Jean Chretien

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien

Full Name: Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien
Profession: 20th Prime Minister of Canada


Biography: 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.

Born: January 11, 1934
Birthplace: Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada
Age: 88 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn

Married Life

  • 1957-09-10 Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien (23) weds Aline Chaine (21) in Canada

Historical Events

  • 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 Paul Martin becomes Prime Minister of Canada after resignation of Jean Chretien

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