Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named Marco Mendicino as Canada’s next Minister of Immigration. Refugees and Citizenship.
A descendant of Italian immigrants to Canada, Mendicino represents the riding of Eglinton-Lawrence in Toronto, Ontario.
The 46 year old has an extensive background in law and worked for nearly 10 years as a federal prosecutor. During this time, he helped put members of the “Toronto 18” terror group behind bars.
Mendicino will now be responsible for making the case for immigration policies promised by the Trudeau-led Liberal Party of Canada during the recent federal election.
The Liberals won a minority government, meaning they will have to rely on opposition votes to implement their pledges to raise immigration levels, create a Municipal Nominee Program, waive citizenship fees and make the Atlantic Immigration Pilot a permanent program.