Paul Martin Retrospective Gallery

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February 18, 2005

Paul Martin had been nicknamed "Mr. Dithers" by a
prestigious international magazine, which slammed
the prime minister for being indecisive in his first 14
months in office.

The Economist, a British-based magazine read by
hundreds of thousands of influential people, panned
Martin's performance in an article headlined "'Mr.
Dithers' and his Distracting Fiscal Cafeteria."

Paul Martin has showed ' faltering leadership' as prime
minister, The Economist magazine said.  The article
said Martin seems like a faint echo of his former self â
€“ the tough, decisive deficit-cutter who won the respect
of international economic circles.

"Mr. Martin, a successful finance minister for almost a
decade until 2002, cannot quite shake off the
impression that Canada's top job is too big for him," it

"His faltering leadership has earned him the sobriquet
of 'Mr. Dithers."