Jean Chrétien

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The Right Honourable
Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien
PC, OM, CC, QC, LLD
20th Prime Minister of Canada
In office
November 4, 1993 – December 12, 2003
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Kim Campbell
Succeeded by Paul Martin
Member of Parliament
for Saint-Maurice
In office
1993 – December 12, 2003
Preceded by Denis Pronovost
Succeeded by Marcel Gagnon
Member of Parliament
for Beauséjour
In office
December 10, 1990 – 1993
Preceded by Fernand Robichaud
Succeeded by Fernand Robichaud
Member of Parliament
for Saint-Maurice—Laflèche (1963-1968) and Saint-Maurice (1968-1986)
In office
1963 – February 27, 1986
Preceded by Gérard Lamy
Succeeded by Gilles Grondin
Personal details
Born January 11, 1934 (1934-01-11) (age 80)
Shawinigan, Quebec
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Aline Chrétien
Relations Michel Chrétien, brother
Children Hubert Chrétien, Michel Chrétien, and France Chrétien Desmarais
Residence Shawinigan, Quebec
Alma mater Université Laval
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic
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Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien PC OM CC QC (known as Jean Chrétien) (born January 11, 1934), is a Canadian politician who was the 20th Prime Minister of Canada from November 4, 1993 to December 12, 2003, and leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 1990 to 2003.

Biography[change | change source]

Jean Crétien was born on January 11, 1934, in Shawinigan, Quebec. His Parents were Wellie Crétien and Marie Boisvert. In 1957 he married Aline Chainé, and they had 2 sons and 1 daughter. During his political career, he served as the Minister of Parliament for Shawinigan, the Minister of Justice, and Deputy Prime Minister. In 1990 he became leader of the Liberal Party, and in 1993 he was elected Prime Minister. He served as Prime Minister until his retirement in 2003.