John James "Jean" Charest, PC (born June 24, 1958) is a Canadian politician who served as the 29th Premier of Quebec, from 2003 to 2012. He lost the provincial election held September 4, 2012 and resigned as Premier on September 19. He was the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada from June 25, 1993, until November 4, 1993. Charest was the leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1993 to 1998 and has been the leader of the Quebec Liberal Party since 1998. On September 5, 2012 Jean Charest announced he will be resigning as Quebec Liberal Leader and leaving politics.
01.04.2011 [Examiner.com] - The three hour march started from the city's business district near the Stock Exchange Tower and ended up in front of Premier Jean Charest's Montreal office on Sherbrooke near McGill College Avenue. The demonstration started to break up when a splinter
01.04.2011 [CTV.ca] - Many of the protesters began dispersing after the noisy march reached Quebec Premier Jean Charest's downtown office. Lemieux said a female employee in the Loto-Quebec building suffered a fractured arm during a scuffle with demonstrators who entered the
31.03.2011 [Around the Rings (subscription)] - Quebec premier Jean Charest is still holding out hope. He reiterated his long-held desire for the Winter Games in his inauguration speech earlier last month, and the task force he created last year to examine a future candidacy will decide next month
30.03.2011 [Globe and Mail] - See, for decades, politicians of all stripes have been spotted at Schwartz's in Montreal: Jean Charest, Daniel Johnson, Réné Lévesque. "There's no politics here," George Bowser, co-creator of Schwartz's: The Musical, told me when I interviewed him in
01.04.2011 [Toronto Sun] - Quebec Premier Jean Charest emerged from his self-imposed silence on election matters Friday to blast Prime Minister Stephen Harper's multibillion-dollar loan guarantee for a hydro development in Newfoundland and Labrador.
29.03.2011 [Toronto Sun] - As Sun Media's Eric Duhaime so ably pointed out, Quebec is the most indebted, taxed and unionized province yet, instead of delivering a budget that reflects the reality of its fiscal poverty, the Liberal government of Premier Jean Charest again beefed
24.03.2011 [Toronto Sun] - Instead, the government led by Jean Charest chose to keep its "lead" by increasing taxes, fattening the debt and creating a dozen new programs, organizations and public funds. Last year, the government spent $700 million more than it planned in its
19.03.2011 [The Militant] - MONTREAL—Tens of thousands of people from all corners of Quebec marched through downtown here March 12 to the offices of Quebec premier Jean Charest. The premier plans to present an austerity budget March 17 to the Quebec National Assembly that will
17.03.2011 [McGill Daily] - Last Saturday as many as 55000 attended a rally against Jean Charest's austerity measures – which will erode public support systems and strengthen the status quo – one that seemed largely ineffective. Notably, ten were arrested preemptively (ie with no
24.03.2011 [McGill Reporter] - Former McGill principal and current Governor General David Johnston, former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, current and former ambassadors, a federal cabinet minister, Premier Jean Charest, and a US governor are among the many who will
20.03.2011 [Calgary Sun] - He points to the example of Quebec Premier Jean Charest, who took money to fix the “fiscal imbalance,” then cut Quebecers' taxes. We think Nenshi would earn the respect of the province and whichever new leader takes the reins, if he stuck to his
14.03.2011 [CBC.ca] - Premier Jean Charest has said he wants to introduce the program across Quebec, which means all Grade 6 students would spend half the year learning English but Leif French says that would take a substantial investment. The professor at l'Université du
01.04.2011 [24 heures Montréal] - La foule a débuté la marche au Square Phillips et s'est terminée aux bureaux de Jean Charest, sur la rue McGill College. Les organisateurs avait construit pour l'occasion un immense requin fait de tissu qu'elle manipulait à l'aide de perche.