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G-8 Summit in Canada
WHP2002061309 - WHISTLER, CANADA, June 13 (UPI) -- Colin Powell, Secretary of State for the USA (R) makes a point to Bill Graham, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs at the G-8 Foreign Ministers' joint press conference in the Chateau Whistler, Whistler Village, June 13, 2002. Preceding the G-8 Summit in Kananaskis the G-8 Foreign Ministers' have spent the past two days discussing terrorism and Afghanistan, non proliferation, arms control and disarmament issues, conflict prevention and regional crises in the Middle East, India/Pakistan and the Balkans. mk/hr/H. Ruckemann UPI
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The Hon. William Carvel "Bill" Graham, PC QC (born March 17, 1939) is a former Canadian politician, who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of National Defence, and Leader of the Opposition and interim Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Graham grew up in Montreal and Vancouver, and was educated at Upper Canada College, Trinity College at the University of Toronto, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (where he was an editor of the Law Review and the gold medalist of 1964), and the University of Paris. As a student, he traveled in the Middle East and Europe. He married the former Catherine Curry in 1962, and they have a daughter, Katherine ("Katy", born in 1964) and a son, the freelance writer Patrick Graham (born in 1965).

After his graduation from law school, Graham went to Paris to pursue a doctorate of laws, with a focus on international law, as well as to improve his French. He also represented the Toronto law firm, Fasken's (where he had articled) in Europe. Upon returning to Toronto in 1968, Graham remained at Fasken's with a practice devoted largely to international trade and commercial law.

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