Canada Chrystia Freeland becomes foreign minister as Trudeau shuffles cabinet

19:51  10 january  2017
19:51  10 january  2017 Source:   cbc.ca

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Canada's International Trade Minister Freeland speaks in the House of Commons in Ottawa © REUTERS/Chris Wattie - RTX2P85Z Canada's International Trade Minister Freeland speaks in the House of Commons in Ottawa

Chrystia Freeland will be appointed Canada's new minister of foreign affairs in a sweeping Liberal cabinet shakeup to be announced later today, CBC News has learned.

Freeland, who leaves the international trade portfolio, will replace Stéphane Dion, who is leaving politics to become Canada's ambassador to the European Union and Germany, sources tell CBC News.

Immigration Minister John McCallum is also leaving politics and will be named Canada's ambassador to China.

Chrystia Freeland becomes foreign minister as Trudeau shuffles cabinet

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Trans-Atlantic trade expert Chrystia Freeland has become Canada's new foreign minister in a Cabinet shake-up. The Cabinet shuffle is the first major change Trudeau has made since he led his party to an election victory in October 2015 and made headlines by naming a gender-equal Cabinet .

× Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland , Minister of Labour Patty Hajdu Maryam Monsef is sworn in as Minister of Status of Women during a cabinet shuffle at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Tuesday, Jan. The Cabinet makeover was Trudeau 's first since becoming prime minister in late 2015.

Ahmed Hussen, the Liberal MP for the Toronto-area riding of York South-Weston, will be Canada's new minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship. © CBC Marketplace Ahmed Hussen, the Liberal MP for the Toronto-area riding of York South-Weston, will be Canada's new minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship.

Other changes to be announced today, confirmed by CBC News:

- François-Philippe Champagne will become minister of international trade.

- Patty Hajdu will move from status of women to labour.

- Maryam Monsef will transfer from democratic institutions to status of women.

- Karina Gould will be named minister of democratic institutions.

- Ahmed Hussen become minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship.

Hussen, Canada's first-ever MP of Somali descent, is a lawyer and community activist in the Toronto riding of York South-Weston.

Gould, 29, a former trade and development worker who represents the riding of Burlington, Ont., was promoted from her previous role as parliamentary secretary to the minister of International Development. 

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Champagne, a first-term MP for the Quebec riding of Saint-Maurice–Champlain, is a former businessman and lawyer. He was considered a strong performer as parliamentary secretary to Finance Minister Bill Morneau.

McCallum, Dion assume ambassador roles

McCallum, 65, served as defence minister under Jean Chrétien and presided over the veteran affairs file in Paul Martin's cabinet.

Dion, 61, was environment minister under Martin and then succeeded him as party leader, a position he held until shortly after the party lost 18 seats in a 2008 federal election defeat. Dion represents the Quebec riding of Saint-Laurent.

Monsef, the Ontario MP for Peterborough-Kawartha, has taken criticism for her handling of the electoral reform file, and was forced to apologize last month for accusing MPs on the special committee studying the issue of shirking their duties.

Three Toronto-area MPs promoted in Trudeau cabinet shakeup

  Three Toronto-area MPs promoted in Trudeau cabinet shakeup Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given his cabinet not just a shuffle but a big second-year shakeup by placing trusted players on key foreign files and dropping or demoting weak elements of his governing team. It means big promotions for three Toronto-area MPs.Chrystia Freeland, the rookie international trade minister who closed the Canada-EU free trade deal, moves to Global Affairs replacing Liberal veteran Stéphane Dion, to steer Canada’s relationship with a newly unpredictable ally and trading partner under Donald Trump as U.S. President.Dion, said to be unhappy about the shift, is out of cabinet altogether.

Sources also told CBC News MaryAnn Mihychuk will be shuffled out of her office as minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.

Trudeau's cabinet was sworn in just over 14 months ago with an even number of men and women, but has already seen a few changes.

Last May, former fisheries minister Hunter Tootoo was dropped from cabinet for personal reasons and replaced by former government House leader Dominic LeBlanc. In a midsummer move, Small Business and Tourism Minister Bardish Chagger was handed LeBlanc's House leader duties.

The inauguration next week of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump has put new focus on the government's handling of the Canada-U.S. relationship. A shuffle allows Trudeau to move perceived strong ministers into roles that are critical to that relationship while addressing some of the weaker performers.

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