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The Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien

The Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien
Photo by Richard Siemens

The Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien was first elected to Parliament in 1963, at the age of twenty-nine. Four years later he was given his first Cabinet post and, over the next thirty years, he headed nine key ministries. From 1993 to 2003 he served as Canada's twentieth prime minister.

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