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Trudeau shuffles cabinet, names Alghabra transport minister

Alghabra (left) succeeds Garneau as Canada's transport minister.
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Omar Alghabra has been named Canada's new transport minister to succeed Marc Garneau, who is now foreign affairs minister.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday announced he was making changes to his cabinet, following the resignation of Innovations Minister Navdeep Bains, according to Trudeau's website.

Most recently, Alghabra served as parliamentary secretary to the prime minister (public service renewal) and to the deputy prime minister and minister of intergovernmental affairs since 2019. He was was first elected as the member of Parliament for Mississauga Centre in 2015, and also served as the member of Mississauga-Erindale from 2006 to 2008.

A mechanical engineer by trade, Alghabra also has worked in various roles with General Electric Canada, Enbala Power and the Ontario Energy Board.

Garneau had served as transport minister since 2015.

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