Jean-Chretien

CP

Chretien Endorses NDP Defector

A former Canadian Prime Minister once known for his “Shawinigan handshake” is wading into the Sudbury, Ont., provincial byelection — just as an influential union makes some aggressive moves in the cam...
CP

Chretien: Iraq Mission 'A Done Deal'

OTTAWA - Former prime minister Jean Chretien says the federal government's decision to send special forces to northern Iraq to help fight an extremist group could pull Canada into further commitments...
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Why Maxime Bernier is Consistently Wrong

One could wonder how the 1980 and 1995 referendums would have turned out with a Joe Clark or a Preston Manning as Prime Minister rather than Pierre Trudeau or Jean Chrétien. One could point out that Madame Marois was elected in 2012 through denouncing the Harper government's ultraconservative policies. One could well denounce the unilateralism, lack of dialogue and boondoggles that marked federal-provincial relations under Harper, as well as the Conservative government's hodge-podge of ill-advised political decisions with respect to health, justice, training, old age security, immigration... decisions which are proving costly to the provinces.