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Where is Jean Chretien right now? What is Brian Mulroney doing this month? How about Joe Clark, John Turner and Kim Campbell?
If you answered “I don’t know” to any of these questions that means Canada’s former prime ministers are doing something right.
It’s typically accepted wisdom that a former PM doesn’t sully his stature by getting too dirtied up in partisan squabbles. If they do engage in politics, it’s usually fairly non-partisan advocacy, like what Clark, Canada’s 21st PM, does.
Apparently Paul Martin, Liberal PM from 2003-2006, didn’t get the memo.
Last year the country’s 27th prime minister stood beside Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne at the podium to applaud her controversial pension plan.
On Tuesday, Martin entered the partisan fray for a second time. He joined Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau at a campaign stop in Toronto to vouch for the current Liberal slate’s economic credentials.