Indian-origin Anita Anand is Canada’s new Defense Minister

Besides Anand, two more PIOs figure in the Trudeau cabinet – Kamal Khera and Harjit Sajjan

Indian-origin Anita Anand is Canada’s new Defense Minister
Indian-origin Anita Anand is Canada’s new Defense Minister. Source: Twitter/ @AnitaAnand

In a historic move, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has inducted three PIOs in his cabinet. Anita Anand will be the country’s new Defense Minister. She replaces another Indo-Canadian Harjit Sajjan who will be Canada’s new minister of international affairs. Young Kamal Khera is the new minister for seniors.

The cabinet reshuffle came over a month after Trudeau’s Liberal Party returned to power in snap polls amid debates on military reforms.