About Kennedy

Since being first elected in 2011, Kennedy Stewart has helped improve the lives of thousands of Burnaby residents.

Whether it’s voicing community concerns over the new Kinder Morgan pipeline, advocating for more affordable housing in BC, passing reforms to bring online petitions to Parliament, or sorting out immigration issues for new Canadians, Kennedy has done his best to live up to his motto – Together We Can Make Burnaby Even Better!

As the Member of Parliament for Burnaby South, Kennedy is the NDP’s Science Critic and BC Caucus Chair. He has a PhD from the London School of Economics and is currently on-leave as professor from Simon Fraser University’s School of Public Policy.

Before entering politics, Kennedy was a West Coast Music Award winning musician and has worked as a printing press operator, waiter, and clerk at the Metrotown Radio Shack. As an academic, Kennedy has published books, articles, and newspaper columns and advised municipal, provincial, and national governments as well as the United Nations.

Kennedy lives in Burnaby with his wife Jeanette Ashe, who teaches politics at Douglas College.