Chrystia Freeland, Canada's deputy prime minister, has been named finance minister by Trudeau, becoming the first woman in the role.
- Bill Morneau, after five years in the role, stepped down from the finance job due to pressure from the opposition parties.
- Freeland will now be responsible for guiding Canada's economy through recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
- Freeland is one of Trudeau's most successful ministers - she excelled as a negotiator of the North American free-trade agreement.
- As an intergovernmental affairs minister, Freeland played a crucial role in dealing with Canada's hostile provincial governments.
- Freeland will have a difficult task providing fiscal policy support during the recovery while also containing budget deficit.
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