Chrystia Freeland# Now display the riding related to this user ?>
University—Rosedale, Ontario# Party logo ?>
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs# Intro ?>
Former journalist and author named Deputy Prime Minister# Description - Members ?>
First elected to the House of Commons in a 2013 Toronto Centre by-election, Chrystia Freeland ran and won in the riding of University—Rosedale in 2015, and again in the 2019 federal election.
Prior to the 2015 election, she served as co-chair of the Liberal Party’s economic advisory council. A Harvard graduate and Rhodes Scholar, she forged a career as a journalist with the Financial Times, the Washington Post, the Economist, the Globe and Mail, and Thomson Reuters. Her authored books include "Sale of a Century: The Inside Story of the Second Russian Revolution," and "Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else."
As Minister of Foreign Affairs, Freeland played a pivotal role in the renegotiation of the NAFTA agreement. On November 20, 2019, Freeland was appointed Deputy Prime Minister, and also serves as Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. Click here to read her mandate letter.# Description - Senators ?>
Off the Hill
Freeland speaks five languages: English, French, Ukrainian, Russian and Italian. She participated in a student exchange in Ukraine during the Communist era, acting as a fixer and translator for a New York Times reporter. Her grandparents fled Ukraine during the Second World War but imprinted a strong sense of Ukrainian identity on her.
She and her husband both grew up on farms.
Current Roles and Responsibilities
- Deputy Prime Minister (appointed Nov. 20, 2019)
- Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (appointed Nov. 20, 2019)
Current Cabinet Committee Membership
- Chair, Cabinet Committee on Economy and the Environment
- Vice-Chair, Cabinet Committee on Agenda, Results and Communications
- Member, Cabinet Committee on Operations
2015 vote share
Committee Roles During the 41st Parliament
Previous Parliamentary Roles
- Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Minister of International Trade
Federal Electoral History
|First elected:||2013, Toronto Centre - Byelection|
- Oxford University - Master of Arts (Slavic Studies)
- Harvard University - Bachelor of Arts (History and Literature)
- 2010-2013: Journalist and Editor, Thomson Reuters
- 2001-2010: Managing Editor, The Financial Times
- 1999-2001: Deputy Editor, The Globe and Mail
Date of Birth
2 August 1968
Place of Birth
Peace River, AB, Canada
English, Finnish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian
* Staff information for this MP is currently being updated.
Hill Room / Building
509-C, Centre Block
The real challenge today I think for our country is for our country to understand that we are facing such big issues in the world today that we really have to face them as Team Canada.
November 20, 2019