Jean Chretien Retrospective Gallery
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It's been a long road for the "little guy from Shawinigan." Just two years into politics, he cut his teeth during the height of the Cold War as Prime Minister Lester Pearson's parliamentary secretary. Later, he became one of Pierre Trudeau's most trusted MPs and over the course of 16 years served as minister of eight different portfolios.

And in 1993 the Liberal party's jack-of-all-trades grabbed the reins himself. In the decade following, he faced a Quebec referendum, an over-budget gun registry, a helicopter dispute and, most finally, a Liberal party scramble to appoint his successor. And he survived it all, with three terms as prime minister as proof. (CBC)

My job as editorial cartoonist at The Hamilton Spectator began just after Jean Chretien was reelected as head of government for the second time in 1997.  Below is a gallery of cartoons of the 26th Prime Minister of Canada drawn from 1997 to the present day.
November 4, 2003
A post PM post?
August 23, 2003
Vacationing With Jacques Chirac
June 19, 2003
Gay Marriage
April 8, 2003
Aging Hippy
March 1, 2003
Aging Sea King Past Retirement
February 19, 2003
Spending spree
April 18, 2002
The long good-bye
January 17, 2002
In search of a Legacy
September 22, 2001
Commemorating 9-11 victims
June 14, 2001
Crown Games
March 31, 2001
The court of King Jean
January 6, 2001
Meeting Bush
October 14, 2000
Exploiting Trudeau
November 26, 1999
Awakening Quebecois
June 26, 1999
Hunting Conrad Black
February 17, 1999
In Paul Martin's Shadow
September 11, 1998
Pepper spray PM
August 29, 1998
Golf Pro PM
November 25, 1997
APEC unwanted order
May 31, 1997
The 1997 finish line
Copyright 1997-2005
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December 11, 2002
Legacies
November 13, 2003
Two Prime Ministers
December 10, 2003
The Yawn Good-Bye
February 11, 2004
Scandal Discovery
February 2, 2005
Gomery Groundhog
February 9, 2005
Before Gomery
February 11, 2005
Is this the end???
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