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Conference ministrielle sur la francophonie canadienne / Ministrel Conference on the Canadian Francophonie
The 23rd Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie
will be held on July 5 and 6, 2018 in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Nova Scotia
Honourable 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, STN Central
Halifax, NS  B3J 2T3
Phone: (902) 424-0497
Fax: (902) 428-0124

member area
Canadian Francophonie Issues, Challenges and Future Directions

MCCF Newsletter - June 2017 issue

News Releases
2018 - 2nd Forum on Francophone Immigration (Toronto, ON)
Ministers responsible for Immigration and the Canadian Francophonie announce joint Action Plan for Increasing Francophone Immigration.
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