|Jean Chretien Retrospective Gallery|
|Graeme MacKay is the Editorial Cartoonist for...|
|HAMILTON - ONTARIO - CANADA|
|June 14, 2001|
|By the summer of 2001 Jean Chretien was finally signalling that his time in office was drawing to a close and encouraged potential heirs to step up.
Until the official leadership race had been called, Chretien had made it clear to prospective candidates that their campaigning for his job could not interfere with their current cabinet job. No other cabinet minister felt the pressure to the extent at which Paul Martin encountered it.