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Alone at the Top
The Path to Power
Leading Canada
Private Life
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Banner: First Among Equals
Banner: Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, Jr.
Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, Jr.


Time as Prime Minister

December 12, 2003 - February 6, 2006


  • August 28, 1938, Windsor, Ontario


  • University of Toronto, B.A. Philosophy & History 1962
  • University of Toronto, LL.B 1965

Personal Life

  • Married 1965, Sheila Ann Cowan
  • Three sons


  • Former President, CEO and Director, The CSL Group Inc.
  • Former Chairman and CEO, Canada Steamship Lines Inc.
  • Former Corporate Director, C.B. Pak Inc.; Redpath Industries Ltd.; Fednav Ltd.; The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co.; Canadian Shipbuilding & Engineering Ltd.; Imasco Corp.
  • Read law with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Toronto
  • Lawyer (called to the bar in Ontario in 1966)
  • Former Vice-President, Power Corp. of Canada; Consolidated Bathurst Ltd.
  • 1991 to 1993, associate finance critic and critic for the environment for the Liberal opposition in the House of Commons

Political Party

  • Liberal
  • November 14, 2003  -  February 1, 2006, Party Leader


  • 1988 - present, LaSalle-Émard

Other Ministries

  • 1993-1996 Minister Responsible for the Federal Office of Regional Development - Quebec
  • 1993-2002 Minister of Finance

Political Record

  • Co-authored the 1993 Liberal "Red Book"
  • While Martin was serving as Minister of Finance, Canada recorded five consecutive budget surpluses
  • 1999-2001 Inaugural Chair, Group of Twenty (G-20)

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