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Patricia Arab

Liberal Candidate for Fairview-Clayton Park

Patricia Arab has served as the MLA for Fairview-Clayton Park since 2013. During this time, she has also served as Minister of Communications Nova Scotia and Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services.

Since being re-elected in 2017, Patricia has continued her tireless advocacy for Fairview-Clayton Park. She has worked with the Mobile Food Bus, Square Roots, The Salvation Army, The Bayers Westwood Family Resource Centre and many other organizations to help residents in her riding, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patricia is passionate about education, and was proud to bring expanded pre-primary and new classroom space to all schools in Fairview-Clayton Park. As your local representative she pushed to secure funding for the new multipurpose room at Centennial Arena.

As Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services, Patricia has worked to bring inclusive legislation forward to recognize diverse gender identity on provincial IDs and has been a champion for modern Nova Scotia as the government has rolled out more online services for citizens than ever before.

Before entering politics, Patricia worked as a school guidance counsellor and teacher. Patricia was born and raised in Halifax, and she is proud of the work she has done in the Lebanese Canadian Community. She is looking forward to continuing to fight for the residents of Fairview-Clayton Park, as Team Rankin works to build a sustainable, equitable and economically strong Nova Scotia.


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A Diverse Community

A diverse community is a flourishing community. Patricia is proud to represent the most diverse electoral district east of Montreal. She is shown here at Duc Danville where multiculturalism is represented with 400 students and over 40 unique languages spoken.

The Liberal government is proud to have welcomed over 46,000 newcomers since 2015. Fairview-Clayton Park has opened it’s arms to many of these newcomers as members of our community, our workplaces, and our schools.


As a former educator, Patricia is passionate about improving schools in Fairview-Clayton Park. She was proud to announce increased funding for outdoor learning spaces and expanded classroom space for Fairview Heights, Burton Ettinger, Duc D’Anville and Clayton Park Junior High.

She worked hard to get the schools plus program added to the schools in our riding. The Rankin government has invested more in teachers and schools than any government in Nova Scotia’s history. Patricia has worked to secure investments in breakfast and lunch programs to support food security in our area. The Rankin Government has also invested in higher education, including a $1.5M grant to MSVU to support their reopening after COVID.

A Passionate Voice for Fairview-Clayton Park

Patricia has consistently worked with and invested in organizations who help the residents of Fairview-Clayton Park, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. She has supported the Mobile Food Bus, Square Roots Fairview-Clayton Park, the Keshen Goodman Mobile Food Market Food Box Program, the Salvation Army, the Bayers Westwood Family Resource Centre, and many more organizations.

Patricia supports the residents in her role as a minister too and was proud to pass legislation allowing diverse gender options on provincial IDs. She has spearheaded work to modernize the Nova Scotia government and provide online services to all citizens. In all of this work, Patricia draws on her experience in the community, and is always happy to hear from constituents.

How to Vote for Patricia

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Every Day: You can vote every day at 56 Supreme Court, Halifax – Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm

Advance Poll: You can vote early at Advance Polls from August 7 to 14

Mail: You can apply for a write-in ballot, visit

Election Day: Vote on Election Day, Tuesday, August 17

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