Anita Anand

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Anita Anand

Minister of National Defence
Assumed office
October 26, 2021
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byHarjit Sajjan
Receiver General for Canada
Minister of Public Services and Procurement
In office
November 20, 2019 – October 26, 2021
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byCarla Qualtrough
Succeeded byFilomena Tassi
Member of Parliament
for Oakville
Assumed office
October 21, 2019
Preceded byJohn Oliver
Personal details
Indira Anita Anand[1]

1967 (age 56–57)[2]
Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Political partyLiberal
ResidenceOakville, Ontario
Alma materQueen's University (BA)
Wadham College, Oxford (BA)
Dalhousie University (LLB)
University of Toronto (LLM)
  • Lawyer
  • politician

Anita Anand PC MP (born 1967) is a Canadian lawyer and politician. She is the minister of national defence since 2021. She has represented the riding of Oakville in the House of Commons since 2019. She is a member of the Liberal Party.

She is the first Indian Canadian of a Hindu background to become a federal minister in Canada.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Canadian Ministry (by order of precedence" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2021-10-26. Retrieved 2021-10-27.
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  3. "Meet Anita Indira Anand, a law professor who became Canada's first Hindu minister". Archived from the original on 2020-01-29. Retrieved 2019-11-23.
  4. "Anita Anand first Hindu to be appointed cabinet minister in Canada". Hindustan Times. 2019-11-21. Archived from the original on 2020-03-03. Retrieved 2020-03-04.