Former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien was in Saskatoon Wednesday, chatting with former Saskatchewan Premier Roy Romanow about Canada’s past and future.
Chrétien served 10 years in office between 1993 and 2003, holding office with three straight majority governments.
He says a leader of a country always faces some challenges, but being Prime Minister of Canada has its benefits.
“We have good race relations, tolerance,” Chretien told the audience in Saskatoon. “We have diversity and two official languages. We may be the envy of the world with the values we have in Canada.”
Chrétien is the first of three former Prime Ministers in a series of conversations at the U of S as part of Canada’s 150th Anniversary.
Kim Campbell and Paul Martin will also address students and staff at the university later this year.