Jay Abbass

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Jay Abbass
MLA for Halifax Chebucto
In office
Preceded by Alexa McDonough
Succeeded by Howard Epstein
Personal details
Political party Liberal

Jay Abbass (born 1957) is a lawyer, businessman, former stockbroker and former political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Halifax Chebucto in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1993 to 1998 as a Liberal member.

He was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick and was educated at Saint Mary's University and Dalhousie University. Abbass was an unsuccessful candidate for a seat in the provincial assembly in 1988. He served in the province's Executive Council as Minister of Labour, Minister of Human Resources, Minister of Justice and Attorney General. Abbass was named to the board of governors for Dalhousie University in 2006.[1]