Quotes by: Paul Martin

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The Right Honourable
Paul Martin
PC CC
21st Prime Minister of Canada
In office
December 12, 2003 – February 6, 2006
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Adrienne Clarkson
Michaëlle Jean
Deputy Anne McLellan
Preceded by Jean Chrétien
Succeeded by Stephen Harper
Leader of the Liberal Party
In office
November 14, 2003 – March 19, 2006
Preceded by Jean Chrétien
Succeeded by Bill Graham (interim)
34th Canadian Minister of Finance
In office
November 4, 1993 – June 2, 2002
Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
Preceded by Gilles Loiselle
Succeeded by John Manley
Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
In office
November 4, 1993 – January 24, 1996
Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
Preceded by Jean Charest
Succeeded by John Manley
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for LaSalle—Émard
In office
November 21, 1988 – October 14, 2008
Preceded by Claude Lanthier
Succeeded by Lise Zarac
Personal details
Born Paul Edgar Philippe Martin
(1938-08-28) August 28, 1938 (age 78)
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Sheila Ann Cowan
Relations Paul Joseph James Martin (father)
Children 3
Residence Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Alma mater St. Michael's College, Toronto
University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Profession Lawyer, businessman, author
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website PaulMartin.ca

Have you ever, on a cloudless night, looked down from a passing aircraft flying over Canada? Endless, glowing strings of cities, towns, and homesteads. Stretching on and on, one province to the next. With only the stars in the distance.
Paul Martin
If we do not step forward, then we step back. If we do not protect a right, then we deny it.
Paul Martin
For years governments have been promising more than they can deliver, and delivering more than they can afford.
Paul Martin
The facts are plain: Religious leaders who preside over marriage ceremonies must and will be guided by what they believe. If they do not wish to celebrate marriages for same-sex couples, that is their right. The Supreme Court says so. And the Charter says so.
Paul Martin
The achievements we forge in this place and in our nation will not be those of one person or one party.
Paul Martin
I rise today in support of Bill C-38, the Civil Marriage Act. I rise in support of a Canada in which liberties are safeguarded, rights are protected and the people of this land are treated as equals under the law.
Paul Martin
The vicious circle has been shattered. Canadians now enjoy the benefits of the virtuous circle.
Paul Martin
In Canada, women's rights are a vital part of our effort to build a society of real equality - not just for some, but for all Canadians. A society in which women no longer encounter discrimination nor are shut out from opportunities open to others.
Paul Martin
At a moment that comes rarely in the life of a country. It is a time when destiny is ours to hold.
Paul Martin
The people of Canada have worked hard to build a country that opens its doors to include all, regardless of their differences; a country that respects all, regardless of their differences; a country that demands equality for all, regardless of their differences.
Paul Martin
I rise in support of a Canada in which liberties are safeguarded, rights are protected and the people of this land are treated as equals under the law.
Paul Martin
As a people, we know what we can do, we know how to do it, and we just want to get on with it. How? By ensuring that Canada's place in the world is one of influence and pride.
Paul Martin
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