Yasir Naqvi, the former Liberal MPP for Ottawa Centre and Attorney General of Ontario, has been named CEO of the Toronto-based Institute for Canadian Citizenship.
The national charity, which describes itself as an independent organization that promotes civic and cultural participation among new Canadian citizens, announced Naqvi’s new job on Wednesday afternoon.
Naqvi was elected to the Ontario legislature three times, serving a total of nearly 11 years at Queen’s Park with the provincial Liberals between 2007 and 2018.
During that time, he was appointed minister of labour, minister of community safety and correctional services and attorney general. He served as government house leader from 2014 to 2018.
Recent speculation had pegged Naqvi as a possible contender for the leadership of the provincial Liberal party.
The Institute for Canadian Citizenship was co-founded by former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson and Canadian writer and philosopher John Ralston Saul.