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Stéphane Dion
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Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
November 4, 2015
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Preceded by Rob Nicholson
Leader of the Opposition
In office
December 2, 2006 – December 10, 2008
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Preceded by Bill Graham
Succeeded by Michael Ignatieff
Leader of the Liberal Party
In office
December 2, 2006 – December 10, 2008
Deputy Michael Ignatieff
Preceded by Bill Graham (Interim)
Succeeded by Michael Ignatieff
Minister of the Environment
In office
July 20, 2004 – February 6, 2006
Prime Minister Paul Martin
Preceded by David Anderson
Succeeded by Rona Ambrose
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
In office
January 25, 1996 – December 11, 2003
Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
Preceded by Marcel Massé
Succeeded by Pierre Pettigrew
President of the Privy Council
In office
January 25, 1996 – December 11, 2003
Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
Preceded by Marcel Massé
Succeeded by Denis Coderre
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Saint-Laurent
Saint-Laurent—Cartierville (1996-2015)
Assumed office
March 25, 1996
Preceded by Shirley Maheu
Personal details
Born
Stéphane Maurice Dion

28 September 1955 (1955-09-28) (age 64)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Janine Krieber
Children Jeanne
Education

MA (Political Science)

PhD (Sociology)
Alma mater Laval University
Sciences Po
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Stéphane Maurice Dion (born 28 September 1955) is a Canadian politician. He has served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Cabinet headed by Justin Trudeau since 2015.

He is a Member of Parliament of Canada for the riding of Saint-Laurent—Cartierville in Montreal since 1996. He was the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons of Canada from 2006 to 2008.

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