Djaouida Sellah

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Djaouida Sellah
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert
Assumed office
May 30, 2011
Preceded by Carole Lavallée
Personal details
Born Algiers, Algeria
Political party New Democratic Party
Residence Longueuil, Quebec
Profession Physician

Djaouida Sellah, is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2011 election.[1] She represents the electoral district of Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert as a member of the New Democratic Party.

Sellah was born in Algiers, Algeria. Her mother was a midwife and her father was killed in the Algerian War of Independence. She was a volunteer doctor for the Red Crescent during the Gulf War in Baghdad. She then went to Kuala Lumpur with her husband who was working as a translator. The two came to Quebec in 1998. Sellah has three children. At the time of her election was president of the Association québécoise des médecins diplômés hors Canada et États-Unis, supporting the recognition of qualifications of foreign-trained doctors.[2]


  1. ^ Election 2011: Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert. The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2011.
  2. ^ Christine Bouthillier (29 April 2011). "Travailler ensemble" [Working together]. Le Journal de Saint Bruno / Saint Basile (in French). Retrieved 2011-05-04. 

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