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Blue Planet: A mammoth dilemma

Thomas Jefferson thought mammoths might still be at large in the unexplored vastness of the American continent. But the mammoth was -- and is -- extinct and the reasons for its disappearance may contain lessons for today's extinction crises.
DAN WHIPPLE, UPI Science News

Under the Maple Leaf: Chretien booed

TORONTO, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Who said summer doldrums made politics slow?
MARK BLANCHARD

Under the Maple Leaf: Chretien booed

TORONTO, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Who said summer doldrums made politics slow?
MARK BLANCHARD

Chretien 'not campaigning' to save his job

TORONTO, July 24 (UPI) -- An embattled prime minister and an ailing pontiff shared more than just a stage this week; they faced similar questions about their on-the-job performance and t
MARK BLANCHARD

Under the Maple Leaf: Chretien vs. Martin

TORONTO, July 18 (UPI) -- So is it or isn't it?
MARK BLANCHARD

Under the Maple Leaf: Liberal leadership

They say money talks.
MARK BLANCHARD

Under the Maple Leaf: A coup by Martin?

It didn't take long, but the race to replace Jean Chretien as prime minister and leader of the Liberal party is getting nasty.
MARK BLANCHARD

Under the Maple Leaf: Martin v. Chretien?

Goodbye, G-8. Hello, barbecue season. Now that leaders of the world's most industrialized nations have cleared of out of Kananaskis, Alberta, Canadian politicians can get down to business -- and start their summer glad-handing.
MARK BLANCHARD

Think Tanks Wrap-up

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks.

Under the Maple Leaf: Chretien stands fast

TORONTO, June 14 (UPI) -- Canada's embattled prime minister rebuffed calls to resign from within his Liberal Party this week by seeking inspiration from a former world leader with his ow
MARK BLANCHARD

A weekly look at Canadian politics

Forget free trade, softwood lumber and cross-border security.
MARK BLANCHARD, United Press International

Chretien survives crucial vote in Commons

OTTAWA, June 6 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Jean Chretien, facing a caucus revolt over the dismissal of his finance minister this week, survived what was seen as a crucial vote in the House

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks.

Canada finance minister sacked in 'crisis'

TORONTO, June 2 (UPI) -- Canada's Deputy Prime Minister John Manley was sworn in as finance minister Sunday, replacing Paul Martin who was sacked after a rift with Prime Minister Jean C
RALPH JOSEPH
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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)
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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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Paul Martin."
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