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Liberal leadership election, 1990
Date June 23, 1990
Convention "Olympic Saddledome,
"Calgary, "Alberta
Resigning leader "John Turner
Won by "Jean Chrétien
Ballots 1
Candidates 5
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The 1990 Liberal Party of Canada leadership election was held on 23 June 1990 in "Calgary, "Alberta. The party chose former "Deputy Prime Minister "Jean Chrétien as its new leader, replacing the outgoing leader, former "Prime Minister "John Turner.



Supporters in caucus: "Jack Anawak, "Mark Assad, "George Baker, "Reginald Belair, "David Berger, "Charles Caccia, "Coline Campbell, "Rex Crawford, "Keith Davey (Senator), "David Dingwall, "Maurice Dionne, "Ronald Duhamel, "Sheila Finestone, "Maurice Foster, "Beryl Gaffney, "Alfonso Gagliano, "Mac Harb, "Bob Kaplan, "Jim Karygiannis, "Leo Kolber (Senator), "Derek Lee, "Lawrence MacAulay, "Roy MacLaren, "Shirley Maheu, "Sergio Marchi, "Peter Milliken, "Dennis Mills, "Rey Pagtakhan, "Gilbert Parent, "George Proud, "Pietro Rizzuto (Senator), "Fernand Robichaud, "Bill Rompkey, "Roger Simmons, "Brian Tobin, "Lyle Vanclief, "Bob Wood

Supporters in caucus: "Maurizio Bevilacqua, "Jesse Flis, "Albina Guarnieri, "Jean Lapierre, "Paul Martin, "Jim Peterson, "Gilles Rocheleau, "Joe Volpe

Supporters in caucus: "John Nunziata

Supporters in caucus: "Tom Wappel

(Sources used: "30 MPs endorse Chrétien", Toronto Star, 24 January 1990; Shelley Page, "Liberal MPs jockey for favor with new boss over leadership", Toronto Star, 22 May 1990; Geoff Pounsett, "Missing Meech deadline won't kill Canada: Chrétien", Kingston Whig-Standard, 28 May 1990, p. 2; Ross Howard, "Liberal candidates fight over Meech Chrétien scolded by Martin, Copps ", Globe and Mail, 21 June 1990, A1; David Vienneau, "Martin says he'll run again", Toronto Star, 25 June 1990.)


Declined to run[edit]


Candidate Votes %
First Ballot
Chrétien 2,652 56.81%
Martin 1,176 25.19%
Copps 499 10.69%
Wappel 267 5.72%
Nunziata 64 1.37%
Spoiled ballots 10 0.21%
Total votes cast 4,668

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