“A former Somali refugee is now overseeing Canada’s federal immigration policies after a cabinet shuffle Tuesday.”
The rookie MP for the Toronto riding of York South-Weston is also the first Somali-Canadian to hold a seat in Parliament; his election made news across the world, including on BBC Africa and Al Jazeera.
Mr. Hussen, 40, arrived in Canada as a refugee in 1993 and settled in Toronto’s Regent Park community. While he is proud of his Somali heritage, he hopes to be more than the token Somali in the Liberal cabinet.”
The above is quoted from a report by MICHELLE ZILIO OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail (includes correction), Published Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 9:05PM EST, Last updated Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 10:41AM EST