is a Canadian
politician, lawyer and part-time law professor.
Born in Halifax
, Nova Scotia
, he is an environmentalist, serving as the director of the Ecology Action Centre in Halifax from 1991-1994.
First elected to Halifax City Council
in 1994, he was re-elected in 1996 with the formation of the Halifax Regional Municipality
. Epstein sat as the Councillor for District 14 (Connaught-Quinpool), representing the city's West End. On March 24, 1998, Epstein was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
for the New Democratic Party
representing the provincial riding of Halifax Chebucto
. He was re-elected in the 1999
, and 2009
, general elections.
Epstein is the Ministerial Assistant for the Department of Community Services, specifically co-operative housing and other housing programs.
Prior to June 2009, he was the NDP Critic for Conserve Nova Scotia, Intergovernmental Affairs, Gaming and the Heritage Property Act.
He has two children, Hannah and Noah.