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Chrétien on leaving politics

It was a hardscrabble climb to the top for Jean Chrétien. "The little guy from Shawinigan" surprised everyone - except himself - by finding his way to the summit of Canadian politics. From the pool hall political debates of his childhood to the opulent offices of Ottawa, CBC Radio and Television capture the long, colourful career of Canada's 20th prime minister.

After his surpise resignation, Chrétien says he originally intended to stay in politics for 10 years and, after 23, he looks forward to spending time with his grandchildren.

Chretien

Medium: Television
Program: The Journal
Broadcast Date: Feb. 27, 1986
Guest(s): Jean Chrétien
Host: Bill Cameron, Barbara Frum
Duration: 8:46

Last updated: April 11, 2013

Page consulted on February 27, 2014

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