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|Topic:||The rise of China’s middle class and the power of the ‘Canadian’ brand in China|
|Speaker:||The Honourable Jean Charest|
With a public service career spanning close to 30 years, The Honourable Jean Charest is one of Canada’s best known political figures. Mr. Charest was first elected to the House of Commons in 1984, and became Canada’s youngest cabinet minister as the Minister of State for Youth at the age of 28.
In 1994, Mr. Charest was chosen Leader of the Federal Progressive Conservative Party, becoming the party’s first French Canadian leader. He held that position until 1998 when he became the Leader of the Québec Liberal Party. He then became Premier of Québec in 2003 and broke a 50-year provincial record by winning three consecutive election campaigns in 2003, 2007 & 2008.
Mr. Charest is currently a partner at McCarthy Tétrault where he provides invaluable expertise to the firm’s clients with his in-depth knowledge and experience in areas including public policy, corporate Canada and international matters.
Mr. Charest has had extensive political experience and vast knowledge on the topic, and will speak about the growth of China’s middle class and the power of the ‘Canadian’ brand in China.