Hon. Jean Chretien
Minister of Canada
(November 4, 1993 to December 12, 2003)
July 11, 1934
Place of Residence: Ottawa, Ontario
Wife, Aline Chaine, Children, France, Hubert and Michel
> St. Joseph Seminary, Trois-Rivieres, B.A., 1955
> Laval University, LL.L, 1958
> First elected to the House of Commons (Saint-Maurice—Laflèche), 1963.Appointed Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, July 1965 .
> Held various cabinet portfolios in the governments of Lester B. Pearson and Pierre Elliot Trudeau including Minister of Finance; Minister of National Revenue; Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development; President of the Treasury Board; Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce; Minister of Finance; Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Minister of State for Social Development; Minister responsible for constitutional negotiations; Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources, April 1967 – June
> Lost bid to lead the Liberal Party of Canada to the Right Honourable John Turner; appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for External Affairs in Turner government, June 1984.
> Re-elected Member of Parliament (Saint-Maurice); appointed Critic for External Affairs, September 1984.
> Resignation from the House of Commons, February 1986.
> Successful bid to lead the Liberal Party of Canada, June 1990.
> Elected Member of Parliament (Beauséjour) in a by-election, December 1990.
> Re-elected Member of (St-Maurice). Liberal party won a majority of seats in the House of Commons, October 25, 1993.
> Sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada, November 1993.
> Won went on to win two more majority governments in 1997 and
> Faced a caucus revolt announced his early resignation in
> Called to the Bar; joined the law firm of Chrétien, Landry, Deschênes, Trudel and Normand (Shawinigan), 1958.
> Director of the Bar (Trois-Rivières), 1962-63.
> Counsel with the law firm Lang Michener Lawrence and Shaw, March 1986 to June 1990.