History

Jean Chrétien | Prime Minister of Canada

Jean Chrétien, at total Joseph-Jacques-Jean Chrétien, (born January 11, 1934, Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada), Canadian lawyer and Liberal Party politician, who served as prime minister of Canada from 1993 to 2003. The 18th of 19 children of a working-class family, Chrétien studied law at Laval University and was called to the bar in Quebec in 1958. …

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Brian Mulroney | Prime Minister of Canada

Brian Mulroney (born 1939) revolutionized Canadian politics, leading his Conservative party to its first successive election victories (1984, 1988) since early in the 20th century and breaking the Liberal stranglehold on the state of Quebec. As prime minister of Canada, he was responsible for a significant Canada-U.S. free trade agreement and also for sweeping proposals …

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Lester B. Pearson| Prime Minister of Canada

Lester B. Pearson also Known as Bowles “Mike” Pearson, prime minister 1963–68, statesman, politician, public servant, professor (born 23 April 1897 in Newtonbrook, ON; died 27 December 1972 in Ottawa, ON). Lester Bowles “Mike” Pearson, prime minister 1963–68, statesman, politician, public servant, professor (born 23 April 1897 in Newtonbrook, ON; died 27 December 1972 in Ottawa, ON. Pearson has …

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John G. Diefenbaker| Prime Minister of Canada

John G. Diefenbaker, prime minister 1957–63, lawyer, politician (born 18 September 1895 at Neustadt, ON; died 16 August 1979 at Ottawa, ON). Well known as a defense attorney before his election to Parliament, Canada’s 13th prime minister was an eloquent spokesman for”non-establishment” Canada both as a lawyer and as a politician. A supporter of civil …

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