Sri Lankan born Tamil MP Gary Anandasangaree has been appointed as a Cabinet Minister in the Canadian Government.
The MP has been appointed as the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations.
Gary is the son of V. Anandasangaree, who is the leader of he Tamil United Liberation Front. He migrated to Canada with his mother in 1983.
He was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Scarborough—Rouge Park in 2015. He has previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism (Multiculturalism).
He is an internationally recognized human rights lawyer and community activist who has advocated tirelessly for education and justice.