Minister Ahmed Hussen, a Canadian MP of Somali origin from York South-Weston Federal Liberal Riding in Toronto, has just made history again, not only by being re-elected twice (3rd time in Parliament), not only by being in Prime Minister Justin Trudeadu Cabinet three times with major portofolio like Immigration, Family Services and Housing, but also joining the high inner circle of advisers to Canada’s Prime Minister.
Minister Hussen now leads a major and complex department of Housing, Diversity and Inclusion, following the recent Federal election. Ministry of Housing has been created for the first time in the history of the government of Canada to address the thorny election issue on the acute and chronic housing shortages in that country. It is said to be among government priorities.
Hussen’s current portofolio will handle diversity issues of racism, inequality in opportunities and access to government programmes by visible minorities. It also includes review and reform of criminal justice, an overdue program in the administration of justice in Canada. In a nutshell, Minister Hussen has earned the trust and loyalty of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Congratulations!