Wednesday, January 07, 2004
The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien
Heenan Blaikie LLP, one of Canada's leading law firms, is pleased to announce that the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, P.C., Q.C., B.A., LL.L., has joined the firm as counsel. Mr. Chrétien, who left the Office of Prime Minister of Canada on December 12, will primarily work in Ottawa but will also be active in the Montreal office as well as other Heenan Blaikie offices.
Mr. Chrétien was elected Member of the House of Commons in 1963. During his career, he also served as Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce, Minister of National Revenue, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, President of the Treasury Board, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources, Minister responsible for Francophone Affairs, Secretary of State for External Affairs, and Minister in charge of Social Development.
Mr. Chrétien received his law degree from Université Laval and was called to the Bar of Quebec in 1958. He is a member of the Ontario Bar. He was given an honorary degree in law by Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo (1981), an honorary doctorate from Laurentian University in Sudbury and University of Western Ontario in London (1982), from the Glendon College of York University in Toronto (1986), from Alberta University in Edmonton (1987) and Lakehead University in Thunder Bay (1988). Mr. Chrétien was also the recipient of honorary doctorates from Ottawa University (1994), Meiji University in Japan (1996), the Warsaw School of Economics in Poland (1999), the Michigan State University (1999), Hebrew University in Jerusalem (2000) as well as Memorial University in St. John's (2000).
Founded in 1973, Heenan Blaikiehas grown to become a large national firm, with 345 lawyers and close to 800 employees in its nine offices throughout Canada, namely Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Quebec City, Calgary, Sherbrooke, Trois Rivières and Kelowna.
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