Wednesday, April 4
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Canadian Leadership in the 21st Century
Chrystia Freeland is on a mission to strengthen Canadian leadership and diplomacy in a challenging world.
Join the Foreign Minister and your Winnipeg Chamber for an extended "fireside talk" on progressive trade, renewing rules-based international order, and the importance of Canada's voice and values in the modern world.
Member rate: $75 + GST
Future-member rate: $150 + GST
About The Honourable Chrystia Freeland
Ms. Freeland was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre in a by-election in November 2013 and then re-elected in October 2015 as the Member of Parliament for University–Rosedale. Between November 2015 and January 2017, she served as Canada’s 18th Minister of International Trade.
An esteemed journalist and author, Ms. Freeland was born in Peace River, Alberta. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University before continuing her studies on a Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford.
After cutting her journalistic teeth as a Ukraine-based stringer for the Financial Times, The Washington Post and The Economist, Ms. Freeland went on to wear many hats at the Financial Times, including U.K. news editor, Moscow bureau chief, Eastern Europe correspondent, editor of the FT Weekend Magazine and editor of FT.com. She served as deputy editor of The Globe and Mail between 1999 and 2001 before becoming deputy editor and then U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times.
In 2010, Ms. Freeland joined Canadian-owned Thomson Reuters. She was a managing director of the company and editor of Consumer News when she decided to return home and enter politics.
Ms. Freeland speaks English, French, Ukrainian, Russian and Italian.