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Paul Martin

21st Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin

Profession: 21st Prime Minister of Canada

Nationality:
Canada
Canadian

Why Famous: The 21st Prime Minister of Canada (2003-2006), he succeeded Jean Chrétien as leader of the Liberal Party.

Born: August 28, 1938
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Age: 82 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo

Historical Events

  • 2003-12-12 Paul Martin becomes Prime Minister of Canada after resignation of Jean Chretien
  • 2005-08-04 Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaëlle Jean will be Canada's 27th and first black Governor General
  • 2006-01-24 After losing the federal election to Stephen Harper, Paul Martin resigns as leader of the Liberal party

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