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Prime minister in waiting

Paul Martin Jr. has worn many crowns: captain of industry, slayer of the deficit, heir to his father's Liberal party leadership aspirations. But the crown he most desperately wanted took two decades to attain, and just two years to lose. Martin's ascent to the Prime Minister's Office was slow, calculated and fraught with obstacles. The CBC Archives website looks back at the political career of the Right Honourable Paul Martin.


Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Sept. 22, 2003
Guest(s): Stephen Clarkson, Susan Delacourt, John Duffy, David Hurley, Richard Mahoney, Paul Martin, Paul Martin Sr., Joe Volpe
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Leslie MacKinnon
Duration: 18:37

Last updated: January 16, 2012

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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