10 Facts About Arif Virani


Arif Virani represents the riding in the House of Commons as a member of the Liberal Party.

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Arif Virani has held a number of parliamentary secretary portfolios, currently to the minister of justice and attorney general since 2018, and previously to the minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship from 2015 to 2017, and to the minister of Canadian heritage from 2017 to 2018.

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Arif Virani's roots are in Ahmedabad, Gujarat though he was born in Kampala.

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Arif Virani is a multilingual Ismaili Muslim who came to Canada as a refugee from Uganda.

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Arif Virani spent his childhood growing up in the Flemingdon Park and Willowdale neighborhoods.

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Arif Virani received a joint honours Bachelor of Arts in political science and history from McGill University in 1994.

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Arif Virani then graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

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Arif Virani remained connected to the University of Toronto Faculty of Law following his graduation by remaining involved with its alumni committee.

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Arif Virani began his legal career by articling for Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in 1999.

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Arif Virani remains an L1 class licensed lawyer according to the Law Society of Ontario.

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