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Jean Charest

1958 - Today

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John James "Jean" Charest (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ ʃɑʁɛ]; born June 24, 1958) is a Canadian lawyer and former politician who served as the 29th premier of Quebec from 2003 to 2012 and the fifth deputy prime minister of Canada in 1993. Charest was elected to the House of Commons in 1984 and would serve in several federal cabinet positions between 1986 and 1993. He became the leader of the Progressive Conservative (PC) Party in 1993 and remained in the role until he entered provincial politics in 1998. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Charest has received more than 735,032 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Jean Charest is the 15,943rd most popular politician (down from 14,310th in 2019), the 568th most popular biography from Canada (up from 579th in 2019) and the 49th most popular Canadian Politician.

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Among politicians, Jean Charest ranks 15,943 out of 15,577Before him are Paul Kaba Thieba, John Simon, 1st Viscount Simon, Vít Jedlička, Ahmed Kathrada, Rajko Đurić, and Paulo d'Eça Leal. After him are Joseph Lyons, Zinetula Bilyaletdinov, Einars Repše, Ana Pastor Julián, Herbert Morrison, and William Hobson.

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Among people born in 1958, Jean Charest ranks 381Before him are Peter Watts, Grigol Vashadze, Tim Kaine, Mark Mazower, Monica Guerritore, and Arto Bryggare. After him are Julio Alberto Moreno, Christian Brando, Frank Gambale, Juan Antonio Señor, Santiago Urquiaga, and Roberto Guerrero.

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Among people born in Canada, Jean Charest ranks 568 out of 1,350Before him are Barbara Hannigan (1971), Kevin Zegers (1984), Ken Kirzinger (1959), Beattie Ramsay (1895), Robbie Amell (1988), and Nicole de Boer (1970). After him are Helen Shaver (1951), Melody Anderson (1955), Deryck Whibley (1980), Victor Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin (1849), Adam Beach (1972), and Sarah McLachlan (1968).


Among politicians born in Canada, Jean Charest ranks 49Before him are Charles Tupper (1821), Jeanne Sauvé (1922), Patrick Roy (1965), Hilda Cameron (1912), Marc Garneau (1949), and Beattie Ramsay (1895). After him are Victor Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin (1849), Jack Layton (1950), Ken Dryden (1947), Gaétan Boucher (1958), Patricia Jones (1930), and S. I. Hayakawa (1906).