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Don't judge Prime Minister Martin by short-term standards

I spent four years from 1964 to 1967 in the closest daily contact and under great pressure as a professional civil servant assigned to Paul Martin Sr., as foreign minister. I knew the Martin family intimately. I had no domestic political responsibilities.

Prime Minister Paul Martin should not be assessed under short-term standards. The question I can answer is whether he is worthy. My credentials, and everyone should submit her or his to careful scrutiny, are based on close personal experience with Martin Sr., Martin Jr. and Lester B. Pearson for over 59 years.

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Don't judge Prime Minister Martin by short-term standards

I spent four years from 1964 to 1967 in the closest daily contact and under great pressure as a professional civil servant assigned to Paul Martin Sr., as foreign minister. I knew the Martin family intimately. I had no domestic political responsibilities.

Prime Minister Paul Martin should not be assessed under short-term standards. The question I can answer is whether he is worthy. My credentials, and everyone should submit her or his to careful scrutiny, are based on close personal experience with Martin Sr., Martin Jr. and Lester B. Pearson for over 59 years.

  

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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