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The Honourable Lena Metlege Diab, ECNS, MLA, BA, MPA, LL.B

Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Minister of Immigration

Minister Diab was elected to the Nova Scotia Legislature in October 2013 as the Member for Halifax Armdale and appointed to Cabinet as the first female Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Provincial Secretary, Minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Police Complaints Commissioner, Minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Police Review Board, and as minister responsible for various acts which normally fall under the purview of the justice portfolio. She was also appointed the Minister of Immigration. In July 2015, she took on the Immigration portfolio full-time.

Minister Diab brings diverse educational, professional and personal experience to these new posts.

Minister Diab is passionate about making Nova Scotia a more diverse and welcoming province and she’s leading the way. Under her leadership, the Province nominated more people for permanent residency in 2015 than ever before. Nova Scotia was also the first province in Canada to take advantage of Express Entry, launching two Express Entry pilots and two new streams for immigrant entrepreneurs in the last year. Minister Diab is also leading the Province’s humanitarian initiative to resettle Syrian refugees, working closely with the Government of Canada, settlement service providers and other key partners.

In her spare time, Minister Diab enjoys volunteering. She has held many volunteer positions over the last 30 years, including serving seven terms as the President of the Canadian Lebanon Society of Halifax. Her compassion and strong record of public service has not gone unnoticed. She was the first recipient of the Lebanese Chamber of Commerce in Nova Scotia’s Professional of the Year Award and has received other honours, including the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, the Province of Nova Scotia Volunteer Award, the Halifax Municipality Volunteer Award and most recently the 2015 Progress Women of Excellence Award.

Minister Diab is the daughter of first generation immigrants to Canada and the eldest of six children. She was born in Nova Scotia but moved back to Lebanon at the age of 2, then returned to Halifax at the age of 11, escaping civil war. Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science, a Masters of Public Administration and a law degree. She was admitted to the Nova Scotia Barristers Society in 1991 and had a diverse legal career for more than 20 years before being elected to the Legislature. She is the proud mother of four children and one grandchild and speaks English, Arabic and French.

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On Monday, be sure not to miss the Annual Christmas Craft Fair at Melville Heights. Local vendors and crafters have lots of great gift items and holiday accessories. ... See MoreSee Less

On Monday, be sure not to miss the Annual Christmas Craft Fair at Melville Heights. Local vendors and crafters have lots of great gift items and holiday accessories.

As we approach the Holiday Season, many Nova Scotians are looking for ways to give back. One good way to make a difference locally is to help support Shelter Nova Scotia. Take a look at their Holiday Wish List below and consider making a donation over the coming weeks. ... See MoreSee Less

As we approach the Holiday Season, many Nova Scotians are looking for ways to give back. One good way to make a difference locally is to help support Shelter Nova Scotia. Take a look at their Holiday Wish List below and consider making a donation over the coming weeks.

 

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Merci Madame la Ministre d'être présente et de nous parler de votre belle Nouvelle-Ecosse!

Je suis très intéressé

Je veux remercie tous les personnes et les organismes pour les belles rencontres et discussions incluant Mr. Detoc Ubisoft Paris Studio Mme Teakle Tourisme Synergique, Mr. Liebig et équipe OECD international migration division and Mme Guimond Ambassade du Canada en France ... See MoreSee Less

Looking for a head start on your Holiday gifts, crafts, and decor? Well, make sure to check out the Cunard Junior High Craft Fair this Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less

Looking for a head start on your Holiday gifts, crafts, and decor? Well, make sure to check out the Cunard Junior High Craft Fair this Saturday.

Destination Canada - Forum mobilité 2ieme jour à Paris. Beaucoup de contacts personnels avec des candidats de hautes qualités. Nova Scotia Office of Immigration Affaires acadiennes et Francophonie ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Keep up the good work! So proud of you ! ❤😘

Destination Canada - Forum mobilité Presentation formidable. Merci Ambassade du Canada conseiller du Maroc, Tunis, Roumanie, Algérie et bien sur Paris. ... See MoreSee Less

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In honour of Remembrance Day, this morning I took part in the March on the Colours and ceremony at The Earl Francis Spryfield Memorial Legion Branch 152.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. On the 11th day of the 11th hour of the 11th month, we remember all of the brave men and women who have served – and continue to serve – our country.

Lest we forget.
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This Remembrance Day, 100 years since the end of the First World War, I hope you will take some time to reflect on the courage and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform. I encourage you to join me at the Spryfield Legion on Sussex Street at 10:45am for a commemorative ceremony. ... See MoreSee Less

This Remembrance Day, 100 years since the end of the First World War, I hope you will take some time to reflect on the courage and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform. I encourage you to join me at the Spryfield Legion on Sussex Street at 10:45am for a commemorative ceremony.

The talented Flamenco en Rouge Corrientes fabulous performance. Amazing talent. Thank you for bringing such diversity and art to our city. ... See MoreSee Less

Very proud this evening to have represented Premier Stephen McNeil and NS government at the 49th WWII annual remembrance service and 100th anniversary of WWI & to have been asked to do the second reading at the Ecumenical service ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Lindsay from the Spryfield No Frills Pharmacy team for joining us for today’s pop-up flu shot clinic. Happy to host these pop-ups each year in my constituency office. If you haven’t got your shot yet, I encourage you to get it this weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Lindsay from the Spryfield No Frills Pharmacy team for joining us for today’s pop-up flu shot clinic. Happy to host these pop-ups each year in my constituency office. If you haven’t got your shot yet, I encourage you to get it this weekend.
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