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New PM Justin Trudeau inducts 4 Indian-origin Canadians in Cabinet, 3 are Sikhs among 4
Justin Trudeau who has been sworn in as Canada's 23rd Prime Minister at Rideau Hall in Ottawa has introduced his 31-member cabinet on Wednesday. One of the most notable things in his cabinet which made the Indians proud is that among the 31-member cabinet, four Indian Canadians sworn in as cabinet ministers. The four Indian Canadians are Harjit Sajjan, Navdeep Bains, Amarjeet Sohi and a young Sikh women Bardish Chagger.
Trudeau made his first public address as Prime Minister and said his new government will work to earn the trust of Canadians through sound policy-making, better decisions and a strong vision.

The Canadian PM chose a cabinet with an equal number of men and women, making Canada the second Group of Seven country after France to achieve gender parity among government ministers. Apart from this Trudeau also included minorities in his cabinet which includes Harjit Sajjan, a Sikh combat veteran as in charge of defense, Jody Wilson-Raybould, an aboriginal woman and former prosecutor as justice minister.

Lets get familiar with the four Indian Canadians in Trudeau's cabinet:

Harjit Sajjan, Canada's new Defence Minister:

42-year-old Harjit Sajjan, who is a law maker is first India-born Canada's new defence minister. The army official, Sajjan has been the first Sikh to command a Canadian regiment, called the Duke of Connaught's Own. He has served in Afghanistan and Bosnia and been twice a special adviser on Afghanistan. Sajjan was also honoured with the Meritorious Service Medal in March 2013.

Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

38-year-old Indian-origin Canadian Sikh MP Navdeep Bains played a key role in Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau's leadership bid in 2013. He is a distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University - Ted Rogers School of Management and holds an MBA with a specialization in Finance. Bains also served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister in 2005.

Amarjeet Sohi, Minister for Infrastructure

A former bus driver, Sohi was jailed in India for two years in the 1980s. In the past Sohi had been elected as a city councillor in Edmonton City three times. In 2015, he stood for elections and became an MP representing the Edmonton Mills Woods constituency.

Bardish Jhagger, Minister for Small Business and Tourism

A young Sikh woman, Bardish Jhagger, is the first time lawmaker and has been sworn in as minister for small business and tourism. She is a graduate from the University of Waterloo and has worked in multiple community organizations in the city.

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