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Big John has a long row to hoe

Hoover Time... Or, in the technical vernacular, time for Canada's Finance Minister and Deputy PM to do some major sucking up. John Manley got started last week with his surprise announcement that he was dropping out of the leadership race. He declared Paul Martin the next Prime Minister of Canada and said he would be "excellent." Mr. Manley is even going to start consulting with him on decisions, though Mr. Martin is still technically only a backbencher and a leadership candidate. Coming from one of the current PM's staunchest defenders, this statement appears to have pushed Jean Chrétien's into official lame duck territory and really piles on the pressure for him to leave before next February.

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Big John has a long row to hoe

Hoover Time... Or, in the technical vernacular, time for Canada's Finance Minister and Deputy PM to do some major sucking up. John Manley got started last week with his surprise announcement that he was dropping out of the leadership race. He declared Paul Martin the next Prime Minister of Canada and said he would be "excellent." Mr. Manley is even going to start consulting with him on decisions, though Mr. Martin is still technically only a backbencher and a leadership candidate. Coming from one of the current PM's staunchest defenders, this statement appears to have pushed Jean Chrétien's into official lame duck territory and really piles on the pressure for him to leave before next February.

  

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
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