Jean Chrétien

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Jean Chrétien

Jean Chrétien 2010.jpg
Chrétien in 2010
20th Prime Minister of Canada
In office
November 4, 1993 – December 12, 2003
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralRay Hnatyshyn
Roméo LeBlanc
Adrienne Clarkson
DeputySheila Copps (1993–1996, 1996–1997)
Herb Gray (1997–2002)
John Manley (2002–2003)
Preceded byKim Campbell
Succeeded byPaul Martin
Leader of the Opposition
In office
December 21, 1990 – November 4, 1993
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralRay Hnatyshyn
Prime MinisterBrian Mulroney
Kim Campbell
Preceded byHerb Gray
Succeeded byLucien Bouchard
Leader of the Liberal Party
In office
June 23, 1990 – December 12, 2003
Preceded byJohn Turner
Succeeded byPaul Martin
2nd Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
18th Secretary for External Affairs
In office
June 30, 1984 – September 17, 1984
Prime MinisterJohn Turner
Preceded byAllan MacEachen
Succeeded byErik Nielsen (Deputy Prime Minister)
Joe Clark (External Affairs)
7th Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources
In office
September 10, 1982 – June 30, 1984
Prime MinisterPierre Trudeau
Preceded byMarc Lalonde
Succeeded byGerald Regan
Member of Parliament
for Saint-Maurice
In office
September 12, 1968 – February 27, 1986
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byGilles Grondin
In office
January 17, 1994 – May 23, 2004
Preceded byDenis Pronovost
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien

(1934-01-11) January 11, 1934 (age 86)
Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Aline Chaîné (m. 1957)
Children3, including France Chrétien Desmarais
RelativesMichel Chrétien (brother)
Raymond Chrétien (nephew)
Alma materUniversité Laval

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.[1] 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien - Canada's 20th Prime Minister". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 11 October 2016.