TORONTO — Former Prime
Minister Jean Chrétien will deliver the closing keynote at The Global Business
Travel Association (GBTA) Conference 2017 Toronto, which runs May 23-25 at the
Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
“We are delighted
to welcome our great country’s former Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien to
the stage at GBTA Conference 2017 Toronto,” said Nancy Tudorache, director of
operations for GBTA Canada, in a release. “It is a true delight to have a man
of his calibre and patriotism close our 13th annual GBTA Canada
conference, particularly during Canada’s celebratory 150th birthday year. Mr. Chrétien will no doubt impart stories of his
invaluable experience as a 10-year leader of our country and 20th Prime Minister of Canada.”
In November 1993, Chrétien
was sworn in as Canada’s 20th Prime Minister of Canada after winning a majority.
He was re-elected with majorities in 1997 and 2000. As Prime Minister, he stressed
balanced budgets, national unity and a strengthened place for Canada in the
world. His government’s legacy also includes a number of social reform and
humanitarian initiatives. Chrétien left the Office of Prime Minister of Canada
on Dec. 12, 2003.