Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland as his deputy. Freeland will be tasked with tacking the looming national unity crisis.
Freeland is known for leading the Canadian delegation during talks to renegotiate a new continental trade deal. She will also serve as minister of intergovernmental affairs.
Canada currently faces a myriad of challenges, including the recent strike by the Canadian National Railway workers. The unrest has affected the country’s exports, including grain and oil.
Former Trade Minister Jim Carr has been appointed as a special representative for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Trudeau believes the appointment will ensure his government has a “strong voice in Ottawa.”