President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko congratulated newly appointed to the Cabinet of Canada Ministers of Ukrainian descent – Chrystia Freeland and MaryAnn Mihychuk, the President said via Twitter.
"I am delighted to know that two ethnic Ukrainians are now in Justin Trudeau's new cabinet with Chrystia Freeland and MaryAnn Mihychuk," Poroshenko wrote.
"Christina Freeland appointed the Minister of International Trade Canada, and MaryAnn Mihychuk became the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour. Wherever we were - we always remain the Ukrainians", Petro Poroshenko added.
Christina Freeland, 47 years, was starting her carrier as a Ukraine-based stringer for the Financial Times, Washington Post, and The Economist. Later, she continued working for Financial Times, including deputy editor, UK news editor, Moscow bureau chief, Eastern Europe correspondent, editor of its weekend edition, and editor of FT.com., said at the website of the Liberal Party of Canada.
MaryAnn Mihychuk got her Bachelor of Science from the University of Winnipeg and a Master’s in Geology from Brock University, and has worked in several capacities within Canada’s mineral industry. She was the founder of both Women in Mining Canada and Women in Mining Manitoba, an organization of which she is currently presiding.
MaryAnn Mihychuk at the end of her Minister’s oath spoke the aknowledgments in Ukrainian.Also, in Canada, she is known not only as a politician, but as a reporter and writer.
As it was reported before, on November 4, the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau introduced new members of the Cabinet of Canada. It is said that the new Canadian government first time in the history of the country is equally gender-balanced.