Toronto MP Ahmed Hussen is the new immigration minister, Chrystia Freeland is the new Foreign Affairs Minister (update)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement on Tuesday in Ottawa.
Hussen, a lawyer and social activist, was born and raised in Somalia. He immigrated to Canada in 1993 and settled in Toronto.
Ahmed currently serves as the National President of the Canadian Somali Congress – a Somali community organization that works with national and regional authorities to advocate on issues of importance to Canadians of Somali heritage and strengthen civic engagement and integration.
Ahmed is fluent in English, Somali, and Swahili, and earned his B.A (History) from York University and his Law Degree from the University of Ottawa. In 2004, the Toronto Star recognized him as one of 10 individuals in Toronto to have made substantial contributions to the community.
* Maryam Monsef, currently Minister of Democratic Institutions, becomes Minister of Status of Women.
* Patricia A. Hajdu, currently Minister of Status of Women, becomes Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.
* François-Philippe Champagne, currently Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, becomes Minister of International Trade.
* Karina Gould, currently Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development, becomes Minister of Democratic Institutions.