Ex -Journalist Chrystia Freeland has become Canada’s 1st female finance minister:

On Tuesday, 18th August, former journalist Chrystia Freeland, and also the Deputy Prime Minister of the country, has been appointed as Canada’s finance minister after Bill Morneau resigned on Monday. She became Canada’s first female finance minister after getting the designation. She also keeps her job as deputy Prime Minister.

Nelson Wiseman, a political science professor at the University of Toronto said that “the appointment of Ms. Freeland will be very popular especially with women”.

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