Politician with Ukrainian roots to become Canada's next foreign minister

18:26, 10 January 2017
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Chrystia Freeland will be appointed Canada's new minister of foreign affairs in a sweeping Liberal cabinet shakeup to be announced later today, CBC News has learned.

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Freeland, who leaves the international trade portfolio, will replace Stéphane Dion, who is leaving politics to take a diplomatic post, CBC News reports.

Francois-Philippe Champagne will become minister of international trade.

Read alsoTrudeau cancels Davos plans following Merkel, HollandeFreeland is of a Ukrainian origin. She was born in 1968, studied at Harvard and Oxford. She also worked as a journalist and has held various editorial positions in the Financial Times, Globe and Mail, and Thomson Reuters.

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