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23:25  20 november  2019
23:25  20 november  2019 Source:   macleans.ca

What Does The Deputy Prime Minister Do? Explaining Chrystia Freeland’s New Role

  What Does The Deputy Prime Minister Do? Explaining Chrystia Freeland’s New Role Among the many changes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brought with Wednesday’s cabinet shuffle, Chrystia Freeland is no longer in charge of foreign affairs. Instead, she is Canada’s new deputy prime minister as well as intergovernmental-affairs minister. But what does the deputy prime minister do? The role was first introduced when Trudeau’s father, Pierre Trudeau, was prime minister. The senior Trudeau named Allan J. MacEachen deputy prime minister in 1977 to commemorate his many years of public service.Including Freeland, Canada has had 10 deputy prime ministers.

Chrystia Freeland , the newly appointed Foreign Minister of Canada. Freeland , a former Canadian journalist of Ukrainian descent, has authored two books on corrupt All of his life he lied about his role in WWII, later admitting he “made mistakes” and asking for forgiveness in his posthumous latter.

Remarks by Dr. Taras Kuzio on the appointment of Chrystia Freeland as Minister of Foreign Affairs, London, United Kingdom, 16 January 2017. Apologies for

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Chrystia Freeland wearing a black shirt: Freeland arrives for the cabinet swearing-in ceremony in Ottawa on Nov. 20, 2019 (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)© Used with permission of / © St. Joseph Communications. Freeland arrives for the cabinet swearing-in ceremony in Ottawa on Nov. 20, 2019 (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

You can take the gal out of Alberta, they say, presumably, but you can’t take the Alberta out of the gal. If you were going to try, though, you might want to educate her at Harvard and Oxford, and then have her rise through a string of elite journalism jobs in London and New York, during which time she emerges as a quintessential member of the Davos jet set, and finally have her jump into politics as the MP for, of all ridings, Toronto Centre.

Chrystia Freeland to meet Sask. premier Scott Moe in Regina

  Chrystia Freeland to meet Sask. premier Scott Moe in Regina The meeting comes after Freeland was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and after a previous meeting which Moe called "disappointing."Premier Scott Moe's office, in a statement, said "the Premier has had a positive working relationship with Minister Freeland, and he looks forward to discussing issues that are facing our province.

This past June, Chrystia Freeland , barely five months into her job as minister of foreign affairs, stood and made a speech in the House of Commons. Former prime minister Paul Martin was similarly effusive. “If Parliament could hit that level every day,” he said, “it would be wonderful.

Chrystia Freeland looks on after being sworn-in as Canada' s foreign affairs minister on Tuesday. (Photo: Chris Wattie/Reuters). The Russian sanctions will be a major topic of discussion when a group of Canadian MPs heads to Europe and Asia next week to assess Russia' s impact on the region.

Such is the résumé of Chrystia Freeland, whose star turns as first Justin Trudeau’s trade and then his foreign minister during his 2015-2019 majority government established her as his most bankable cabinet asset. By making her his intergovernmental affairs minister today, and especially by naming her deputy prime minister, Trudeau is signalling his hope that Freeland can do something about Western alienation. The fact that she grew up in Alberta—between her mother’s Ukrainian socialist co-op in Edmonton and her father’s Peace River farm—is supposed to matter.

That’s a dubious notion. Martha Hall Findlay, president and CEO of the non-partisan Canada West Foundation think tank, who was a Liberal MP from 2008 to 2011, says she hopes the Liberals don’t emphasize her family roots too much. Hall Findlay points out that even with genuinely formidable western figures around the cabinet table—especially Ralph Goodale, who lost his Regina seat in this fall’s election—Trudeau’s Liberals failed to build credibility in Alberta and Saskatchewan. “It doesn’t matter where a cabinet minister is from,” she says.

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< When Chrystia Freeland found herself face-to-face with Vladimir Putin at an international summit last fall, she could reasonably have been intimidated. He asked how the child was doing now; Ms. Freeland let him know she was well, if not the hockey star Mr. Putin had said he hoped she would be .

Freeland acknowledged that having the U. S . as a neighbour has brought benefits but she cautioned that Canada can’t afford to take a “free ride” on Another pillar of Canada’ s foreign policy will be trade, starting with the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and renewed efforts to

What does matter then? Hall Findlay argues that Trudeau must somehow revisit and reform his new Impact Assessment Act—vilified in Alberta as the No More Pipelines Act. Strictly speaking, that law for reviewing big resource projects isn’t in Freeland’s new purview. Even if it were, tinkering with policy isn’t likely to bring many Albertans around to Liberal rule. Robert Wardhaugh, a history professor at Western University, who has written on the Liberal party’s unbroken troubles on the Prairies going back to the 1930s, says appointing cabinet ministers who are supposed to be attuned to regional grievances doesn’t matter to voters. “I’d be hard-pressed to think of a time in Canadian history when cabinet representation ever became a political issue for the electorate,” he says.

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At root, according to Wardhaugh, the Liberal party’s problem is that appealing to Quebec and the Prairie West at the same time is notoriously difficult. Tories have struggled with it, too; Brian Mulroney was unable to balance Quebec and the West in the 1980s. Trudeau is from Montréal, but his government’s political centre of gravity is clearly Ontario. Still, Wardhaugh says Trudeau’s determination to help SNC-Lavalin—the Quebec-based company at the centre of the affair that hit him so hard last winter—confirmed deep Prairie-populist suspicions. “It was really about Quebec,” he says. “At least, in the West, they certainly saw it that way.”

Alberta's Kenney, deputy PM Freeland meet in Edmonton to find common ground

  Alberta's Kenney, deputy PM Freeland meet in Edmonton to find common ground EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland met up in Edmonton to try to find some common ground in a region that shut out the Liberals in the federal election. Freeland, also named intergovernmental affairs minister in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new cabinet, says she is here to listen and work to find solutions with Alberta. She is also to meet Tuesday with Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe. Voters inFreeland, also named intergovernmental affairs minister in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new cabinet, says she is here to listen and work to find solutions with Alberta.

Chrystia Freeland . Your Liberal Candidate For. University–Rosedale. An esteemed journalist and author, Chrystia was born in Peace River, Alberta. She was educated at Harvard University before continuing her studies on a Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford.

The Role of Chrystia Freeland . Freeland ’ s bizarre role in this whole affair was to do what every good Rhodes Scholar is conditioned to do upon their completion of their indoctrination at Oxford: facilitate the tough transition of the “pre-collapse” world economy into a new operating system that

So, Hall Findlay says Freeland’s Alberta upbringing counts for zip. Wardhaugh says Liberals can’t cut it on the Prairies as long as they attend to Quebec. If they’re both right, Freeland is bound to fail—if success if defined as reviving Liberal political fortunes in the region. But maybe that’s not her real assignment.

Consider how she has thrived so far. Spearheading the Trudeau government’s effort to save NAFTA, when Donald Trump’s protectionist agenda looked like a mortal threat to Canada’s most vital economic relationship, was emphatically not about shaping public perceptions. It was about leading a complex, sustained, largely behind-closed-doors effort. Perhaps that is also how Trudeau’s inner circle conceives of the most pressing challenge confronting them now. Seen this way, progress won’t be measured in terms of, say, polls showing Liberals less loathed in the flatlands. Instead, Freeland might be expected to find ways to make progress in Ottawa’s relationship with the provinces in a way that more broadly makes Trudeau look less divisive and more constructive.

Saskatchewan premier says meeting with Freeland more cordial than with Trudeau

  Saskatchewan premier says meeting with Freeland more cordial than with Trudeau Saskatchewan premier says meeting with Freeland more cordial than with TrudeauMoe and Freeland met for nearly two hours in his Regina office on Tuesday, but Moe said no commitments were made on his list of requests to the federal government — including cancelling the federal carbon tax and reworking equalization.

Chrystia Freeland and Felix Salmon on the World Bank and dictatorships. El-Erian will be flying to Europe tonight after he finishes up his business in New York, and while we do hope he gets a little sleep, we also hope he stays up long enough to answer all of your questions.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland discusses modernizing NAFTA at public forum at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. Freeland ’ s bizarre role in this whole affair was to do what every good Rhodes Scholar is conditioned to do upon their completion of their indoctrination at

If that’s her job, it should not be mistaken as a charm offensive. Freeland is tenacious. Complex files don’t intimidate her. For those who don’t mind hearing talking points recited over and over, her message discipline is commendable. But her relentlessly chipper, briskly assertive manner can grate. Even a loyal Freeland aide said her patter throughout the NAFTA marathon had Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. trade representative who sat opposite during those negotiations, “pulling his hair out.”

Who cares? She got the deal done. Or, rather, she headed the sprawling effort that secured it. Arguably the key thing to remember about Freeland’s signature cabinet accomplishment is that a remarkable, full-government effort churned along for months to make it happen. Trudeau and his inner circle put everything they had behind not letting NAFTA evaporate. Will they invest as much in her bid to restore some semblance of peace with the provinces? The real question about her new cabinet role is not how much where she comes from matters, it’s how much this government is prepared to throw behind what Trudeau is asking her to accomplish next.

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