Jean Chretien - age: 89

Jean Chretien

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20th Prime Minister of Canada, an office he held from 1993 to 2003. He resigned amid accusations about his involvement in the Sponsorship Scandal.While he was the Prime Minister of Canada he was strongly opposed to the Quebec sovereignty movement.While he was in office as the 20th Prime Minister of Canada, Queen Elizabeth II served as the Constitutional Monarch.

BEFORE FAME

In his youth, he suffered an attack of Bell's palsy, permanently leaving the left side of his face partially paralyzed.

PERSONAL LIFE

He met his wife, Aline Chaine when they were 13, and they married in September 1957.

Historical Events in the Life of Jean Chretien

1993-11-4 Jean Chretien is appointed the Prime Minister of Canada by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn
1995-11-5 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

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World Leader Jean Chretien were born on Thursday, birthstone is Garnet, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of Dog, it is 10 days until Jean Chretien next birthday.

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