Kenneth Binks

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Kenneth C. Binks
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Ottawa West
In office
1979 – 1980
Preceded by Lloyd Francis
Succeeded by Lloyd Francis
Personal details
Born (1925-05-19) 19 May 1925 (age 91)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Political party Progressive Conservative Party
Occupation lawyer

Kenneth C. Binks, QC (born 19 May 1925 in Ottawa, Ontario) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons.[1] He was a lawyer by career.

He represented the Ontario riding of Ottawa West during the short-lived 31st Canadian Parliament after winning the seat in the 1979 federal election. He lost the 1980 election to Cyril Lloyd Francis of the Liberal party.

Binks made two unsuccessful attempts to enter Canadian Parliament in 1965 federal election at the Russell riding and in 1968 at Ottawa—Carleton riding.

His family has lived in the Ottawa area for 126 years and were members of the business and professional community for 4 generations. He was educated in the Public and High Schools of Ottawa. He attended Queen's University and graduated with honors in Modern History and completed graduate studies for Master of Arts. He tutored in the History Department.

In 1949, he married Jean Donalda Holman of Outlook Saskatchewan, and together they moved to England where Ken attended Cambridge University where he studied Law. He completed his legal studies at the University of Saskatchewan in 1952, and was admitted to the Bar of Saskatchewan in 1953, and in Ontario in 1953.[2] From 1954 to 1956 he was Senior Assistant Crown Attorney for Carleton County(Ottawa) and from 1958 to 1988 senior partner at Binks & Chilcott, a firm specializing in national and international advocacy. He was made a Queen's Counsel in 1964.

He is the father of four children, Georgina Mary (1953), Charles Stewart (1955), Andrew Douglas (1958), and Martha Spencer (1961).

In 1991 he was appointed a Judge of the General Division, now Superior Court of the Province of Ontario. In 1998 he was appointed a Member of the Canada Pension Appeals Board. He retired from the Superior Court of Ontario in May 2000 and joined the firm of Beament Green as Counsel.

Judge Binks is the author of Canada's Parliamentary Library, published in 1979, a member of the Canadian Bar Association, The International Bar Association, The Advocates Society, The National Press Club and The Cambridge Union.


  1. ^ Kenneth Binks – Parliament of Canada biography, Accessed 14 April 2011
  2. ^ "Kenneth C. Binks". Retrieved 6 April 2011.