M996.10.68 | G-7 Meeting in Naples
G-7 Meeting in Naples
July 8,1994, 20th century
Graphite on paper
43 x 35.5 cm
Gift of M. Serge Chapleau
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Cartoon (19139) , Drawing (18637) , drawing (18379) , politics (10928)
Keys to History
"As an artist, I am very proud of the pencil work in this drawing. While at the G-7 meeting, Mr. Chrétien kept his dictionary close at hand - his Italian wasn't very good (either), even with the dictionary!"
When Jean Chrétien came to power in Ottawa, many feared that his simple and direct manner would tarnish Canada's image at meetings of foreign heads of state. Nonetheless, during his 10 years as Canadian prime minister, Chrétien was responsible for advances on several important international issues.
As prime minister of Canada, Jean Chrétien participated in a series of international meetings. In 1994, he attended the G-7 meeting that took place in the Italian city of Naples.
In 1994, Jean Chrétien took part in his first G-7 meeting, attended as well by the leaders of the United States, France, Great Britain, Japan, Germany and Italy.
Jean Chrétien was elected to lead the Liberal Party of Canada in 1990 and served as the prime minister of Canada from 1993 to 2004.