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SpouseAline Chrétien
FactReplaced as Prime Minister of Canada by Paul Martin

Jean Chrétien was born on January 11, 1934, in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada. His parents, Wellie and Marie (née Mallette) Chrétien, were both of French-Canadian descent. He has four siblings: Claude, Gérard, Louise and Huguette. Chrétien was educated at the local Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire school and the Séminaire Saint-Charles-Borromée. He went on to study law at the Université de Montréal, where he obtained his LL.B. in 1957.

Chrétien began his political career as an advisor to Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson. He was first elected to the House of Commons in 1963 as the MP for Saint-Maurice—Laflèche. He was re-elected in 1965 and 1968. From 1968 to 1974, he served as the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. In 1974, he was appointed Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce.

Chrétien was elected Leader of the Liberal Party in 1990 and became Prime Minister of Canada in 1993. He was re-elected in 1997 and 2000. During his time as Prime Minister, Chrétien oversaw the implementation of the Clarity Act and the Good Friday Agreement. He also oversaw the Canadian military’s involvement in the Kosovo War. He retired from politics in 2004.

As of 2021, Jean Chrétien’s net worth is estimated to be $8 million. He has earned his wealth through his career in politics and law.

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Full NameJean Chrétien
Height1.83 m
ProfessionLawyer, Politician
EducationUniversité Laval


SpouseAline Chrétien
ChildrenFrance Chrétien Desmarais, Hubert Chrétien, Michel Chrétien
ParentsMarie Boisvert, Wellie Chrétien
SiblingsMichel Chrétien

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1Stepped down as Prime Minister of Canada. Replaced by Paul Martin. [December 2003]
2Accepted a position at the Ottawa Law Firm that formerly employed the late Pierre Elliot Trudeau. [February 2004]
3Replaced as Prime Minister of Canada by Paul Martin
4When a stalker breached security at the Prime Ministers residence in the early 1990s, his wife, Aline, rendered him unconcious with an Inuit soap stone statue. This made him the subject of ridicule by Canadian Comics and the incident reflected badly on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
5A condition rendered the left side of his face frozen and his left ear deaf.
6Elected Canadian Prime Minister in November 1993.
7Has two sons, Michel and Hubert, and one daughter, France.




Establishing a Just Society (1972-1984)1994TV Movie documentary special thanks


Fièvre politique2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Prince of Pot: The U.S. vs. Marc Emery2007DocumentaryHimself (Prime Minister)
Breaking Point: Canada/Quebec - The 1995 Referendum2005DocumentaryHimself
The Greatest Canadian2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (as Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétein)
This Hour Has 22 Minutes: New Year's Eve Special2003TV MovieHimself - Former Prime Minister of Canada
Royal Canadian Air Farce1999-2003TV SeriesHimself
Attack on the U.S.A.: Canadian Service of Remembrance2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Life and Times2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Frank Truth2001DocumentaryHimself - Prime Minister of Canada
Mandela and the Children1998DocumentaryHimself
Bitter Paradise: The Sell-out of East Timor1996DocumentaryHimself (as Hon. Jean Chrétein)
Referendum: Take 21996DocumentaryHimself
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Establishing a Just Society (1972-1984)1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Le mouton noir1992DocumentaryHimself
Le choix d'un peuple1985DocumentaryHimself
Le confort et l'indifférence1982DocumentaryHimself (camp du non)

Archive Footage

NAPAGUNNAQULLUSI: So That You Can Stand2015DocumentaryHimself
Vancouver Vagabond2009DocumentaryHimself, Politician
Confessions of an Innocent Man2007DocumentaryHimself - Prime Minister of Canada
Canada A.M.2006TV SeriesHimself
Hardball with Chris Matthews2004TV SeriesHimself
The Corporation2003DocumentaryHimself, with George W. Bush (uncredited)
The Joke's on Us: 50 Years of CBC Satire2002TV MovieHimself
Bowling for Columbine2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Canada: A People's History2001TV SeriesHimself
Black October2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (Minister of Indian Affairs) (uncredited)
Just Watch Me: Trudeau and the 70's Generation1999DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Elvis Gratton II: Miracle à Memphis1999Himself (plays trombone) (uncredited)
1998Himself (uncredited)
The Canadian Federation1981DocumentaryHimself - Beside Trudeau (uncredited)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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