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Luncheon with The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, Hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and Saimen

On July 8th the Canadian Chamber of Commerce will welcome the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, to a Luncheon. This is an opportunity for members of the Canadian Chamber, and Canadian business community in China, to gain insight from one of Canadaa��s most important ministries.


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The Honourable Chrystia Freeland

Minister of International TradeA�with the Government of Canada

Chrystia Freeland was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre in a by-election in November 2013, and then as the Member of Parliament for Universitya��Rosedale in October 2015.A�She was the Critic for International Trade in 2014.

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

After cutting her journalistic teeth as a Ukraine-based stringer for the Financial Times, The Washington Post, and The Economist, Chrystia went on to wear many hats at the Financial Times, including deputy editor, UK news editor, Moscow bureau chief, Eastern Europe correspondent, editor of its weekend edition, and editor of

Between 1999 and 2001, she served as deputy editor of The Globe and Mail, before becoming a managing editor at the Financial Times.A�In 2010, Chrystia joined Canadian owned Thomson Reuters as editor-at-large. She most recently worked as Managing Director and Editor of Consumer News. Chrystia was a weekly columnist for The Globe and Mail, writing extensively about the challenges facing the middle class.

Her books include Sale of a 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).

Chrystia is married and a proud mother of three children.

Event Details


Friday, July 8th, 2016 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM


Grand Ballrooms I & II,A�Grand Hyatt

Jin Mao Tower, 88 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu


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