JAFFER, The Hon. Mobina S.B., Q.C., LL.B.
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Current Senator - British Columbia, British Columbia
Place of Birth: Kampala, Uganda
Profession | Occupation: Barrister, lawyer, solicitor
Notes: Canada's first Muslim senator. First East Indian woman lawyer to practice in British Columbia.
Contact Information
Language Preference: English
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Telephone: 613-992-0189
Toll Free: 1-800-267-7362
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Senate of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
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Federal Political Experience
Years of Service: 5463 Days (14 years, 11 months, 16 days)
^ Senate
Senatorial DivisionPolitical Affiliation at NominationTerm ( on the advice of
British Columbia, British Columbia Maiden speech. Liberal 2001.06.13 - Chrétien, Joseph Jacques Jean
^ House of Commons
ConstituencyPolitical Affiliation at ElectionDate of Election (
Burnaby--Douglas, British Columbia Liberal 1997.06.02 Defeated
North Vancouver, British Columbia Liberal 1993.10.25 Defeated

^ Parliamentary Group
PartyTerm (
Liberal 2001.06.13 -

^ Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Area of ResponsibilityTerm (
Human Rights 2012.01 - 2014.01.28
Multiculturalism 2012.01 - 2014.01.28

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Selected Publications This bibliography includes books, chapters in books and journal articles written, edited, compiled or translated solely by the parliamentarian or with others.

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^ Sole Author Articles

  • Religion confronts pluralism: today and tomorrow.
    International Journal. 59 (4):911-18 Fall 2004.


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