STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER
May 17,2005

Prime Minister Paul Martin today made the following statement: "Last night, after returning from Atlantic Canada, I met with Belinda Stronach at 24 Sussex Drive to talk with her about the current political situation, about all that is at stake with Thursday’s vote on the budget -- and, most of all, about what is required to build a stronger, better future for all Canadians.

ADDRESS BY PRIME MINISTER PAUL MARTIN TO THE FAREWELL DINNER OF V-E DAY 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
May 09,2005


ADDRESS BY PRIME MINISTER PAUL MARTIN TO THE NATION
April 21,2005

Good evening.

I want to talk to you directly tonight – about the problems in the sponsorship program; about how I’ve responded to them as your prime minister; and about the timing of the next general election.

Let me speak plainly: what happened with the sponsorship file occurred on the watch of a Liberal government. Those who were in power are to be held responsible. And that includes me.

I was the Minister of Finance. Knowing what I've learned this past year, I am sorry that we weren’t more vigilant - that I wasn't more vigilant. Public money was misdirected and misused. That’s unacceptable. And that is why I apologized to the Canadian people a year ago.

Prime Minister Paul Martin comments on the Gomery Commission
April 11,2005

REPORTER: ...question in English whether you think that you have the moral authority to govern, and also, what do you think you need to do to convince Canadians that you do have that authority?

As It Happens, CBC Radio One interview with Steven MacKinnon, National Director of the Liberal Party of Canada.
April 11,2005

CBC: It's their party, but they won't cry no matter how they want to. Many grassroots Liberals are worried that the latest revelations from the Gomery Inquiry may end their run as Canada's natural governors. But the behind the scenes brass are putting on brave faces. Steven MacKinnon is the National Director of the Liberal Party of Canada, we reached him in Ottawa. Mr. MacKinnon, you are still with the Liberal Party?

ADDRESS BY PRIME MINISTER PAUL MARTIN AT THE BIENNIAL CONVENTION
March 04,2005

This is the first chance we’ve had to get together since the election campaign. Looking back, I can say the final two weeks of that campaign were fun. The first two weeks – not so much. But that’s the time when all of you showed your steel and your determination. That’s when you redoubled your efforts -- candidates knocked on more doors, volunteers put in more hours. And because of that, because of you, we were chosen by Canadians to form the government. And now, we are making the most of it. Together, we are moving Canada forward.
Too many good people, good friends, good MPs, good candidates, did not take their place following the election. But this evening, let me say: We are determined to ensure that these Liberals, and many more, join us in the House of Commons the next time.

Think back: It was less than a year ago that we were on the campaign trail. We made commitments to the people of our nation. We asked them to choose the Canada they want. We offered a plan to help Canadians seize their potential. And we have delivered on our word. Time and again, we have sent the same message to Canadians: Promise made, promise kept.

Speech by Michael Ignatieff
March 03,2005


The Budget Speech 2005 : Finance Minister Ralph Goodale
February 23,2005

Mr. Speaker, let me begin by expressing my appreciation to all those who have helped in the preparation of this 2005 federal budget—from the many organizations and professional groups that presented expert briefs, to Canadians from every corner of the country who submitted individual letters and ideas.

Address by PM Paul Martin on bill C-38 (The civil marrage act)
February 15,2005

I rise today in support of Bill C-38, the Civil Marriage Act. I rise in support of a Canada in which liberties are safeguarded, rights are protected and the people of this land are treated as equals under the law.

MICHAEL EIZENGA, PRESIDENT, LIBERAL PARTY OF CANADA LPCA
January 28,2005

A year ago the new national executive decided to begin its term by holding its first meeting here in Alberta. What I told you then was that the party had to get organized; well funded and be ready to go to the polls at any time. It's been quite a year but sometimes the more things change the more they remain the same because what I want to say to you this year is that we need to be organized, well funded and ready to go to the polls at any time.

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