I graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and am a York University MBA graduate. I have served in a variety of senior positions with General Electric Canada, Enbala Power, and the Ontario Energy Board. I am currently the Federal Member of Parliament for Mississauga Centre, as well as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (Public Service Renewal) and to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. I have previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Consular Affairs) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade Diversification.
As long time community activist, I am very passionate about my involvement with local organizations and causes. I was a member of the community editorial board of the Toronto Star where I was authored columns on a wide range of provincial and federal issues. My work has also been published in the Huffington Post. Among many of my activities, I have worked tirelessly to support initiatives that empower new Canadians through social and economic integration.
Having previously served as the Member of Parliament for Mississauga—Erindale from 2006 to 2008, I offered my constituents a strong voice on both local and national issues as the Liberal Critic for Natural Resources, as well as Citizenship and Immigration.
Member of Parliament for Mississauga Centre
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