Jean Chretien Biography

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien PC OM CC QC known commonly as Jean Chrétien was the 20th Prime Minister of Canada. He served in the position for over ten years, from November 4, 1993 to December 12, 2003.

Born and raised in Shawinigan, Quebec, Chrétien is a law graduate from Université Laval. He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1963. He served in various cabinet posts under prime minister Pierre Trudeau, most prominently as Minister of Justice, Minister of Finance, and Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. He also served as deputy prime minister in John Turner's short-lived government. He became leader of the Liberal Party of Canada in 1990, and led the party to a majority government in the 1993 federal election. He was re-elected with further majorities in 1997 and 2000.

Chrétien was strongly opposed to the Quebec sovereignty movement and supported official bilingualism and multiculturalism. He won a narrow victory as leader of the federalist camp in the 1995 Quebec Referendum, and then pioneered the Clarity Act to avoid ambiguity in future referendum questions. He also advanced the Youth Criminal Justice Act in Parliament. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Jean Chretien
Full Name:
Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien
Nationality:
Canada
Profession:
Politician, Lawyer
Ethnicity:
French Canadian, French-speaking Quebecer
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
January 11, 1934 (84)
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
Marriages
Jean Chretien Timeline
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