Canada announces new changes to the ministry

On July 26, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared some major changes in the cabinet. Three Indo-Canadians take leadership roles in the new ministry. Harjit S Sajjan, Kamal Khera, and Anita Anand are the Indian faces in the Canada Ministry.

The Honourable Anita Anand

President of the Treasury Board

Anita Anand is a lawyer and MP from Oakville, Ontario, since the 2019 federal election. She is currently promoted to the title of the President of the Treasury Board.  She has strong Indian roots as her father hails from Tamil Nadu, and her mother is from Punjab

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, MP

President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada

Harjit S Sajjan was born on September 6, 1970, in Bombeli, a village in the Hoshiarpur district of Punjab. Harjit S Sajjan is Canada’s first Sikh minister of national defence and was also the first Sikh Canadian to command a Canadian Army reserve regiment.

The Honourable Kamal Khera

 Minister of Diversity, Inclusion, and Persons with Disabilities

Kamal Khera was born in Delhi. Prior to politics, she worked as a registered nurse in the oncology unit at St. Joseph’s Health Centre Toronto. She attended York University where she earned an Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing.