Justin Trudeau sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada

Justin Trudeau of Liberal Party has sworn in as 23rd Prime Minister of Canada ending 10 years of Conservative rule.

Along with him 30-member of his Cabinet also sworn-in at a public ceremony held at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Canada.

With this Justin Trudeau (43) became the second youngest PM of Canada after Joe Clark (40) who was youngest PM was of Conservative party and had entered in office in 1979

Justin Trudeau is eldest son of Canada’s former PM Pierre Trudeau who was in office for 16 years and led the country till 1984. With this he also became first to follow a parent into PM’s office.

4 Indo-Canadians in Trudeau Cabinet

Harjit Sajjan

  • He is Canadian Sikh who has sworn-in as Defence Minister of Canada. He is MP from Vancouver South and was decorated Lt Colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces.
  • He was born in India and later moved with his family to Canada when he was 5 years-old.
  • He had worked as Detective for the Gang Crime Unit and later joined Canadian military. He had served in numerous foreign deployments in Bosnia, Kandahar.
  • He was bestowed with numerous military honours including Meritorious Service Medal (2013).

Amarjeet Sohi

  • Sohi has sworn in as Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.
  • He is a former Edmonton City councillor and was in office from 2010 to 2015.
  • In 2015, he was elected as MP from Edmonton Mill Woods and had defeated then Indo-Canadian Minister Tim Uppal.
  • He was born in India in 1964 and had immigrated to Canada in 198

Navdeep Bains

  • Canadian Sikh was sworn in Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
  • He is currently MP from Mississauga—Malton. Earlier from 2004 to 2011, he was MP Mississauga—Brampton South.
  • Bains was born in Toronto on June 16, 1977 to entrepreneur immigrant Indian parents.

Bardish Chagger

  • She was sworn in as Minister for Small Business and Tourism.
  • She is first time MP from Waterloo.

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