A model citizen? A true patriot? A figure head of the nation?....not in this case! Jean Chrétien has been acting as Canada's Prime Minister since November 1993 and as head of the Liberal Party of Canada. Born in Shawinigan, Québec on January 11, 1934 as Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, Canada's leader is currently at the pension age of 67. He is a husband and father of three. Many Canadian citizens won't lie and tell you our leader is full of the positive characteristics that make a great national leader. Many tend to view Jean Chrétien as a very confused person that does not seem to have all of his gears turning at the same speed as the rest of the country. And many more believe that Jean may enjoy an occasional drink from time to time. On several of these occasions, Jean has public humiliated his country and his people. The following are just several moments in his life.... The Moments: At a press conference in the US, Mr. Chrétien was asked about the increasing number of drugs coming across the border between US and Canada. Somewhere in Mr. Chrétien's mind, he thought that the reporter was speaking about the increase in trucks (as in trade) crossing the border. Good Ol' Jean replied, "Trucks? It's good! Let them come across the border! We will take all we can get!" The crowd, the country and the president of the US sat in silence. What was this guy thinking? On November 5th, 1995, an intruder broke into the Prime Minister's residence at 24 Sussex Drive. The intruder, Andre Dallaire, scaled a fence, wandered the grounds and broke into the mansion. He confronted the prime minister's wife, Aline Chrétien, at the couple's bedroom door. She slammed the door and locked it, then awoke Jean, who found the situation so absurd, he thought she was having a bad dream, and the PM went back to sleep. It took Mounties seven minutes to respond to Mrs. Chrétien's call for help... let's see this situation happen in at the White House. Not only an embarrassing moment for Chrétien, but also the RCMP because of the lack of quick response. Wake up Jean, the only bad dream for Canadians is having you as leader! Last year, at the APEC conference in Vancouver , students from the University of BC protesting Canada's trade with Asian countries which do not have humanity laws for their people. Some students were arrested by the RCMP, and some were even pepper sprayed. When a reporter asked Mr. Chrétien about the RCMP's use of pepper spray on the peaceful protest, Jean did it again. Canada's leader replied, "Pepper? I put that on my plate." What about Canada's humanity laws against Jean? Then we have the "Mother of All" Jean embarrassing moments! On Flag Day, 1996, on a walk through Hull, Quebec, Chrétien was confronted by a group of protesters. Then it happened... As if Canadian Prime Minister had no bodyguards, he grabbed one man, Bill Clennet, by the throat and pushed him to the ground. The incident was shown across the country and throughout the world. It just happened that Jean was wearing a pair of dark sunglasses which made him look like a gangster or even the Terminator. Later, Chrétien joked about his actions which was later called "The Shawinigan Handshake". Mr. Clennet took legal action, however no Canadian really knows what the actual outcome was... And in this corner, the PM of Canada! Then there is always Chrétien and his strange english vocabulary. As leader of Canada, one would believe that the Prime Minister would speak proper English. In Jean's case, he sometimes gets his Francais and English a little mixed up... "Dar iss non dax reref dis ear." Dear God! With all the money that the government sucks from tax payers, could we not give him an english class other than those offer in Canada's public schools. This man must represent us abroad?! When King Hussien of Jordan dies, Chrétien doesn't bother to attend funeral service. He continues on with his ski trip. Don't bother to pay respect to a international leader, just keep on skiing... "Watch out for the tree Sonny!" At Canadian Forces Base Petewawa in Ontario, the Prime Minister gathers with Croatian refugees. He joins in on a basketball game with several of the refugees, perhaps as a friendly gesture,but he intends on playing in a three piece suit and dress shoes. Taking a jump shot, the Prime Minister slips and falls. He scraps only his hands but embarasses Canada yet again. Chrétien and Martin deciding the country's future Now Canadians must watch as the Finance Minister, Paul Martin, plays with the wallets of middle class Canadians... Where is the tax breaks? Where is the money going into use at?? Yes, perhaps the national deficit is decreasing but soon, so won't the population, as Canadians die sitting in waiting lines at the hospitals.. three patients in one bed. And our military is losing it's moral as their housing deteriorates, tanks rusts, and helicopters fall from the sky. But Ottawa thinks Canada is happy..? Canadian leaders worry more about lower the deficit than the health and well being of it's people. Millions of Canadians live below the poverty level.... but not in Ottawa. While people sleep on the streets from Vancouver to St. John's, members of parliment sleep in their warm beds. While senior citizens eat cat food, they eat lobster and little children. The road to Ottawa is short, but somewhere along the way, the representatives that voters elect there, forget who they work for. Instead of waging popularity battles in the House of Commons, shouldn't those high-paid clowns do some work. They contiually take holidays when nation problems are at hand. Creating problems instead of repair them, issues such as one which involved Natives. And what about those old unseen members in the Senate... what exactly do they do? Stop cutting the needs of the average Canadian, cut salaries and pensions of soft-handed politicians.