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Who is Mac Harb?

Who is Mac Harb?

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The Ottawa Sun looks at how Mac Harb became a Liberal Senator.
The Ottawa Sun looks at how Mac Harb became a Liberal Senator.

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Published by: ottawasun on Jul 27, 2013
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1953, in Chaat, Lebanon, as Mahmoud Harb

1953 Born Nov. 10,

1973 Immigrated in

Canada to study at the University of Ottawa

city council. Served as deputy mayor from 1987 to 1988.

1985 Elected to Ottawa

Liberal representative for Ottawa Centre.

1988 Elected MP as the

Served as opposition critic for public works, urban affairs and housing. Sat on committees including Standing Committee on Multiculturalism and Citizenship, house affairs, public accounts and the Members Services Board. Cochaired Liberal task force on infrastructure in 1990.

Supported Jean Chretien’s drive to become Liberal leader.


honour in June of having the third-highest expense bill among MPs, spending $19,471 on staff and office expenses.

1999 Earned the dubious

2001: In January, 2003 famously made the Appointed to
comment: “There is no doubt in my mind there is somebody on the planet Earth, walking, who is a clone.”

the Canadian Senate by Jean Chretien.

a second time) a bill to end the commercial seal hunt, except to those with aboriginal treaty rights. Re-introduced legislation again in 2012 and was named PETA’s Canadian Person of the Year for his efforts.

2010 In March, introduced (for

Member of Senate standing committees on banking, trade and commerce, scrutiny and regulations, fisheries and oceans and human rights.

The Senate widened a housing expenses audit to include Harb, who claimed his primary residence in Pembroke.

Harb vows to fight order to pay back $51,000 in questionable expense claims.

2013 Resigned from Liberal caucus

on May 9 to sit as an independent.

Revealed by Senate on June 12 that Harb owes more than $230,000 in living expenses.

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