Gary Anandasangaree

A New Crown-Indigenous Minister

Trudeau’s cabinet has changed! Seven new Ministers have been appointed, including a new Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister.

Gary Anandasangaree is one of the new ministers sworn in on Wednesday, July 26, as part of a major reset to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet. 

Anandasangaree is a human-rights lawyer who was first elected in 2015 to represent the Scarborough-Rouge Park Area. B 

Born in Sri Lanka, Anandasangaree arrived to Canada in 1983 as a refugee with his mother, (biography)

He served as parliamentary secretary to the minister of justice in 2021, where he tried to integrate Canadian laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. 

Gary Anandasangaree
Photo Courtesy Gary Anandasangaree Instagrams @gary_srp

Nunavut MP Lori Idlout said the government has broken “far too many promises” to Inuit, First Nations and MĂ©tis. This comes after numerous amount of ongoing housing crises and infrastructure gaps.  

Although Gary Anandasangaree with the job it will be no easy task!  

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