Chrystia Freeland is a member of Canadian Parliament for Toronto Centre. Freeland has served in various editorial positions with the Financial Times, The Globe and Mail and Thomson Reuters Digital, where she was the managing director and editor for consumer news before she announced her resignation to run for the Liberal Party nomination in the by-election to replace Bob Rae as the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre. She won the Liberal nomination on September 15, 2013 and was elected to parliament in the November 25, 2013.
Freeland has appeared several times as a panelist on Real Time with Bill Maher. She is a frequent guest on public radio's political debate program Left, Right & Center, produced by KCRW In June 2013 she held a speech at the TED Talks, speaking on the subjects of economic inequality, plutocracy, globalization, and "the growing gap between the working poor and the increasingly disconnected mega-rich."