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Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien

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20th Prime Minister of Canada
In office
November 4, 1993 – December 12, 2003
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded byKim Campbell
Succeeded byPaul Martin
Member of Parliament
for Saint-Maurice
In office
1993 – December 12, 2003
Preceded byDenis Pronovost
Succeeded byMarcel Gagnon
Member of Parliament
for Beauséjour
In office
December 10, 1990 – 1993
Preceded byFernand Robichaud
Succeeded byFernand Robichaud
Member of Parliament
for Saint-Maurice—Laflèche (1963-1968) and Saint-Maurice (1968-1986)
In office
1963 – February 27, 1986
Preceded byGérard Lamy
Succeeded byGilles Grondin
Personal details
Born (1934-01-11) January 11, 1934 (age 87)
Shawinigan, Quebec
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Aline Chrétien
RelationsMichel Chrétien, brother
ChildrenHubert Chrétien, Michel Chrétien, and France Chrétien Desmarais
ResidenceShawinigan, Quebec
Alma materUniversité Laval

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien PC OM CC QC (known as Jean Chrétien) (born January 11, 1934), is a Canadian politician who was the 20th Prime Minister of Canada from November 4, 1993 to December 12, 2003, and leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 1990 to 2003.


Jean Crétien was born on January 11, 1934, in Shawinigan, Quebec. His Parents were Wellie Crétien and Marie Boisvert. In 1957 he married Aline Chainé, and they had 2 sons and 1 daughter. During his political career, he served as the Minister of Parliament for Shawinigan, the Minister of Justice, and Deputy Prime Minister. In 1990 he became leader of the Liberal Party, and in 1993 he was elected Prime Minister. He served as Prime Minister until his retirement in 2003.