Alfred A. Knopf Canada and Editions du Boréal to publish Jean Chrétien's memoirs

    TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - Alfred A. Knopf Canada and Editions du Boréal
are proud to announce that they will be publishing the memoirs of former prime
minister Jean Chrétien. A PASSION FOR POLITICS will be published
simultaneously in English and French and will arrive in bookstores in October
    "We are absolutely thrilled to be publishing such an important book of
record," says Louise Dennys, Executive Publisher of Knopf Canada. "Jean
Chrétien's remarkable life and extraordinary career as a politician and a
statesman make this essential reading, not only for its intelligence but for
the great insights into the career of, arguably, Canada's most successful
prime minister." Adds Pascal Assathiany, General Manager of Editions du
Boréal, "Boréal is happy to be publishing this important contribution to the
collective memory, and its simultaneous publication in the two official
languages makes this the publishing event of the year."
    A PASSION FOR POLITICS is Jean Chrétien's own account, told from the
heart, of his ten years as Canada's prime minister. In the decade 1993-2003,
Chrétien won three majority elections as leader of the Liberal Party of
Canada. When he came to power, he found the country in a dreadful state and
dangerously in debt. Ever the fighter, he wiped out the deficit in just four
years and fulfilled most of the economic and social promises he had made in
his famous Red Books. He tells us, from the inside, the story of the
cliffhanger Quebec referendum, how he kept Canada out of the war in Iraq,
signed Kyoto, led annual Team Canada trade missions and participated in myriad
international organizations.
    Chrétien's keen insights into the workings of government, his uncanny
political instincts and candid reflections on his time in office, combined
with his great gift to tell a good story, will make A PASSION FOR POLITICS the
political book of 2007.
    For more information, please contact Scott Sellers at (416) 957-1564.

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For further information: Scott Sellers at (416) 957-1564.

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