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									Alasdair Graham
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Alasdair Bernard Graham, PC (born May 21, 1929 in Dominion, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian politician, journalist and
businessman.

Career
Graham attempted to win a seat in the Canadian House of Commons in the 1958 election from Nova Scotia, but was
defeated in the attempt. In 1972, he was appointed to the Senate of Canada by Pierre Trudeau. Graham served as president
of the Liberal Party of Canada from 1976 until 1980. In 1995, he became deputy government leader in the Senate, and was
promoted to Leader of the Government in the Senate in 1997, joining the Cabinet as Nova Scotia's sole representative. The
Liberals had lost all of its seats in the province in the 1997 election. He served in Cabinet until 1999 when Chrétien replaced
him with Bernie Boudreau in the hope that appointing Boudreau to the Senate would help him win a seat in the 2000 election.

Retirement
Graham retired from the Senate in 2004 upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75. His son, Danny Graham, served
as leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party from 2002 to 2004.

External links
      Alasdair Graham - Parliament of Canada biography

                                                    26th Ministry – Cabinet of Jean Chrétien

                                                                 Cabinet Posts (1)

                          Predecessor                                   Office                                 Successor

                                                     Leader of the Government in the Senate
                         Joyce Fairbairn                                                                    Bernie Boudreau
                                                                     1997–2000

                                                               Party political offices

                                                         President of the Liberal Party of
                           Preceded by                                                                        Succeeded by
                                                                       Canada
                          Gildas Molgat                                                                    Norman MacLeod
                                                                     1976–1980

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