 Avenue Road
P.O. Box 270, Toronto-Dominion Centre
Toronto ON  M5R 2J1
Tel: (416) 368-2100 Ext. 236
Fax: (416) 324-4204

Primary Jurisdiction


Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1975.


B.Comm., 1957, LL.B., 1960, University of Toronto.


Counsel, Kagan Shastri, 2000-Present, Partner, Torys, 1976-2000; Partner, Kennedy & Kennedy, 1962-76; Faculty Member (part-time), Accounting, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1971-78; Lecturer/Instructor in Estate Planning Section of Bar Admission Course, Law Society of Upper Canada, 1965-77.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

$300 one month or more prior to hearing; $400 three weeks to one month prior to hearing; $550 two to three weeks prior to hearing; $650 one to two weeks prior to hearing; $750 less than one week prior to hearing; $300 on cancellation of expedited arbitration (section 49, OLRA) where date is scheduled less than three weeks prior to hearing.

Lists and Panels

Ontario Ministry of Labour; INCO-U.S.W.A; Siemans Westinghouse/C.A.W.; University of Waterloo/Faculty Association; TDS Automotive/C.A.W.; Messier Dowty/I.A.M.; and Airport Group Canada/C.A.W.-Canada; Bertrand Faure Ltd./U.S.W.A; Brampton Hydro/C.A.W.-Canada; Consumers Glass/A.B.G.W. International Union; Durham Board of Education/C.U.P.E., Local 218; Fleet/I.A.M.; INCO/U.S.W.A.; Lear Seating/C.A.W.-Canada; NTN Bearing/U.S.W.A.; Ontario Store Fixtures/U.S.W.A.; Royal Oak Mines/U.S.W.A.; A.G. Simpson Co. Limited/C.A.W.-Canada; Sullivan Graphics/G.C.I.U.; T.T.C./A.T.U.; Yorkbridge Packaging Inc./Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees, OFL, CLC.

Related Adjudication Experience

Past Chair, Ontario Provincial Police Grievance Board; Past Vice-Chair, Ontario Crown Employees Grievance Settlement Board.


Member, National Academy of Arbitrators and Ontario Labour Management Arbitrators Association.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

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