Rahim Jaffer

Politician

1971 –

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Who is Rahim Jaffer?

Rahim Nizar Jaffer is a former Canadian politician and a former Member of Parliament. He served in the Canadian House of Commons from 1997 to 2008, representing the Alberta riding of Edmonton—Strathcona as a member of the Conservative Party. He was the first Muslim elected to the Canadian Parliament. Jaffer became embroiled in a national controversy in 2010 after he appeared to receive special treatment, "a break," from the justice system after being charged with drunk driving and possession of cocaine.

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Born
Dec 15, 1971
Kampala
Spouses
Religion
  • Islam
  • Isma'ilism
  • Shia Islam
Ethnicity
  • Pakistani Canadian
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • University of Ottawa
Lived in
  • Kampala
  • Edmonton

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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