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Anita Anand is a Canadian lawyer and politician who has served as the minister of national defense since 2021. She has represented the riding of Oakville in the House of Commons since the 2019 federal election, sitting as a member of the Liberal Party. Anand previously served as minister of public services and procurement from 2019 to 2021. She is the first Hindu to become a federal minister in Canada.
Anand was a professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law specializing in corporate governance and the regulation of capital markets before her political career. She was previously the J.R. Kimber Chair in Investor Protection and Corporate Governance at the Faculty. She was also a scholar-in-residence at the law firm Torys LLP. As of October 2019, Anand is on leave from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law for the duration of her time as an elected official.
|Net Worth||$4 million|
|Salary||$162,574 to $475,483|
Anita Anand PC MP was born in 1967 (age 55 years) in Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her parents were both physicians; her mother Saroj D. Ram (now deceased) was an anesthesiologist, and her father S.V. (Andy) Anand was a general surgeon. Her father was from Tamil Nadu and her mother was from Punjab. Anand has two sisters: Gita Anand, who is an employment lawyer in Toronto, and Sonia Anand, who is a medical doctor and researcher at McMaster University.
Anand holds four degrees: a Bachelor of Arts (honors) in political studies from Queen’s University; a Bachelor of Arts (honors) in Jurisprudence from Wadham College, Oxford University; a Bachelor of Law from Dalhousie University; and a master of laws from the University of Toronto. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1994.
Anand has held academic positions at Yale, Queen’s University, and Western University. Before her election, Anand was a law professor at the University of Toronto.
Anita Anand is an expert in corporate governance, investor rights, and financial market regulation. Since her election, Anand has been on leave from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. She began her legal career as an associate at Torys from 1994 to 1997 (with leave to pursue her master’s degree), after articling at Torys from 1992 to 1993. She then pursued her teaching career by serving as an assistant professor (adjunct) from 1997 to 1999 at the Faculty of Law of Western University.
Anand became an assistant professor in 1999 in the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University, obtaining tenure and advancing to the rank of associate professor in 2003. She received a U.S.-Canada Fulbright award in 2005 and attended Yale Law School as a visiting lecturer in law (fall 2005) teaching comparative corporate governance. She was also visiting Olin scholar in law and economics at Yale Law School (2005-2006).
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She left Queen’s University for the Faculty of Law, the University of Toronto in 2006 where she was a full professor. She served as associate dean from 2007 to 2009. From 2010 to 2019, Anand also served as the academic director of the Centre for the Legal Profession, as well as for its Program on Ethics in Law and Business. At the time of her election, she was a senior fellow of Massey College, as well as being cross-appointed to the Rotman School of Management as the director of policy and research at the Capital Markets Research Institute, and to the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.
The Government of Canada website provides the following additional background information: Minister Anand has completed extensive research on the regulation of financial markets, corporate governance, and shareholder rights, and has appeared regularly in the media to discuss these topics. In 2015, she was appointed to the Government of Ontario’s Expert Committee to Consider Financial Advisory and Financial Planning Policy Alternatives. She has conducted research for Ontario’s Five-Year Review Committee, the federal Wise Person’s Committee and the Task Force to Modernize Securities Legislation in Canada.
On September 17, 2019, it was announced that Anand would receive the Yvan Allaire Medal from the Royal Society of Canada. The medal is bestowed annually for an outstanding contribution to the governance of private and public organizations. The Society stated that Anand’s research “significantly altered global thinking about best practices for boards of directors, including the importance of diversity on boards”.
On June 12, 2019, Anita Anand won the Liberal nomination for the riding of Oakville, Ontario, after the incumbent John Oliver announced that he would not run in the 2019 election. She defeated former member of Provincial Parliament Kevin Flynn and lawyer Tamur Shah for the nomination. On October 21, 2019, Anand won the riding of Oakville with 30,265 votes.
Anand was sworn in as a member of Parliament for Oakville on November 22, 2019, to represent Oakville in the House of Commons in the 43rd Canadian Parliament. On November 20, 2019, Anand was sworn in as a member of the Privy Council and as procurement minister at Rideau Hall.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, Anand and her department acted quickly to bulk buy personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies for Canada’s health care system. In order to ensure reliable access to PPE in a hyper-competitive market, Anand and her department adopted an aggressive procurement strategy and engaged a large number of suppliers to diversify Canada’s supply chains. Through this strategy, the federal government also funded large-scale domestic production of medical supplies.
The pandemic caused the federal government to rapidly increase its usual procurement tempo in order to purchase rapid tests, reagents, and swabs used for laboratory-based testing. In April 2021, Anand told the House of Commons Health Committee that Public Services and Procurement Canada had procured over 2.5 billion articles of personal protective equipment, “with a substantial amount of that equipment being made right here, at home.”
Procurement of COVID-19 Vaccines
Beginning in the summer of 2020, the Canadian government signed contracts with the producers of seven leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates and the producers of supplies needed to package and administer those vaccines. Anand told The New York Times that “because we do not know which vaccine is going to be successful, ultimately we must bet on multiple vaccines at the same time.” Summing up her approach, she stated, “We are not putting all our eggs in one basket.”
Initially, Canada’s target was to receive enough vaccines to fully immunize all eligible Canadians by September 30, 2021. Anand told The Guardian that she pressed “very, very aggressively for early deliveries from the suppliers.” Negotiations for early delivery were successful, allowing Canada to meet and then surpass its immunization target two months ahead of schedule. By the end of July 2021, Canada had received a cumulative total of more than 66.4 million vaccines. By August 2021, Canada had attained the highest vaccination rate in the world.
Anita Anand also worked to finalize Canada’s agreements with vaccine producers regarding the procurement and delivery of COVID-19 vaccine doses for children. After Health Canada approved the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in pedi atric populations under the age of 12 years on November 19, 2021, the first pediatric doses of the vaccine arrived in Canada two days later, on November 21, 2021. Anand was re-elected to Parliament following the 2021 Canadian federal election. She defeated Conservative Kerry Colborne with 46% of the vote.
Minister of National Defence
Anita Anand was sworn in as Minister of National Defence at Rideau Hall on October 26, 2021. She is only the second woman in Canadian history to take on the role of national defense minister, after former prime minister Kim Campbell in the 1990s. Anand stated that her top priority is tackling sexual misconduct and building a durable culture change in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Anand announced on November 4, 2021, that she accepted in full an interim recommendation from former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louise Arbour that the investigation and prosecution of military sexual misconduct cases be referred to Canada’s civilian justice system. In a statement to the Globe and Mail, retired Colonel and military lawyer Michel Drapeau called the decision a “welcomed sign of leadership” and “a timely and powerful signal to the military justice system and victims that changes are coming.”
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She gave her first major speech as Minister of National Defence on November 19, 2021, as the keynote speaker at the Halifax International Security Forum. Anand laid out her three main priorities: building a durable culture change in the Canadian Forces, better equipping Canada’s military by raising military spending, and ensuring that Canada continues to support peace and stability around the world through its military deployments.
On December 13, 2021, Anand offered an official apology on behalf of the Government of Canada to all those affected by sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces and Department of National Defence. She was joined by General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff, who apologized on behalf of the military, and Deputy Minister Jody Thomas, who apologized on behalf of the department.
Anita Anand is married to her longtime boyfriend John Knowlton, they had their wedding in the 1900s. Her husband John Knowlton, and four children have lived in Oakville, Ontario for 18 years. The family relocated to Ontario in 1985 and Anand and her husband John raised their family in Oakville. The couple has four children. Over her 18 years in Oakville, Anand has served her local community in a number of ways. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Lighthouse for Grieving Children, the Oakville Hospital Foundation and Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc. She was also the inaugural chair of the Ontario Securities Commission Investor Advisory Panel.
Anita Anand net worth
How much is Anita Anand worth? Anita Anand net worth is estimated at around $4 million. Her salary for 2022 ranges from $162,574 to $475,483, but with bonuses, benefits and various other compensation, she made significantly more than her salary in the year 2020. Anand main source of income is from her career as a politician and former lawyer. Her successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. She is of the richest and influential politicians in Canada.