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Weary Chrétien makes mistakes in last days of leadership race

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.

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The frantic pace proves too much for the candidate, who answers French questions in English.Chretien
Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: June 8, 1984
Guest(s): Jean Chrétien
Host: Knowlton Nash
Reporter: Jason Moscovitz
Duration: 2:05

Last updated: April 11, 2013

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