Paul Martin Biography

Paul Edgar Philippe Martin PC CC, also known as Paul Martin, Jr., is a Canadian politician who was the 21st Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Liberal Party of Canada after being the Canadian Minister of Finance.

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 Liberal Party 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, being eventually succeeded by Stephane Dion.

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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Paul Martin
Nationality:
Canada
Profession:
Lawyer, Businessperson, Politician
Ethnicity:
Métis people
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
August 28, 1938 (83)
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
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