Paul Martin

Tête à Tête

Paul Martin

The Revue Politique “Tête à Tête” series delves into the lives of newsmakers, movers and shakers. In these in-depth and personal conversations, Pierre Donais sits down with guests to discuss their life experiences and to reveal what drives them today.

In this episode, Pierre speaks with Paul Martin, who was prime minister of Canada from 2003 to 2006.

Mr. Martin followed in the footsteps of his father, Paul Martin, Sr., who held various ministerial posts during his 39-year career in federal politics. Paul Martin, Jr., was born on August 28, 1938, in Windsor, Ontario. He was admitted to the Bar in 1966. In the course of his political career, he was minister of finance from 1993 to 2002. On September 25, 2003, he was chosen as the first Chair of the G-20. He became the 21st prime minister of Canada on December 12, 2003. After the Liberals’ defeat in the January 23, 2006 election, Mr. Martin announced that he would not be the leader of his party in the next election.


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Pierre Donais

Drawing on four decades of radio and TV experience, Pierre has a reputation for being as personable as he is astute. He joined CPAC in 2003 to host Revue Politique, a nightly review of the day’s politics for Francophone viewers. He also delves into the personal with guests on Tête à Tête. A former anchor and journalist at TQS and Télémédia CIMF-FM in Outaouais, Pierre also served as radio host and station manager. He has recently completed his Master’s degree in law at the University of Ottawa.