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Chrystia Freeland

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Canada


Chrystia Freeland is Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. She previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs (2017-19), where she represented Canada during the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and as Minister of International Trade (2015-17), where she oversaw Canada’s successful negotiation of CETA, a free trade agreement with the European Union. An esteemed journalist and author before entering government, Ms. Freeland was educated at Harvard University before continuing her studies on a Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford. She has worked in the UK, the US, Russia, and Ukraine. Ms. Freeland speaks Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, French, and English.

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