Biography

Chrystia Freeland, a member of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth’s Research Advisory Board, is the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Cabinet of Canada. She previously served as Minister of International Trade for the Cabinet of Canada, and previously served in various editorial positions with the Financial TimesThe Globe and Mail, and Thomson Reuters.

Freeland was elected in November 2013 as the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre, and was appointed to the Cabinet of Canada as Minister of International Trade in November 2015, and as Minister of Foreign Affairs in January 2017.

Freeland has appeared on a number of TV and radio shows, including “Real Time with Bill Maher,” “The McLaughlin Group,” “The Dylan Ratigan Show,” “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” and “The Colbert Report.” In June 2013, she gave a TED Talk on economic inequality, plutocracy, globalization, and the growing income gap.