Martin government blend of old and new
from CBC.ca archives | Fri, 12 Dec 2003
OTTAWA - Paul Martin took a public oath and made a personal pledge as he became Canada's 21st prime minister on Friday, installing a government he vows will bring change to Canadian politics.
Emerging from Rideau Hall to a bright winter day in Ottawa after he and his cabinet were sworn in, Martin said it's "a great day for me ... I'm very enthusiastic and I'm very proud of my cabinet."
Martin has always said his campaign for the prime minister's job wasn't inspired by his father, who grasped for but never attained the Liberal leadership in the 1950s and '60s.