Patricia Arab

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Patricia Arab
MLA for Fairview-Clayton Park
In office
October 8, 2013 – present
Preceded by New Riding
Personal details
Born November 3
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Political party Liberal
Occupation Teacher/Counsellor

Patricia Arab 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 Fairview-Clayton Park.[1]

Early life[edit]

Arab was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and attended Halifax West High School. Arab obtained her bachelor of arts from the University of King's College /Dalhousie University, a bachelor of education from Mount Saint Vincent University and a masters of education in counselling from Acadia University. She taught and was a guidance counselor in the South Shore Regional School Board until her election in the Nova Scotia general election, 2013.

Political career[edit]

Arab made the news after praying over non-halal hot dogs mistakenly thinking that would make them halal, which were then served to Muslims at a community barbecue.[2] She apologized for the incident.

Electoral record[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal Patricia Arab 3369 46.63
     New Democratic Party Abad Khan 2250 31.14
     Progressive Conservative Travis Price 1294 17.91
Green Raland Kinley 176 2.44
     Independent Katie Campbell 136 1.88