Jay Abbass

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Jay Abbass
MLA for Halifax Chebucto
In office
Preceded by Alexa McDonough
Succeeded by Howard Epstein
Personal details
Born 1957
Fredericton, New Brunswick
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.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick and was educated at Saint Mary's University and Dalhousie University.

Political career[edit]

Abbass was an unsuccessful candidate for a seat in the provincial assembly in the 1988 election, finishing third in the Halifax Citadel riding.[1] In the 1993 election, he defeated New Democrat Eileen O'Connell by 106 votes in the Halifax Chebucto riding.[2] He served in the Executive Council of Nova Scotia as Minister of Labour,[3] Minister of Human Resources,[4] Minister of Justice and Attorney General.[5] Abbass resigned from cabinet on April 1, 1997, and announced he was not running in the next election.[6][7]

After politics[edit]

Abbass was named to the board of governors for Dalhousie University in 2006.[8]


  1. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1988" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1988. p. 81. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-05-12. Retrieved 2014-11-26. 
  2. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1993" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1993. p. 97. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-11-26. 
  3. ^ "Historic Liberal cabinet sworn in". The Chronicle Herald. June 12, 1993. Archived from the original on August 30, 2000. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Savage plays musical chairs with Cabinet, adds O'Malley". The Chronicle Herald. March 21, 1995. 
  5. ^ "Premier shuffles cabinet". Government of Nova Scotia. June 27, 1996. Retrieved 2014-11-21. 
  6. ^ "Jay Abbass steps down, Alan Mitchell new Justice Minister". Government of Nova Scotia. April 1, 1997. Retrieved 2014-10-27. 
  7. ^ "Cabinet minister quits". The Globe and Mail. April 2, 1997. 
  8. ^ Mr. Jay Abbass, Governor in Council Appointee, Dalhousie University Board of Governors. Retrieved 2014-10-27.