Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed chrystia Freeland (Chinese name Fang Huilan) as Canada’s finance minister and is expected to suspend Parliament to reset its government agenda. Freeland, 52, was sworn in at a ceremony in Ottawa on Tuesday. She also became Canada’s first woman to hold the post, and former finance minister Bill Morneau resigned on Monday amid growing disagreement with the prime minister’s office. Freeland, a former journalist, is arguably the most successful minister in Trudeau’s cabinet after being praised for negotiating a new North American free trade agreement with the United States. Her appointment was welcomed by economists and the business community. In the future, she will face an arduous task, on the one hand, to ensure that fiscal policies support the recovery, and at the same time, to control the size of the deficit when the epidemic crisis is alleviated. The Canadian government expects a record deficit of 16% of GDP this year. “Given the status and qualifications of Vice Premier chrystia Freeland, choosing her will reassure financial markets,” Doug Porter, chief economist at Bank of Montreal, said in an email. She is certainly not that kind of puppet figure. As a person who can stand on the key issues, choosing her will bring people a certain degree of confidence. “. After the rift with Trudeau proved irreparable, Morneau announced his resignation at a press conference in Ottawa. He said he told the prime minister earlier on Monday that he had no intention of running for the next election.