Chrystia Freeland is set to become Canada's next finance minister after the resignation of Bill Morneau last night amid his latest scandal, this time involving the WE Charity.
Currently sitting as the Liberal Member of Parliament for University-Rosedale, Freeland is Justin Trudeau's Deputy Prime Minister.
Freeland first entered federal politics after winning a seat in a by-election to replace Bob Rae in Toronto Centre where she was appointed Minister of International Trade.
During her time in this post, she reportedly “infuriated” President Trump after criticizing his approach to trade and NATO.
In recent weeks, she was caught off guard when the Trump administration placed a 10 per cent tariff on Canadian aluminum. Freeland has called the tariff “absurd” and promptly started a trade war by threatening “dollar-for-dollar countermeasures” against America.
Last summer, Rebel News and True North were denied entry to Chrystia Freeland's media availability at the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London.
Rebel News has previously investigated Freeland's use of taxpayer funds, including her "suspicious travel kilometers."
As Sheila Gunn Reid reported:
By examining Chrystia Freeland's taxpayer-funded limo kilometer logs and her official flight schedules, I found that the Deputy PM has been sending her empty limousine ahead to cities she's flying to, to meet her plane and drive her around like she’s some kind of rock star, before flying home and sending the limo back empty, all while touting a low carbon lifestyle of bike riding to work.