Canada to send 100 police to Haiti

OTTAWA, July 7 (UPI) -- Canada will send 100 police officers to Haiti for two years as part of an international effort to stabilize the Caribbean nation.

Cocaine shipment caught

SYDNEY, Nova Scotia, July 1 (UPI) -- Canadian authorities in Nova Scotia say organized criminals tried to smuggle a big cocaine shipment on a cargo ship named after the prime minister's wife.

Canada's 137th birthday observed

OTTAWA, July 1 (UPI) -- Thousands of Canadians, clad in red and white, gathered Thursday on the lawns in front of Parliament Hill in Ottawa to celebrate Canada's 137th birthday.

Canada's Liberals win minority government

OTTAWA, June 29 (UPI) -- Despite losing 42 parliamentary seats, Canada's Liberal Party won a minority government with 135 seats, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., said Tuesday.

Close race seen in Canadian election

OTTAWA, June 28 (UPI) -- Polls opened Monday in Canada's hotly contested national election that had the Conservative party running neck and neck with the ruling Liberals.

Canada's Martin to skip Reagan funeral

OTTAWA, June 8 (UPI) -- Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin will not attend the Washington funeral of U.S. President Ronald Reagan, the Globe and Mail reported Tuesday.

Former Canadian official sues over job

OTTAWA, May 27 (UPI) -- Alfonso Gagliano, the former Canadian public works minister, Thursday filed a $3.3 million suit for wrongful dismissal, personal damages and lost wages.

Martin says no new taxes for health plan

TORONTO, May 25 (UPI) -- Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin has promised not to raise taxes to pay for his new multibillion dollar healthcare program.

Canadian campaign centers on taxes

OTTAWA, May 24 (UPI) -- Canada's electoral campaign between incumbent Liberals and the opposition is emerging as a choice between entitled bureaucrats and heartless conservatives.

P.M. Martin calls federal election

OTTAWA, May 23 (UPI) -- As expected, Prime Minister Paul Martin Sunday called a federal election, marking the start of a five-week campaign that will end in a June 28 vote.

Five arrested in Jewish school firebombing

MONTREAL, May 14 (UPI) -- Montreal police arrested four men and one women Friday in last month's firebombing of a Jewish school.

Canada: Terrorism spreading since Iraq war

MONTREAL, Quebec, May 11 (UPI) -- Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin said that global terrorism is on the rise since the United States led an invasion of Iraq to take down Saddam Hussein.

Bush, Martin discuss Iraq

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush called U.S.-Canadian relations Friday a crucial relationship following talks with Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin.

Bush disgusted over prisoner abuse claims

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush said Friday he was disgusted over the alleged mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. troops.

Bush wants border open to Canadian beef

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- The U.S.-Canada border should be open to live beef imports "as soon as possible," President Bush said Friday after talks with Prime Minister Paul Martin.
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Paul Martin
Incumbent Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin addresses his Liberal Party supporters on election night in his electoral district of Lasalle-Emard in Montreal on January 23, 2006. The Liberal Party took 103 parliamentary seats as it was defeated by the Conservative Party with 124 seats to form a new minority government. Martin was re-elected and becomes the official leader of the Opposition. (UPI Photo / Grace Chiu)

Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, PC (born August 28, 1938), also known as Paul Martin, Jr., is a Canadian politician who was the 21st Prime Minister of Canada, as well as leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.

On November 14, 2003, Martin succeeded Jean Chrétien as leader of the Liberal Party and became prime minister on December 12, 2003. After the 2004 election, his ministry retained power, though it was reduced to a minority government. Forced by a confidence vote, the 2006 general election produced a minority government for the opposition Conservative Party, making Stephen Harper prime minister. Martin stepped down as parliamentary leader after the election, handing the reins to Bill Graham for the interim. Martin stayed on as party leader until he resigned on March 18, handing that post to Graham.

Martin served as the Member of Parliament for the riding of LaSalle—Émard in Montreal from his election in the 1988 election to his retirement in 2008. He served as Minister of Finance from 1993 to 2002. He oversaw many changes in the financial structure of the Canadian government, and his policies had a direct effect on eliminating the country's chronic fiscal deficit by reforming various programs including social services.

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