Lena Diab

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The Honourable
Lena Diab
The Honorable Lena Diab, MLA
MLA for Halifax Armdale
In office
October 8, 2013 – present
Preceded by Graham Steele
Attorney General and Minister of Justice
In office
October 22, 2013 – present
Preceded by Ross Landry
Minister of Immigration
In office
October 22, 2013 – present
Preceded by Ramona Jennex
Personal details
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Maroun
Children 4
Residence Halifax, Nova Scotia
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Maronite Catholic

Lena Diab is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in the 2013 provincial election. A member of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party, she represents the electoral district of Halifax Armdale.[1]

On October 22, 2013 Diab was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia where she serves as Minister of Justice, as well as Attorney General and various other cabinet responsibilities.

Early life and career[edit]

Diab attended Saint Mary's University (Halifax) where she studied economics and political science. She worked as a page at the Nova Scotia Legislature during this time.

She then attended Dalhousie University where she obtained her Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Laws. Diab practiced law and operated a small business in Halifax. She is the mother of four children who are active in local sports and community organizations in Nova Scotia.

Diab is a noted community leader and volunteer. She is the recipient of the "Outstanding Professional of the Year" award (2010) from the Canadian Lebanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She has received the "Mainland North Champion Award" (2010). Diab was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013). She received the "Nova Scotia Provincial Volunteer Award" (2013). She has served many years as the President of the Canadian Lebanon Society of Halifax, and oversaw the celebration of the 75th Anniversary celebrations held throughout Halifax in 2013.

Political career[edit]

Diab sought and was elected in the riding of Halifax Armdale in the Nova Scotia general election, 2013 for the Nova Scotia Liberal Party. On October 22, 2013 Diab was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia where she serves as Minister of Justice, as well as Attorney General, Minister of Immigration and various other cabinet responsibilities. She is the first Female to hold the position of Attorney General in Nova Scotia, as well as the first Lebanese Canadian to hold a cabinet position in Nova Scotia.

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