Alghabra Named Canada Transport Minister

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
Omar Alghabra, Transport Minister, Canada

Omar Alghabra, Transport Minister, Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named Omar Alghabra Transport Minister, taking over from Marc Garneau, who held the position since 2015 and now becomes Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Trudeau shifted Cabinet positions earlier this week following the resignation of Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. Bains will remain a Member of Parliament for Mississauga—Malton. Replacing Bains is François-Philippe Champagne, who had served as Minister of Foreign Affairs.  

Since 2019, Alghabra served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (Public Service Renewal) and to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. Prior to those roles, he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Mississauga Centre in 2015, and served as the Member of Parliament for Mississauga—Erindale from 2006-08. Alghabra also worked for General Electric Canada, Enbala Power and the Ontario Energy Board. He holds a Master of Business Administration and was a Distinguished Visiting Fellow with the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science at Ryerson University.