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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.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, February 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

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Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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