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 68–69)
Montreal, Quebec
Alma mater McGill University
Profession Lawyer

Edward "Eddie" Goldenberg, CM served as a senior political advisor to Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien with Jean Pelletier and Aline Chrétien.[1] Goldenberg first worked for Chrétien in 1972 with a summer internship after completing his first year at McGill University Faculty of Law.[2] Goldenberg later served as 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 later became a partner at Bennett Jones LLP.[3] He was a supporter of Bob Rae's bid to become Liberal leader in 2006.[4] Goldenberg is the author of The Way It Works, a bestselling book about his experiences working with Chrétien.[2] He was described as Chrétien's "Machiavelli."[2]


  1. ^ Allan Fotheringham, "Aline, the power player," Maclean's, December 11, 2000, vol. 113, issue 50, p. 68.
  2. ^ a b c "Chrétien's Machiavelli". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  3. ^ "Bennett Jones taps horsey set to land Dodge". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  4. ^ "Let the real work begin". National Post. Retrieved 2015-11-08. [permanent dead link]

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