Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Southminster United Church15 Aylmer Avenue
7:00pm

My Stories, My Times

with Jean Chretien
Hosted by Daniel Poliquin

My Stories, My Times

with Jean Chretien
Hosted by Daniel Poliquin
1
Thursday
Nov
2018
7:00pm
Southminster United Church
15 Aylmer Avenue
The Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien - Photo by Richard Siemens

One of the most popular Canadian prime ministers in recent history, elected to government for three consecutive majority terms, Jean Chrétien has some stories to tell. Join us for an unforgettable evening featuring many behind-the-scenes stories from a long, distinguished and colourful career.

 

October 2018 marks twenty-five years since Jean Chrétien took the helm as prime minister. In his new book, My Stories, My Times, he has picked up his pen to reminisce about his long years in the public eye, and the many luminaries he met and worked with.

 

Survival in politics requires stamina, creativity and toughness, as well as the ability to share a laugh now and again—qualities that the self-described “little guy from Shawinigan” never lost. In these days of “alternative facts” and politics-by-Tweet, these stories are a necessary antidote, told by a leader who always held fast to his vision of what Canada was and what it could be.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT HEARING ASSIST:

Our new Hearing Assist system will be operating at this event. If you have ever had a difficult time hearing an author on our stage (or are worried you might) please download the free "Audio Everywhere” app onto your phone and bring it along with your favourite headphones. The App is free from Google Play and the IOS App Store and will allow you to listen to the reading and conversation through your phone and headphones.

 

Books available for purchase at every event: Proceeds support our free children’s literacy programs.

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