Three Sikhs sworn in as cabinet ministers in Canada

While 42-year-old Indian Canadian Harjit Sajjan was appointed defence minister, 38-year-old Navdeep Bains got the portfolio of innovation, science and economic development.

Another Sikh, Amarjeet Sohi, who is not turbaned, has been sworn in as minister for infrastructure. A former bus driver, Sohi was jailed in India for two years in the 1980s.

Navdeep Bains, who played a key role in Trudeau’s election as the Liberal Partyleader in 2013, has been awarded with a cabinet berth.

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