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Stéphane Dion
Leader of the Official Opposition 

Biography

Party:                            Liberal Party of Canada
Date of Birth:              September 28, 1955
Birth Place:                 Quebec City, Quebec
Place of Residence:  Montreal, Quebec 
Family:                          Wife Janine Krieber, one daughter

Education

> Dion was educated at Laval University (B.A., M.A..), and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Doctorate in Sociology).

Political Experience

> Dion was elected Liberal party leader on December 2, 2006 at the party's convention in Montreal.

> Dion was named to cabinet in January of 1996 as part of a government national unity strategy before running in a byelection in Montreal's Saint-Laurent-Cartierville riding in March of that year. 

> He served as Intergovernmental Affairs minister beginning in 1996 and became Environment Minister in 2004. 

Professional Experience

> Dion was a professor at the University of Montreal before entering politics

Contact Information

Web site: www.stephanedion.ca

Email:      dion.s@parl.gc.ca

Address: The Honourable Stephane Dion, P.C., B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 
                  Leader of the Opposition
                  Room 409-S, Centre Block
                  House of Commons
                  Ottawa, Ontario
                  K1A 0A6

Phone:     (613) 996-6740

Fax:          (613) 947-0310

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