Today Marc Miller, a Member of Parliament from Quebec, became Canada’s new immigration minister. In a recent cabinet shuffle, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Marc Miller as the new Immigration Minister, replacing Sean Fraser.
Let’s take a closer look at Marc Miller’s background and political journey.
New Immigration Minister Marc Miller’s Political Career
Marc Miller was elected as the Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Surs in October 2015, showcasing his commitment to serving his community.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau re-elected him and designated him, Minister of Indigenous Services, in 2019.
Marc took on the role of Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations in 2021 after his re-election.
Championing Indigenous Rights
New IRCC Minister Marc Miller is an ardent supporter of Indigenous peoples’ rights, as evident from his previous roles as the Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations.
Advocating for Middle-Class Families
As a representative of Montréal’s middle-class families, New Immigration Minister Miller has worked tirelessly to secure federal investments in affordable housing, public transit, and the Canada Child Benefit.
Engaging in Charitable and Pro Bono Work
Even before his political career, New Immigration Minister Marc Miller participated in several charitable and pro bono legal endeavors, showcasing his dedication to community welfare and human rights.
A Historic Moment in Parliament
New IRCC Minister Marc Miller made history in 2017. He delivered a speech in the House of Commons exclusively in Mohawk, marking the first time since Confederation that the language was spoken in either the House of Commons or the Senate.
This act underscored his strong support for Indigenous peoples’ rights.
Life Before Politics
Before entering politics, Marc specialized in mergers and acquisitions as a lawyer, gaining valuable international experience in cities like Montréal, Stockholm, and New York City.
Notably, he served as an infantryman in the Canadian Armed Forces, demonstrating his dedication to public service.
Strong Educational Background
New Immigration Minister Miller is well-educated, holding both a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Université de Montréal.
Additionally, he graduated with degrees in Common law and civil law from McGill University.
Marc Miller: A Devoted Representative
Marc Miller has proven his dedication to his constituents. He represents the families, employees, and businesses of Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Surs in Ottawa with great diligence and commitment.
A Shift in Immigration Policy:
While Sean Fraser, the outgoing Minister of IRCC, oversaw historically large increases in immigration quotas, Minister Miller’s approach remains unclear.
The Minister of IRCC plays a crucial role in setting immigration policy for the country.
As Marc Miller steps into his new role as Immigration Minister, Canadians and immigrants alike look forward to seeing how his leadership and vision will shape the future of immigration in Canada.