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Jenna Khoury-Hanna - Associate Lawyer

Jenna is an accomplished Associate Lawyer with expertise in civil litigation, focusing in municipal, land use and planning law. Jenna has a keen understanding of the full kit of tools available for this type of law, making her an invaluable asset for these types of cases. She is known for her in-depth research and innovative approach to problem solving, often finding alternative solutions that result in positive outcomes.

It is Jenna’s prior experience and education that gives her an edge in this area of law. She articled with the City of Thunder Bay, worked as a research assistant in planning, land use and food law, as well as helped run a legal aid clinic for farmers and food businesses in New York State while completing her Masters degree. Her education has included a focus on the environment, sustainability, and land use. This coupled with her personal passion for this area of law make Jenna a powerful advocate for her clients.

Jenna Khoury-Hanna

A resident of nearby Cobourg, Jenna is a passionate food enthusiast and an avid reader. She loves to cook and often looks to classic recipes handed down by her family for inspiration in the kitchen. With a strong appetite for knowledge, she can often be found curled up with a good book.

Master of Laws - LLM, Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
Grade: Summa Cum Laude

Doctor of Law – JD
 Dalhousie University – Schulich School of Law

Hons. Bachelor of Arts, Environmental and Sustainability Studies
Acadia University

Law Society of Ontario
Northumberland County Law Association, Library Chair

Gowling WLG – Joel Taller Prize for Emerging Voices in Food Law, 2019
Issued by Canadian Association for Food Law and Policy.

Canadian Association of Food Law and Policy, Board Member
Kidney Foundation of Ontario, Kidney Walk Planning Committee Member

Presentations & Publications
2019 CAFLP Annual Conference Panel Recap: “Updates in Canadian Food Law and Policy” - http://foodlaw.ca/blog/2019/11/13/2019-calfp-annual-conference-panel-recap-updates-in-canadian-food-law-and-policy

2019 CAFLP Annual Conference Panel Recap: “Law and Labour Unfreedom: Access to Justice for Migrant Farmworkers” - http://foodlaw.ca/blog/2019/11/13/2019-calfp-annual-conference-panel-recap-law-and-labour-unfreedom-access-to-justice-for-migrant-farmworkers

2019 CAFLP Annual Conference Panel Recap: “Access to Good Food: Food Boxes, Corner Stores and Beyond” - http://foodlaw.ca/blog/2019/11/13/2019-calfp-annual-conference-panel-recap-access-to-good-food-food-boxes-corner-stores-and-beyond

Studying Food Law: Jenna Khoury-Hanna’s Experience - http://foodlaw.ca/blog/2021/1/27/studying-food-law-jenna-khoury-hannas-experience

Meet Our Speakers – Sarah Berger Richardson - http://foodlaw.ca/blog/2021/5/5/meet-our-speakers-sarah-berger-richardson

Meet Our Speakers – Don Buckingham –

Conference 2021 Panel Recap – “The Impacts of COVID-19” - http://foodlaw.ca/blog/2021/5/18/conference-2021-panel-recap-the-impacts-of-covid-19

CBC Information Morning NS with Portia Clark – Interviewed May 3, 2019 on Grocery Store Covenants

Public Health – Central Zone – Policy & Social Action Innovation Lab – Restrictive Covenants & Food Security – July 17, 2019

The 2021 Dimensions of Policy Ecology Conference – RESTORE – February 18 – 20, 2021 – The Possible Role of Restrictive Covenants in Reducing Access to Food in Urban Settings: A Preliminary Exploration in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Fighting Scarcity and Creating Abundance: The Politics of Food and Water in Canadian History and Beyond (Wilson Institute Workshop – June 25-26, 2021) – Is the Use of Restrictive Covenants by Grocery Stores Contributing to Access to Food Issues in Communities?

Canada Water Agency: Multisectorial Issues of Law and Governance (LexisNexis 2022) – Chapter 3 – The Canada Water Agency: Opportunities and Challenges for the Agriculture and Agri-Food Sector