Chrystia Freeland will become Canada’s new finance minister, the first female Finance Minister for Canada.
Freeland, former foreign affairs minister, is currently deputy prime minister and intergovernmental affairs minister.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make a few changes in accordance with his cabinet on Tuesday after Bill Morneau stepped down late Monday.
The ceremony will take place at Rideau Hall on Tuesday.
Morneau resigned as finance minister and also as the MP for Toronto Centre on Monday, after meeting with Trudeau.
Morneau said he did not plan to run in more than two election cycles and that it is the best time to let a fresh minister steer Canada through its post-pandemic economic recovery.
Both Morneau and Trudeau are being investigated by Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion after the Liberal government gave WE Charity a $43.53-million contract to administer a $900-million student grant program despite both their families having close ties to the charity.
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News source: CBC News