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Stéphane Dion

Canadian politician

Stéphane Maurice Dion (born 28 September 1955) is a Canadian diplomat and former politician. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Cabinet headed by Justin Trudeau from 2015 to 2017.[1]


Stéphane Dion
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Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
November 4, 2015 – January 10, 2017
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byRob Nicholson
Succeeded byChrystia Freeland
Leader of the Opposition
In office
December 2, 2006 – December 10, 2008
Prime MinisterStephen Harper
Preceded byBill Graham
Succeeded byMichael Ignatieff
Leader of the Liberal Party
In office
December 2, 2006 – December 10, 2008
DeputyMichael Ignatieff
Preceded byBill Graham (Interim)
Succeeded byMichael Ignatieff
Minister of the Environment
In office
July 20, 2004 – February 6, 2006
Prime MinisterPaul Martin
Preceded byDavid Anderson
Succeeded byRona Ambrose
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
In office
January 25, 1996 – December 11, 2003
Prime MinisterJean Chrétien
Preceded byMarcel Massé
Succeeded byPierre Pettigrew
President of the Privy Council
In office
January 25, 1996 – December 11, 2003
Prime MinisterJean Chrétien
Preceded byMarcel Massé
Succeeded byDenis Coderre
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Saint-Laurent
Saint-Laurent—Cartierville (1996-2015)
In office
March 25, 1996 – February 6, 2017
Preceded byShirley Maheu
Personal details
Born
Stéphane Maurice Dion

(1955-09-28) 28 September 1955 (age 63)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Janine Krieber
ChildrenJeanne
EducationMA (Political Science) PhD (Sociology)
Alma materLaval University
Sciences Po
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He was a Member of Parliament of Canada for the riding of Saint-Laurent—Cartierville in Montreal since 1996. He was the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons of Canada from 2006 to 2008.

Since 2017 he has been ambassador to the European Union and Germany.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Wherry, Aaron (4 November 2015). "The redemption of Stéphane Dion". Maclean's. Retrieved 4 November 2015.