Canada appoints new minister of foreign affairs
Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has announced his new cabinet after his recent re-election. François-Philippe Champagne has been appointed the new minister of foreign affairs, replacing former minister Chrystia Freeland. Freeland is now deputy prime minister.
Champagne was most recently the minister of infrastructure and communities from July 18, 2018– November 20, 2019, and previously served as minister of international trade from January 10, 2017– July 18, 2018.
While Freeland will retain NAFTA in her portfolio, the rest of the international file including relations with China, Saudi Arabia, the UN, and other trade deals will be Champagne's domain.