Paul Martin Retrospective Gallery
Paul Martin Jr.
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Hamilton  -  Ontario  -  Canada
Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, (born August 28, 1938, in Windsor, Ontario), was
the 21st Prime Minister of Canada and is the outgoing leader of the Liberal
Party of Canada. He took office on December 12, 2003, succeeding Jean
Chrétien. On February 6, 2006, following his party's defeat in the 2006
general election he resigned as Prime Minister. According to Canadian
protocol, as a former Prime Minister, he is styled The Right Honourable for life.

Martin has been the Member of Parliament for the riding of LaSalle-Émard
in Montreal since 1988, and was previously Minister of Finance from 1993 to

On November 14, 2003, Martin succeeded Jean Chrétien as leader of the
Liberal Party. On June 28, 2004, the 38th Canadian federal election yielded a
minority government in which the Liberals under Martin remained in power. On
January 23, 2006, the 39th general election produced a minority victory for
the opposition Conservative Party of Canada, led by Stephen Harper. The day
after the defeat, Martin announced he would resign as Liberal leader, but will
continue to sit in Parliament. On February 6 at 9:30 A.M. EST at Rideau Hall,
Martin tendered his resignation as prime minister to Governor General MichaÃ
«lle Jean.(

Below is a chronicle of cartoons pertaining to Paul Martin Jr. drawn
from 1995 to the present day, and published in The Hamilton Spectator
Graeme MacKay.
Updated March 20, 2006