The Honourable Mary Ng was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Markham—Thornhill in April 2017 and was appointed Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion in July 2018. She was then re-elected in October 2019, and was appointed Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade in November 2019. Ms. Ng was re-elected for the third time in September of 2021, and in October 2021, was appointed Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development.
Mary is a devoted community leader who has always believed in the power of public service, with 20 years of experience in the areas of education, women’s leadership, job creation, and entrepreneurship.
Mary immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong with her family when she was very young, and grew up in her family’s small business – she knows first-hand the challenges and opportunities that many new Canadians face. Mary is committed to working with Justin Trudeau to grow and strengthen our middle class, and she understands what it takes to ensure well-paying jobs for the hard-working people in Markham—Thornhill.
Her years working for the Ontario Public Service, Ryerson University, and the Ontario Minister of Education led her to be recognized as one of Canada’s top-performing public sector leaders, before being recruited to serve as Director of Appointments for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Markham—Thornhill needs a trusted champion for middle-class families, and Mary Ng will continue working hard for our diverse and dynamic community to ensure everyone has a real and fair chance at success.