Canada's choice of Russia critic as top diplomat seen as a bold move

Canada's choice of Russia critic as top diplomat seen as a bold move
 

Canada's appointment of an outspoken Russia critic currently under sanctions from Moscow is a bold move by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he seeks to improve strained relations between the two countries.
Chrystia Freeland, who is of Ukrainian descent and fluent in Russian, was made Canada's top diplomat on Tuesday as part of the first major cabinet shuffle of Trudeau's 14-month-old Liberal government.
Her sharp criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin's aggression toward Ukraine and deep knowledge of the region could be a double-edged sword as Canada looks to reset relations with the... read more

 
11 January 2017 in World News, Views: 40
Source: Reuters
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