Chrystia Freeland

Freeland participates in a media availability to discuss Canadian sanctions on Russia, as Russia continues to invade Ukraine, in Ottawa, Mar. 1, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Chrystia Freeland says there will be ’collateral damage in Canada’ over Russia sanctions

Politics Insider for Mar. 2: Canada bans Russian ships from entering its ports; Pierre Poilievre calls European leaders ’weak’; Jason Kenney stops municipalities from imposing their own public health rules
Trudeau is seen during a news conference where he announced the Emergencies Act will be invoked to deal with protests, on Feb. 14, 2022 in Ottawa (Adrian Wyld/CP)

The Emergencies Act: What’s ’seriously endangered’?

Paul Wells: Five PMs have had the Emergencies Act and declined to use it. The question now is whether Trudeau has met the ’stringent test’ laid out 34 years ago.
Anand, Trudeau and Joly listen to Freeland speak during a media availability following a cabinet retreat, on Jan. 26, 2022 (Adrian Wyld/CP)

No, really, we’re totally fighting for democracy

Paul Wells: On Ukraine, the Liberal government’s actions and rhetoric are starkly out of proportion. It is government by champion self-aggrandizers.
Ukraine's Prime Minister Denis Shmygal and Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly greet each other during their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine on Jan. 17, 2022. (Ukrainian Prime Minister Press Office via AP)

This just in: The PM has been phoning cabinet ministers

Paul Wells: Canada faces some hard questions on the Ukraine file. The latest release from the PMO suggests this government has nothing to say about it.
Freeland is seen via videoconference as she presents a fiscal update in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Dec. 14, 2021. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Freeland pledges $30 billion in pandemic spending

Politics Insider for Dec 15, 2021: A major fiscal update; sobering Omicron news; and Singh pivots on Bill 21
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland waits to appear before the House of Commons Finance committee, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Opposition pressing Liberals to address inflation ahead of fiscal update

Politics Insider for Dec 13, 2021: The war over Bill 21; fiscal update predictions; and Ottawa backtracks on South African COVID tests
Chrystia Freeland in Ottawa on Nov. 24, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

A new Chrystia Freeland biography signals possible Liberal leadership ambitions

Politics Insider for Nov. 25, 2021: Freeland has a new book; Erin O’Toole gives a ’fiery’ speech; and some inflation talk
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All together now: Childcare is not a boutique women’s issue

Shannon Proudfoot: Politicians have repeatedly referred to childcare as a mother’s problem, undercutting the essential fact that we all have skin in this game
Chrystia Freeland and Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on Oct. 21, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Chrystia Freeland kills COVID-19 income supports and announces replacements

Politics Insider for Oct. 22, 2021: Liberals plan a ’targeted approach’; the CPC gets stuck on vaccines; Moe problems
Chrystia Freeland in Ottawa on Oct. 6, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

A young Chrystia Freeland impressed Soviet Russia’s KGB

Politics Insider for Oct. 12, 2021: The finance minister’s notable past; Premier François Legault’s power; and a Canadian Nobel prize winner