From Prime Minister to Professional Legal Counsel …

Former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien left the Office of Prime Minister on December 12th, 2003, after serving in power since November 1993 (more than 10 years). He was essentially forced to quit after rival and his former Minister of Finance Paul Martin won the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada — effectively making him a lame duck Prime Minister.

Shortly after leaving office and resigning as Member of Parliament for St. Maurice–Laflèche, Mr. Chrétien join the Montréal based law firm of Heenan Blaikie LLP as professional legal counsel. However, his employee page was not immediately added to the Web site. Now it has and he’s gone from the top job in the Canadian government to legal counsel. The page also lists his e-mail address, but I’m not sure if he will respond.

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