Maryam Monsef

Minister for Women and Gender Equality, Minister of Rural Economic Development

From Afghan refugee to Cabinet

Maryam Monsef has many firsts associated with her: she was the first Afghan-Canadian elected to the House, the first female MP for Peterborough, and the first Muslim in a federal cabinet. She won the 2015 Liberal nomination by just 17 votes, and successfully defended her seat in the 2019 federal…

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