Written by: Lana Jalabi
January 21, 2021
The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, has announced changes to the Ministry, appointing Omar Alghabra to Minister of Transport.
Mr. Alghabra replaced Marc Garneau, who was appointed to Minister of Foreign Affairs, replacing Francois-Philippe Champagne who was appointed to Minister of Innovation. Mr. Alghabra brings a unique perspective to the table, given his experience as serving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as his Parliamentary Secretary, and serving the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs.
Mr. Alghabra completed his Bachelor of Engineering at Ryerson University. He later attended York University and completed his Master of Business Administration. He has been involved with NGOs, worked in the energy sector, and is involved in engineering and business.
He has served as a Member of Parliament for over seven years with his service focusing on innovation and economic development and has many years of experience working in multinational corporations including General Electric, working alongside the COO of the Ontario Energy Board, and as the Vice President of Corporate Development at ENBALA Power Networks. With his great experience, Mr. Alghabra brings fresh eyes to help Canada with its investments in its transportation and public transit to create more opportunities for Canadians.
SOURCE Prime Minister’s Office