Mississauga Centre MP Omar Alghabra keeps high-profile Minister of Transport post

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Published October 26, 2021 at 11:37 am

Mississauga Centre MP Omar Alghabra will continue on as Canada’s Minister of Transport, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced this morning in Ottawa. 

Alghabra, first named to the prominent Cabinet post this past Jan. 12 during a reshuffling, was sworn in late this morning along with other members of Trudeau’s newest Cabinet. The longtime Mississauga Liberal, considered one of the most likeable MPs in Ottawa, was expected to keep the high-profile post. 

Alghabra, who turned 52 on Sunday, has represented Mississauga Centre in Ottawa since 2015. He occupied the positions of parliamentary secretary to the minister of foreign affairs (2015-2018) and to the minister of international trade diversification (2018-2019) prior to being named minister of transport earlier this year. 

The January Cabinet reshuffling was brought about by the resignation of former Mississauga-Malton MP Navdeep Bains as industry minister. 

Alghabra, who served as MP for the former Mississauga-Erindale riding from 2006-2008, won the Mississauga Centre riding handily in last month’s federal election. 

He received 54 per cent of the vote in defeating Conservative candidate Kathy-Ying Zhao as part of a six-riding Liberal sweep of Mississauga. 

 

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