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Conference ministrielle sur la francophonie canadienne / Ministrel Conference on the Canadian Francophonie
The 22nd Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie
will be held on June 22 and 23, 2017 in the National Capital Region
on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Confederation
Ministres

Nova Scotia
Hon. Lena Metlege Diab

Minister of Energy
Minister of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie
Minister of Trade
Government House Leader

 

Minister Diab was elected in 2013 to the Provincial Assembly representing Halifax Armdale, and appointed to Executive Council of Nova Scotia as the first female Attorney General and Minister of Justice as well as Minister of Immigration. In July 2015, the Immigration portfolio became her exclusive cabinet position. On June 15, 2017 Minister Diab was appointed Minister of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie.

Minister Diab is passionate about making Nova Scotia more diverse. Under her leadership, the province has welcomed more immigrants, strengthened its immigration program, and built global networks.

She is the daughter of Lebanese immigrants to Canada and the eldest of six children. Born in Nova Scotia, she lived in Lebanon for 8 years, returning to Halifax at the age of 11.

Prior to entering politics, she led a successful legal career for over 20 years. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science, a Masters of Public Administration and a law degree.

She has received numerous honours and accolades, including: the Lebanese Chamber of Commerce in NS Professional Award, the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Progress Women of Excellence Award and the Canadian Council of Ambassadors of the Arab League Award.

She is the proud mother of four children and has two grandchildren.


Contact Information
P.O. Box 682
Halifax, NS  B3J 2T3
Phone: (902) 424-0497
Fax: (902) 428-0124
min-oaa@gov.ns.ca
Website: http://acadien.novascotia.ca/en

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