Highlights / Jean Chretien


Payette and Chretien represent Canada at Chirac’s funeral

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette and former prime minister Jean Chretien joined a long list of foreign leaders past and present in Paris on Monday at a funeral service for Jacques Chirac, the French leader remembered at home for his folksy »

Economy, Politics

More than 3,000 Canadian entities, 3 former PMs, named in Paradise Papers leak

[Based on reporting by Valérie Ouellet, Dave Seglins, Rachel Houlihan, CBC News]  More than 3,000 Canadian entities and individuals, including three former prime ministers and key Liberal Party fundraisers, are named in the Paradise Papers, a leak of millions of records »

International, Society

Lloyd Axworthy and the continuing battle to rid the world of landmines

Still very much with us, landmines remain a scourge–by-products of the worst of mankind. An Afghan soldier searches for landmines with a metal detector in a training exercise in 2014. There are still 50 to 100 million active landmines around »

Politics, Society

Is Canada’s F-35 program turning into another Sea King debacle?

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and former prime minister Jean Chretien speak to the media in Hamilton, Ont., on September 13, 2015. © PC/JONATHAN HAYWARD As Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau prepares to formally assume power on Nov. 4, one of the first »

Economy, Politics

Economy likely will dominate campaign this week

The longest federal election since the 19th Century has entered it’s second half as public opinion polls continue to suggest that the race toward Oct. 19, voting day, remains very, very close–with all three major parties hovering around 30 per »

Politics, Society

Tribute for former PM Jean Chretien celebrates 80th birthday, 50 years of public service

To many Canadians, Jean Chretien was and is known as the “Little Guy from [the city of] Shawinigan” – a tough, political scrapper from Canada’s predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec who was first elected as a Member of Parliament in »