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  Charest, Jean
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AffiliationParti Libéral du Québec  
<-  2008-02-01  
 
NameJean Charest
Address
Sherbrooke, Québec , Canada
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born June 24, 1958 (60 years)
ContributorMonsieur
Last ModifedBJOJ
Jun 21, 2009 01:27am
Tags English - French - Quebecois - Moderate - Health Care Reform - Pro-Gay Marriage -
InfoJohn James "Jean" Charest

Jean Charest was trained as a lawyer. He practised law in Sherbrooke with Beauchemin, Dussault from 1981 to 1984.

At age 26, he was elected to the House of Commons in Ottawa as MP for Sherbrooke under the Progressive Conservative banner. Less than two years later, he was granted his first ministry, making him the youngest member of Cabinet in Canadian history. He served alternately as Minister of State for Youth, Minister of State for Fitness and Amateur Sport, Minister of the Environment, and in Kim Campbell’s government: Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Industry and Science, and Minister responsible for the Federal Office of Regional Development. As Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from December 14, 1993 to April 30, 1998, he distinguished himself as Vice-Chair of the National Committee of Quebecers for the NO side during the 1995 Referendum.

He was elected leader of the Quebec Liberal Party in April 1998 and received the most popular votes in the general election held on November 1998. Leader of the Official Opposition in the National Assembly from 1999 to 2003, he was elected Premier of Quebec in April 2003.

Born in Sherbrooke, Jean Charest and his wife, Michèle Dionne, have three children: Amélie, Antoine and Alexandra.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
11/08/2010-11/15/2010 Angus Reid 14.00% ( 0.0) 67.00% ( 0.0) 19.00% ( 0.0)
04/08/2009-04/13/2009 Ekos Research Associates 34.00% ( 0.0) 57.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Nov 15, 2010 09:50pm News Online petition demanding Jean Charest's resignation nearly crashes from traffic   Article Monsieur 
Aug 24, 2010 07:00pm Scandal Charest implicated in Quebec judge-naming scandal   Article Monsieur 
Apr 15, 2010 07:30am News Corruption allegations hurt Charest  Article Bob 
Jan 12, 2010 03:00pm General Charest slams Harper as prime minister stands nearby  Article Monsieur 
Dec 08, 2008 09:40pm News Charest wins 3rd mandate in Quebec   Article Jason 
Feb 19, 2007 03:00pm General [Jean] Charest climbs back from the depths  Article Monsieur 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.50000 Average

FAMILY

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  09/04/2012 QC Premier Lost 40.00% (-3.20%)
  09/04/2012 QC National Assembly - Sherbrooke Lost 34.60% (-7.81%)
  12/08/2008 QC Premier Won 52.80% (+12.00%)
  12/08/2008 QC National Assembly - Sherbrooke Won 45.24% (+7.64%)
  03/08/2008 PLQ Leadership Won 97.20% (+94.40%)
  03/26/2007 QC Premier Won 38.40% (+5.60%)
  03/26/2007 QC National Assembly - Sherbrooke Won 36.56% (+3.71%)
  04/14/2003 QC Premier Won 61.29% (+25.81%)
  04/14/2003 QC National Assembly - Sherbrooke Won 46.95% (+7.43%)
  11/30/1998 QC Premier Lost 38.71% (-21.77%)
  04/30/1998 PLQ Leadership Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/02/1997 CAN Prime Minister Lost 6.67% (-45.00%)
  06/02/1997 QC Parliament - Sherbrooke Won 57.93% (+29.02%)
  06/02/1997 CAN Leader of the Opposition Lost 13.79% (-27.59%)
  04/29/1995 Leadership Race - Progressive Conservative Party Won 96.04% (+92.07%)
  10/25/1993 QC Parliament - Sherbrooke Won 52.35% (+14.40%)
  06/25/1993 CAN Deputy Prime Minister Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/25/1993 CAN Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/25/1993 CAN Minister of Industry, Science & Technology Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/25/1993 CAN Minister Responsible for the Federal Office of Regional Development - Québec Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/13/1993 Progressive Conservative Party Leader Lost 41.98% (-4.82%)
  04/21/1990 CAN Minister of Environment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  05/27/2017 Conservative Party Leader Lost 0.00% (-50.95%)
  04/14/2013 Liberal Party Leader Lost 0.00% (-80.09%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Quebec Sovereignty Referendum - Oct 30, 1995 NO No