Canada's New Parliamentary Secretaries

Today, the Prime Minister announced a new team of parliamentary secretaries.

The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) extends a warm welcome back to Kamal Khera as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development. We look forward to continuing to work together to improve the health, rights and well-being of women and children around the world. 
Kamal Khera

Kamal Khera, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development

Kamal Khera was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Brampton West in 2015.

A registered nurse, community volunteer, and political activist, Ms. Khera is passionate about improving the lives of those around her.

A first generation Canadian, Ms. Khera immigrated to Canada from Delhi, India, at a very young age. She attended York University where she earned an Honours Bachelors of Science in Psychology and an Honours Bachelors of Science in Nursing.

Drawn to helping others, Ms. Khera gained diverse experience in the health care field through her professional experience with the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health, Peel Family Shelter, and William Osler Health System. Recently, she worked as a registered nurse in the oncology unit at St. Joseph’s Health Centre Toronto, which gave her a deep understanding of the issues that impact individuals every day.

Ms. Khera is an active member of her community. She previously served as chairperson of South Asian Canadians Heritage Foundation, a mentor and program coordinator with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel, and an event coordinator with Sick Kids Foundation. She also hosted Youth Vision, a local TV talk show that explored issues surrounding young South Asian Canadians.

The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) extends a warm welcome to Gudie Hutchings as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development. We look forward to working together to strengthen gender equality in Canada and around the world! 
Photo of Gudie Hutchings

Gudie Hutchings, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development

Gudie Hutchings was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains in 2015.

Born and raised in Corner Brook, Ms. Hutching is proud to call the Humber Valley home. Her focus on consultation, the development of local employees, and sustainable environmental practices make her a strong advocate for the business owners, workers, and families of Long Range Mountains.

Ms. Hutchings has strong community ties and over 30 years of experience in the tourism industry.

She spent a decade as a board member for the Newfoundland and Labrador Outfitters Association, where she also served as president. She was also Chair and Managing Director of the Battle Harbour Historic Trust, an organization committed to protecting and promoting the history, integrity, and natural environment of Battle Harbour.

Ms. Hutchings was president of the Greater Corner Brook Chamber of Commerce and a founding board member of the Canadian Federation of Outfitting Associations. She was also Co-Chair of Forget-Me-Not, a community group dedicated to raising money to honour past and present soldiers at Remembrance Square in Corner Brook.