Rotary Club of Toronto Eglinton presents Hon. Chrystia Freeland, MP
Toronto Lawn Tennis Club
44 Price St.
CANADA'S CURRENT ROLE IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Rotary Club of Toronto Eglinton proudly presents an evening with:
Hon. Chrystia Freeland, MP, University-Rosedale, Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Schedule:6:30 - 7:15 p.m. - Registration with snack and drinks (beer/wine/juice/coffee/tea)7:15 - 8:15 p.m. - CANADA'S CURRENT ROLE IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Coffee/tea and dessertsTickets: $50.00 Advance purchase required.
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland Bio Minister of Foreign Affairs(University–Rosedale)
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mandate Letter
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 18
th Minister of International Trade.
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
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.
She has written two books: Sale of the Century: The Inside Story of the Second Russian Revolution (2000) and Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else (2012).
Plutocrats is an international best-seller and won the Lionel Gelber
Prize and National Business Book Award. In 2013, Ms. Freeland gave a TED
Talk about global income inequality, based on the issues dealt with in
Plutocrats. It has been viewed almost two million times.
Ms. Freeland speaks English, French, Ukrainian, Russian and Italian.
Ms. Freeland is married and has three children. She and her family live in University–Rosedale.
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