Chrystia Freeland


Chrystia Freeland is the Canadian Member of Parliament for the riding of Toronto Centre.

She was born in Peace River, Alberta and studied at Harvard where she received her undergraduate degree, and continued her studies on a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University.

After starting as a Ukraine-based stringer for the Financial Times, Washington Post, and The Economist, Chrystia went on to do many jobs at the Financial Times, including Deputy Editor, UK news editor, Moscow bureau chief, Eastern Europe correspondent, Editor of its weekend edition, Editor of FT.com, and US Managing Editor.

Between 1999 and 2001, she was Deputy Editor of The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper.

In 2010, Chrystia joined Thomson Reuters as editor-at-large. She most recently worked as Managing Director and Editor of Consumer News at Thomson Reuters.

Her books include 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, a New York Times best-seller, won both the National Business Book Award and the Lionel Gelber Prize in 2013.

Chrystia is married and has three children.

She is a Co-Chair of the Liberal Party’s Economic Advisory Council and the Party’s critic for International Trade.

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