Canada Chrystia Freeland becomes foreign minister as Trudeau shuffles cabinet

19:51  10 january  2017
19:51  10 january  2017 Source:   CBC

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Christina Alexandra " Chrystia " Freeland PC MP (born 2 August 1968) is a Canadian writer, journalist, and politician. Currently Freeland is serving as the federal Minister of International Trade. She worked in a variety of editorial positions at the Financial Times, The Globe and Mail and Thomson Reuters

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.

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Chrystia Freeland had what she thought would be the final chat with Justin Trudeau about running for the Liberals in July 2013. On the phone from her Manhattan home, she again turned him down. It was part of a process that began eight months earlier when she met Trudeau — then a leadership hopeful — at a Toronto signing for her book, Plutocrats. Soon after, she had a date with a cabinet swearing-in at Rideau Hall and, at 47, became the new minister of international trade and head of the cabinet committee on Canada-U.S. relations.

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to shuffle a number of members of his Cabinet as early as Tuesday, potentially including the foreign affairs minister , Canadian media reported on Monday. The Canadian Press, citing sources, reported that the move would involve at least six people, including Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion. Current Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland is considered likely to replace him, the report said.

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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Chrystia Freeland , Canada’s Minister for International Trade’s awkward performance in interview with CNBC from Then Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird supported Freeland and the others who were named calling the Trudeau ’s affirmative action policy on Cabinet appointments is wrong-headed.

International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks in the House of Commons on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan (Vancouver South), like other cabinet ministers , earns ,500 on top In what has become a recent tradition, the Speaker selects a "Speaker's Scotch" that can be He served as Trudeau 's foreign policy and defence adviser and unseated a Conservative

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.

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to shuffle a number of members of his Cabinet as early as Tuesday, potentially including the foreign affairs minister , Canadian media reported on Monday. The Canadian Press, citing sources, reported that the move would involve at least six people, including Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion. Current Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland is considered likely to replace him, the report said.

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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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