Paul Martin
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"Paul Edgar Philippe Martin" , also known as "Paul Martin, Jr.", is a Canadian politician who was the List of Prime Ministers of Canada/21st Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Liberal Party of Canada after being the Canadian Minister of Finance.

On November 14, 2003, Martin succeeded Jean Chr├ętien as leader of the Liberal Party and became prime minister on December 12, 2003. After the Canadian federal election, 2004/2004 election, his Liberal Party retained power, though it was reduced to a minority government. Forced by a motion of no confidence/confidence vote, the Canadian federal election, 2006/2006 general election produced a minority government for the opposition Conservative Party of Canada/Conservative Party, making Stephen Harper prime minister. Martin stepped down as parliamentary leader after the election, handing the reins to Bill Graham (Canadian politician)/Bill Graham for the interim. Martin stayed on as party leader until he resigned on March 18, being Liberal Party of Canada leadership election, 2006/eventually succeeded by Stephane Dion.

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