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Bill Graham (politician)

Bill Graham (March 17, 1939- ) is Canada's current (December 2003) minister of Foreign Affairs.

Table of contents
1 Personal Life
2 Political Life
3 Honours
4 External links

Personal Life

He grew up in Montreal and Vancouver. He attended Upper Canada College, Trinity College, Toronto. the University of Toronto and the University of Paris where he received his Doctorate in Law. After some time in private practise, he went on to become a professor at the University of Toronto teaching subjects such as International Trade Law. He has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Montreal and McGill University.

Graham is married and has two children and three grandchildren. In 1960, Graham drove a Land Rover from England to Pakistan and back. The adventure took five months.

Political Life

He was first elected as MP for the riding of Rosedale (now Toronto Centre-Rosedale) in 1993. He was re-elected in the same riding in 1997 and 2000. Rosedale is a posh neighbourhood in downtown Toronto.

In parliament, Graham became a member and then the chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He was appointed minister of Foreign Affairs in a cabinet shuffle by Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien in January 2002. In December 2003, the new Prime Minister, Paul Martin, Jr, appointed Graham to the same position in his cabinet.


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