Chrystia Freeland, the Canadian writer, publicist and former Minister for International Trade, was solemnly sworn in as the newly-minted Minister for Foreign Affairs of Canada. The ceremony that took place in Rideau Hall, Ottawa was filmed and later posted at UkeTube channel.
Freeland, the Ukrainian by origin, replaces Stephane Dion who left the Foreign Ministry to take another diplomatic office.
Christine Freeland 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 in respected media, before announcing her intention to run for the Liberal Party nomination in the by-election to replace Bob Rae as the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre. After winning the Liberal nomination in September 2013 she was elected to parliament in the November 2013 by-election. Appointed to the Cabinet of Canada as Minister of International Trade in November 2015, Freeland was named that month as one of Toronto's 50 most influential by Toronto Life magazine.