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Indian-origin Anita Anand appointed as Canada’s new Defence Minister

11:15 PM Oct 27, 2021 | FPJ Bureau

In another achievement for people of Indian origin, Canadian politician Anita Anand was on Tuesday appointed as the country’s new Defence Minister in a Cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a month after his Liberal Party returned to power in the snap polls. Anand, 54, will replace long-time defence minister Harjit Sajjan, whose handling of a military sexual misconduct row has got much flak.

Anand's new role would send a powerful signal to survivors and victims of military sexual misconduct that the government is serious about implementing major reforms.

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She has worked extensively on corporate governance. She was also in charge of the country’s efforts to secure COVID-19 vaccines and was often on the campaign trail with Trudeau.

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