OTTAWA — At a glance, Chrystia Freeland’s background in deconstructing the world’s super-wealthy and pugnaciously critiquing Russia’s president wouldn’t appear to be an ideal resume for the job as Canada’s top diplomat dealing with Donald Trump’s White House.
But as the former journalist was elevated to the post Tuesday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a critical moment in global relations, even her Opposition critic across the parliamentary aisle couldn’t find a bad word to say.
Freeland, 48, was the marquee move in Trudeau’s nine-person, six-portfolio cabinet shuffle and she brings far more to the role than an ahistoric Y-chromosome.
Though she is …read more
Source: National Newswatch