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Mobina Jaffer

The Honourable
Mobina Jaffer
Senator from British Columbia
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 13, 2001
Appointed by Jean Chrétien
Personal details
Born (1949-08-20) August 20, 1949
Kampala, Uganda
Political party Liberal
Website http://sen.parl.gc.ca/mjaffer/

Mobina S. B. Jaffer, QC (born August 20, 1949 in Kampala, Uganda) is a Canadian Senator representing British Columbia. She is the first South Asian woman appointed to the Upper House.

Born to an Indian family living in Africa, Jaffer was educated in England and Canada. She earned a law degree from the University of London in 1972 and attended the Executive Development program at Simon Fraser University. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

In 2002, she was appointed the Special Envoy to the Peace Process in Sudan by the Government of Canada. The same year, she was Chair of the Canadian Committee on Women Peace & Security.

Jaffer has served as a Vice-President of the Liberal Party of Canada from 1994 to 1998 and as President of the National Women's Liberal Commission from 1998 to 2003. She also served on the board of the Liberal International in 1996. Jaffer ran unsuccessfully in the 1993 general election as the Liberal candidate in North Vancouver, and again in the 1997 election as the party's candidate in Burnaby--Douglas.

Jaffer has practised law in British Columbia since 1978. She was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1998. Since 1997, Jaffer has been vice-chair of the Canadian membership committee for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and, since 1993, a member of the board of governors of the Trial Lawyers of British Columbia. She has also been active with the Immigrant and Refugee Board.

She was appointed to the Canadian Senate on June 13, 2001, on the advice of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. She sat as a Liberal.

On January 29, 2014, Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau announced all Liberal Senators, including Jaffer, were removed from the Liberal caucus, and would continue sitting as Independents.[1] According to Senate Opposition leader James Cowan, the Senators will still refer to themselves as Liberals even if they are no longer members of the parliamentary Liberal caucus.[2]

The Vancouver Sun reported on January 22, 2008 that the B.C. Law Society was investigating allegations of overbilling by Jaffer and her son for allegedly charging a Catholic missionary order, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, fees of $6.7 million for work they did between 2000 and 2004 defending the Oblates against abuse claims made by former residents of the Canadian Indian residential school system. Allegations included evidence that Ms. Jaffer's son had billed 32.4 hours of work in a single day. [1]. In 2009 the Law Society of British Columbia's Discipline Subcommittee ordered Jaffer and her son to appear before separate conduct review subcommittee panels. At its regular meeting in March 2010 the Discipline Subcommittee agreed with the recommendations of those panels that no further action should be taken. [2][broken link]

References

  1. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/justin-trudeau-removes-senators-from-liberal-caucus-1.2515273
  2. ^ "Trudeau’s expulsion catches Liberal senators by surprise". Globe and Mail. January 29, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Mobina Jaffer – Parliament of Canada biography
  • Liberal Senate Forum
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