The suspect, one Evan Wade Brown, said he was protesting for social reform on behalf of students and the poor. He had scrawled "P.I.E. Minister" on the bottom of the paper pie plate.
Unlike the infamous Shawinigan Strangler incident, Jean Chretien did not assault the protestor in turn.
Note: All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.
The Quebec based pie-throwing group Les Entaristes has not claimed responsibility, instead fingering the sister organization the P.E.I. PIE Brigade. To learn more about Les Entaristes see http://www.entartistes.ca/