Throughout his legal career, Ross Haynes, QC, combined a successful litigation practice with active community involvement. A fiscal conservative and staunch social liberal, Ross is well known to CBC audiences for his three-year stint on the weekly TV news panel, Canada Now: Politics Now, and his regular radio commentaries. He has been a frequent speaker, panelist and lecturer on a
broad variety of legal and insurance matters.
Ross is a Senior Fellow with Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS). He has held executive roles in many community groups, ranging from the Canadian Rd Cross Society to the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission. He is also an avid cyclist, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the MS Society during its annual cycling events. He was a member of the cross-Nova Scotia cycling team for the 2007 and 2008 HeartLand Tours to raise heart health awareness and was a founding member of the Cardiac Cycle Society of Nova Scotia. Ross has been active with the Conservative Party of Canada and the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia. In 2012, Ross received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his community service.
Before attending Saint Mary’s University and the Weldon School of Law, Dalhousie University, Ross served for five years in the Royal Canadian Navy. He has three daughters and a son, two step-sons, and eight young grandchildren. Ross and his wife, Kathryn, live in Fergusons Cove, Nova Scotia.