Full Name: Jean Chretien [Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien]
Profession: 20th Prime Minister of Canada
Why Famous: The 20th Prime Minister of Canada, serving for over ten years from November 1993 to December 2003. He was strongly opposed to the Quebec sovereignty movement and supported official bilingualism and multiculturalism. After a narrow victory in the 1995 Quebec Referendum, he pioneered the Clarity Act to avoid ambiguity in future referendum questions.
- 1957-09-10 Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien (23) weds Aline Chaine (21) in Canada
- 1993-11-04 Jean Chretien is appointed the Prime Minister of Canada by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn
- 1995-11-05 André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien; he is thwarted when the PM's wife locks the door.
- 2003-12-12 Jean Chretien formally resigns as the Prime Minister of Canada