|Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development|
|Assumed office |
July 18, 2018
|Prime Minister||Justin Trudeau|
|Member of Parliament|
|Assumed office |
April 3, 2017
|Preceded by||John McCallum|
|Born||December 16, 1969|
British Hong Kong
|Residence(s)||North York, Ontario|
|Alma mater||University of Toronto Scarborough (BA)|
Mary Ng Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development 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 was born in British Hong Kong on December 16, 1969, and 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 Bachelor of Arts from the 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.
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.
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. She has written in the Toronto Star that Canadians bear an "insidious and underlying current of racism".
Ng was appointed Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion in the cabinet reshuffle 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, adding the trade portfolio to her responsibilities and becoming jointly responsible for Trudeau's foreign policy.
After the 2021 election, Ng's responsibilities expanded to include Economic Development. She remains the minister responsible for Canada's trade negotiations, overseeing crown corporations including Business Development Canada and Export Development Canada, and promoting small business through grant funding.
In March 2022, Ng announced a $4.25 million contribution agreement to the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH), which shares information and resources about female Canadian entrepreneurs. The WEKH is part of the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy introduced by the Government of Canada.
|2021 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Paul Sahbaz||3,222||8.4||+1.1|
|Total valid votes||38,528|
|Total rejected ballots||398|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|2019 Canadian federal election: Markham—Thornhill|
|New Democratic||Paul Sahbaz||3,233||7.29||+3.81||none listed|
|Green||Chris Williams||1,247||2.81||+0.60||none listed|
|Independent||Josephbai Macwan||276||0.62||none listed|
|Total valid votes/expense limit||44,331||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||448||1.00||+0.41|
|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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