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Jean Chretien

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, known commonly as Jean Chrétien (ʒɑ̃ kʁetjɛ̃) is a former Canadian politician who 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 ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Wynne's Ontario can no longer afford to ignore fiscal reality
2014-07-05
The most likely scenario, now that reality is smacking Ms. Wynne in the face, is that she will do a Jean Chrétien. Here was a prime minister who waltzed into office with a big smile in 1993 saying trust me and everything will be okay. He dawdled ...
(The Globe and Mail)

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    Jean Chrétien
    2014-07-04
    La voix de Jean Chrétien est venue s'ajouter à celles des personnalités qui souhaitent et qui pensent revoir rapidement les Nordiques à Québec. C'est du moins ce que l'ancien premier ministre du Canada a fait savoir, hier, en marge d'un hommage rendu ...
    (Journal de Québec)
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    2. Jean Chrétien veut revoir les Nordiques à Québec

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    Does Wynne get election subtext?
    2014-06-20
    Re-crafting the budget with a nod to fiscal prudence — the kind that prime minister Jean Chretien demanded of his finance minister, Paul Martin, in the mid-1990s — would be a powerful way to demonstrate that. Wheeling out the same budget plan ...
    (London Free Press)

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      Pipeline approval a choice for the past over the future
      2014-06-18
      We were at a similar crossroads a decade ago when the government of Alberta fought tooth and nail against then-Prime Minister Jean Chretien's ratification of the Kyoto Protocol. Since that time Canadians have been repeatedly misled on climate change: ...
      (Troy Media)

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        New London French-immersion School Named After Louise Arbour
        2014-06-16
        Arbour was appointed to the Supreme Court by Jean Chretien back in 1999, after she spent time in Ontario's top court since 1987. She famously worked as Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Rwanda and Yugoslavia in the 1990′s ...
        (Am980 London News)

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          Ontario: Liberals regain majority with union support
          2014-06-14
          But drawing from the playbook of former Prime Minister Jean Chretien, who instituted the greatest social spending cuts in Canadian history, while railing against the rightwing Reform and Canadian Alliance parties, the Liberals used Hudak as a rightwing ...
          (World Socialist Web Site)
          1. Kathleen Wynne leads Liberal flock to improbable election victory

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          Jean Chretien receives honorary degree from University of Winnipeg
          2014-06-13
          By Staff The Canadian Press. Jean Chretien received an honorary doctorate of laws at the University of Winnipeg on Thursday. ;. Jean Chretien received an honorary doctorate of laws at the University of Winnipeg on Thursday. Fred Chartrand/The Canadian ...
          (Globalnews.ca)
          1. Jean Chretien honoured with degree by University of Winnipeg

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          Former PM Chrétien receives honorary degree at U of W convocation
          2014-06-12
          Former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien was among the hundreds of students and staff who were awarded with fancy slips of paper today at the University of Winnipeg's spring convocation ceremony. Chrétien was awarded with an honorary doctorate of laws by ...
          (Winnipeg Free Press)
          1. Former PM Chretien Receives Honourary Doctorate From U of W

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          Photograph by: Ryan Remiorz , THE CANADIAN PRESS
          2014-06-09
          More than 1,200 delegates attended the opening of the economic conference including Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, Former Liberal premier Jean Charest, and former Canadian prime ministers Jean Chrétien and Joe Clark. In his speech, Couillard ...
          (Montreal Gazette)

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