Eddie Goldenberg

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Eddie Goldenberg
9th Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister
In office
Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
Preceded by Percy Downe
Succeeded by Tim Murphy
Personal details
Born 1948 (age 66–67)
Montreal, Quebec
Alma mater McGill University
Profession Lawyer

Edward "Eddie" Goldenberg, CM served as a senior political advisor to Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, considered among the most influential, with Jean Pelletier and Aline Chrétien.[1] Goldenberg served as then Prime Minister Chrétien's Chief of Staff during his term in office, before leaving to become a partner at the Ottawa office of law firm Stikeman Elliott LLP. Goldenberg is currently a partner at Bennett Jones LLP He was an influential figure behind Bob Rae's bid to become Liberal leader. Goldenberg is the author of The Way It Works, a bestselling book about his experiences working with Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.


  1. ^ Allan Fotheringham, "Aline, the power player," Maclean's, December 11, 2000, vol. 113, issue 50, p. 68.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Percy Downe
Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister's Office
Succeeded by
Tim Murphy