“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Bill Graham (Canadian Politician)
Date of Birth:
March 17, 1939
William Carvel "Bill" Graham, PC, QC is a former Canadian politician. In 2006, he was Canada's Leader of the Opposition as well as the interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada between the resignation of Paul Martin and the election of Stéphane Dion as his successor. Graham was variously Minister of National Defence and Minister of Foreign Affairs in the cabinets of Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin prior to the election of the Conservative government.
Several days following the defeat of the Martin Liberal government in the 2006 federal election, Graham was appointed parliamentary leader of the Liberal Party and Leader of the Opposition. On March 18, 2006, following the party executive's acceptance of Martin's resignation as leader, Graham was officially appointed interim leader of the Liberal Party. Graham held the position until the Liberal leadership convention chose Stéphane Dion as Martin's permanent successor on December 2, 2006. Graham retired from the House of Commons on July 2, 2007 in order to clear his seat for a by-election. He is also a member of the Trilateral Commission.