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Canada's strong-willed foreign minister leads trade talks


September 6, 2018

TORONTO (AP) — She is many things that would seem to irritate President Donald Trump: a liberal Canadian former journalist.

That makes Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland an unusual choice to lead Canada's negotiations over a new free trade deal with a surprisingly hostile U.S. administration.

Recruited into politics by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Freeland has already clashed with Russia and Saudi Arabia. Those who know her say she's unlikely to back down in a confrontation with Trump.

"She is everything the Trump administration loathes," said Sarah Goldfeder, a former official with the...

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