North America (Change)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a cabinet shuffle on January 12, 2021, appointing Omar Alghabra (MP for Mississauga Centre) as Minister of Transport.  Hon. Omar Alghabra was first elected in 2006, again in 2015 and most recently in 2019.  Since his initial election, he has served as Parliament Secretary to several Ministers including: the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Consular Affairs), the Minister of International Trade Diversification, the Prime Minister (Public Service Renewal), the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs.  He was also sworn in as a member of the Privy Council in February 2020.  One of Minister Alghabra’s top priorities will be continuing discussions with the airline industry that has suffered significantly due to the pandemic.  WESTAC congratulates Minister Alghabra and looks forward to continuing our work with the Government of Canada.

Federal government announces cabinet shuffle, new minister of transport, January 12, 2021, www.westac.ca