Deputy PM Freeland caught speeding on Alberta highway

Chrystia Freeland was caught driving 132km/h while travelling between Grande Prairie and Peace River. She was fined $273, which she has paid in full.

Canada’s deputy prime minister apparently felt the need for speed while driving in Alberta last week.

CityNews can confirm Chrystia Freeland was pulled over for driving 132 km/hr on a highway between the northern Alberta municipalities of Grande Prairie and Peace River. The maximum speed limit on Alberta highways is 110 km/hr.

The federal finance minister was given a ticket for $273, which she has paid in full.

Her schedule shows she was touring an energy production facility in Peace River on Aug. 15.


Freeland represents the Toronto riding of University-Rosedale and mentioned she did not own a car while speaking to reporters earlier this year.

“A fact that still shocks my dad is I don’t actually own a car because I live in downtown Toronto,” said Freeland in July.

Freeland was born in Peace River and was first elected as a Liberal MP in 2013. She was named Canada’s deputy prime minister in 2019, and has been the federal finance minister since 2020.

With files from CityNews Parliament Hill reporter Cormac Mac Sweeney

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