|55 years (.2023)
|5 feet 7 inches
|Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
|55 kg – 121 lbs
Chrystia Freeland’s Parent’s Family
|Halyna Chomiak Freeland
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Chrystia Freeland’s BioData
|Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
|Date of Birth
|2 August 1968
|Peace River, Canada
|Traveling, Singing, playing cricket
Chrystia Freeland’s Source of money
|$1 MIllion – $5 MIllion (.approx)
|$1 MIllion (.approx)
|$12 MIllion (.approx)
|Source Of Income Politics
Chrystia Freeland’s Physical fitness
|The Color of the Eye is Blue
|The Color of Hair is Brown
|The body Complexion is slim
|The Skin Color is fair
|The Body Measurement is 34-25-32 inches
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|Peace River, Canada
|5 feet 6 inches
|1.67 in meter
|167 in centimeter
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|Qualification Master in Slavonic Studies
|St Antony’s College 1993, United World College of the Adriatic 1984–1986
|Harvard University, Old Scona Academic
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|Master in Slavonic Studies
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|Peace River, Canada
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Christina Alexandra Freeland is a Canadian politician serving as the tenth and current deputy prime minister of Canada since 2019 and the minister of finance since 2020.
A member of the Liberal Party, Freeland represents the Toronto riding of University Rosedale in the House of Commons.
She was first appointed to Cabinet following the 2015 federal election and is the first woman to hold the finance portfolio.
Born in Peace River, Alberta, Freeland completed a bachelor’s degree at Harvard University, studying Russian history and literature before earning a master’s degree in Slavonic studies from Oxford University.
She began her career in journalism working in editorial positions at the Financial Times, The Globe and Mail, and Reuters, becoming managing director of the latter.
Freeland is the author of Sale of the Century, a 2000 book about Russia’s journey from communist state rule to capitalism, and Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else in 2012.
Plutocrats were the winner of the 2013 Lionel Gelber Prize for non-fiction reporting on foreign affairs.
It also won the 2013 National Business Book Award for the most outstanding Canadian business-related book.
Freeland was elected to represent Toronto Centre in the House of Commons following a 2013 by-election and would sit as a regular member of Parliament (MP) until 2015 when Justin Trudeau formed his first government and she was appointed to his Cabinet.
Freeland has held several portfolios over her tenure in government, beginning as minister of international trade following the 2015 election, where she played an instrumental role in successfully negotiating the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union, earning her a promotion to minister of foreign affairs in 2017.
She assumed her current role as deputy prime minister following the 2019 election where she also became minister of intergovernmental affairs until 2020 when she was appointed as finance minister.
Political commentators have given Freeland the informal title of ‘Minister of Everything,’ an honorific previously used for powerful 20th-century Liberal cabinet minister C. D. Howe.
Freeland was described in 2019 as one of the most influential Cabinet ministers of Trudeau’s premiership.
Freeland was born in Peace River, Alberta on August 2, 1968.
Her father, Donald Freeland, was a farmer and lawyer and a member of the Liberal Party, and her Ukrainian mother, Halyna Chomiak (1946–2007), was also a lawyer and ran for the New Democratic Party (NDP) in Edmonton Strathcona in the 1988 federal election.
Her paternal grandmother was a Scottish war bride.
Freeland’s parents divorced when she was nine years old though she continued to live with both of them.
Freeland was an activist from a young age, organizing a strike in fifth grade to protest her school’s exclusive enrichment classes.
She attended Old Scona Academic High School in Edmonton, Alberta for two years before attending the United World College of the Adriatic, in Italy, on a merit scholarship from the Alberta government for a project that sought to promote international peace and understanding.
She studied Russian history and literature at Harvard University. During 1988–89, she was an exchange student at the University of Kyiv in Ukraine, where she studied Ukrainian, although she was already fluent in the language.
While there, she worked with journalist Bill Keller of The New York Times to document the Bykivnia graves, an unmarked mass grave site where the NKVD disposed of tens of thousands of dissidents.
The official Soviet story held that the graves were the result of Nazi atrocities.
She translated the stories of locals who had witnessed covered trucks and ‘puddles of blood in the road’ that predated the Nazi invasion, adding evidence that the site was the result of Stalinist repression.
While there she attracted the attention of the KGB, which tagged her with the code name ‘Frida’, and Soviet newspapers, who attacked her as a foreigner meddling in their internal affairs over her contacts with Ukrainian activists.
The KGB surveilled Freeland and tapped her phone calls, and documented the young Canadian activist delivering money, video and audio recording equipment, and a personal computer to contacts in Ukraine.
She used a diplomat at the Canadian embassy in Moscow to send material abroad in a secret diplomatic pouch, worked with foreign journalists on stories about life in the Soviet Union, and organized marches and rallies to attract attention and support from western countries.
On her return from a trip to London in March 1989, Freeland was denied re-entry to the USSR.
By the time her activism within Ukraine came to an end, Freeland had become the subject of a high-level case study from the KGB on how much damage a single determined individual could inflict on the Soviet Union: a 2021 Globe and Mail article quoted the report by a former officer of the KGB, which had described Freeland as ‘a remarkable individual’, ‘erudite, sociable, persistent, and inventive in achieving her goals.
She worked as an intern for United Press International in London in the summer of 1990.
Afterward, she completed a Master of Studies degree in Slavonic studies from the University of Oxford in 1993 having studied at St Antony’s College as a Rhodes Scholar.
On July 26, 2013, Freeland left journalism to enter politics.
She sought the nomination for the Liberal Party in Toronto Centre to replace Bob Rae, who was stepping down to become interim leader.
She won the nomination on September 15 and would face NDP candidate Linda McQuaig in the November 25 by-election.
During the campaign, she received criticism for purchasing a $1.3 million home, although the price was consistent with Toronto’s home prices. Freeland won 49 percent of the vote and was elected.
During the demonstrations leading up to the 2014 Ukrainian revolution, Freeland wrote an op-ed for The Globe and Mail, in which she excoriated the government of Viktor Yanukovych.
She supported seizing personal assets and banning travel as part of economic sanction programs against Yanukovych and members of his government.
That March, during the annexation of Crimea by Russia, Freeland visited Ukraine on behalf of the Liberal Party.
She met community leaders and members of the government in Kyiv, including Mustafa Dzhemilev, leader of the Crimean Tatars: Vitaly Klitschko, leader of the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform: and Ukrainian MP Petro Poroshenko, who was later elected president of Ukraine in May 2014.
Freeland was one of thirteen Canadians banned from traveling to Russia under retaliatory sanctions imposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in March 2014.
She replied through her official Twitter feed, ‘Love Russ lang/culture, loved my yrs in Moscow; but it’s an honor to be on Putin’s sanction list, esp in the company of friends Cotler & Good.’
In the riding redistribution of 2012 and 2013, much of Freeland’s base was shifted from Toronto Centre to the new riding of University Rosedale, where she ran in the 2015 federal election.
She defeated NDP challenger Jennifer Hollett with 50 percent of the vote.
Grandparents: Michael Chomiak, John Wilbur Freeland
Previous offices: Minister of Finance of Canada 2020–2021, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs of Canada 2019–2020, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada 2017–2019, Minister of International Trade Diversification 2015–2017, Member of the House of Commons of Canada 2013–2015
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