Ng in 2019
|Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade|
|Assumed office |
July 18, 2018
|Prime Minister||Justin Trudeau|
|Preceded by||Bardish Chagger (Minister of Small Business and Tourism)|
Jim Carr (Minister of International Trade Diversification)
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
|Assumed office |
April 3, 2017
|Preceded by||John McCallum|
|Born||December 16, 1969|
British Hong Kong
|Alma mater||University of Toronto|
Mary Ng Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade since 2018. A member of the Liberal Party of Canada, she has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Markham—Thornhill since a by-election on April 3, 2017.(born December 16, 1969) is a Canadian politician serving as
Ng, born in British Hong Kong, is the eldest child of three. In the 1970s, Ng's parents immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong, later establishing a family-owned restaurant in Toronto, Ontario. Along with her brother and sister, Ng grew up working in the family's restaurant. She graduated with a B.A. from University of Toronto Scarborough in 1996, majoring in political science.
Ng has worked for 20 years in the public service, focusing on the areas of education, women's leadership, job-creation, and entrepreneurship.
From 1991 to 2003, Ng worked as a public servant in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Cabinet Office Ontario.
Ministry of Education
From 2003 to 2006, Ng served as the Director of Policy to the Minister of Education, Gerard Kennedy. In response to the previous years of unease in the education sector under the previous two governments, Ng worked to rebuild relationships with the students and teachers’ unions.
Following the resignation of Markham—Thornhill member of parliament (MP) John McCallum, Ng announced in February 2017 her intention to seek the Liberal Party of Canada nomination for the riding, and won the nomination that March against two other candidates. She proceeded to win the seat at the riding by-election held on April 3 that year.
Member of Parliament
Ng helped to facilitate the government's commitment to invest in Canadian ideas and innovators in her riding by advocating for the inclusion of Markham's tech-innovation hub, VentureLabs, in the Southern Ontario Supercluster. The Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster is expected to have a GDP impact of more than $13.5 billion in the next ten years and create more than 13,500 quality middle-class jobs in the region.
Ng holds roles on Parliamentary Associations such as the Canada-China Legislative Association and the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association. In June 2019, Ng publicly announced Michael Chan as her re-election campaign co-chair, which led to questions of potential pro-Beijing influence in her campaign. Minister Ng is known for her priortization of economic links to China over addressing its human rights record. She has written in the Toronto Star that Canadians bear an "insidious and underlying current of racism", although she has not spoken out about China's treatment of Uighurs, Tibetans, Africans or other ethnic minorities.
Ng was appointed Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion in July 2018. Following her re-election as MP in the 2019 federal election, she was named Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade.
|2019 Canadian federal election: Markham—Thornhill|
|New Democratic||Paul Sahbaz||3,264||7.3|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||44,750||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||445|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Markham—ThornhillCanadian federal by-election, April 3, 2017: |
Resignation of John McCallum
|New Democratic||Gregory Hines||671||3.51||−7.21|
|Progressive Canadian||Dorian Baxter||566||2.96|
|Libertarian||Brendan Thomas Reilly||118||0.62|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||19,125||100.0||–|
|Total rejected ballots||-|
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|29th Ministry – Cabinet of Justin Trudeau|
|Cabinet post (1)|
|Bardish Chagger||Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion
July 17, 2018 –