Paul Martin helping out the provincial Liberals

Former Prime Minister signs onto run provincial retirement income security program...

Former Prime Minister Paul Martin has a new gig.

He's signed on to serve as the Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance, helping to run a provincial retirement income security program.

Martin and Premier Kathleen Wynne, sat down on Wednesday, discussing the need to help 'hard working people build a more secure retirement.'

He served as federal finance minister in the Jean Chretien government, and then went on to serve as Prime Minister between 2003 and 2006.

Martin is credited with playing an 'instrumental role in the 1997 federal-provincial agreement to reform the CPP. These reforms were critical to ensuring the plan would be financially sustainable', according to a provincial release.

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  1. john posted on 01/22/2014 03:35 PM
    yea help them loose more voters back to the stone age with u buggers .
    1. dama posted on 01/22/2014 03:56 PM
      @john Next will be Jean Chretien .. wow.. Wynne is bring in all the big guns
      I think she knew the writing is on the wall....
    2. john posted on 01/23/2014 01:24 PM
      @dama only problum is the big guns are pointed at the ground the only thing that wil happen went fired will make a big hole for them to falll into . paul is no angel .
  2. Only Common Sense posted on 01/22/2014 05:27 PM
    Excellent move all around.
    Paul Martin proved his worth in Canadian finances for many years - delivering and/or overseeing the last surpluses we've had in this country.
    If there is a manageable way to get the pension situation straightened out, Mr. Martin is the best man in the country to do so.
    A very good example of Premier Wynne doing the right thing.
    1. john posted on 01/23/2014 01:04 PM
      @Only Common Sense u do know paul martin next to Jean Chretien is the biggest scumbag in all of Canada . he stayed in power this country would be in worse shape then USA .
  3. SG posted on 01/22/2014 08:01 PM
    Great! More pork barreling and keeping the Liberal hacks around. To be fair all parties are repulsively into patronage appointments.

    Martin was an embarrassment as the PM. Mr Dithers indeed. And as far as his claim to fame as a great steward of the public purse all he did was raid the EI fund and download everything to the provinces.

    To be fair, once again, I do believe he would be a better choice for this position that Justin Trudeau assuming we could only chose between the two....
  4. john posted on 01/23/2014 01:15 PM
    i dont see Justin being Pm u have to be a ugly old man . it has the ugly part down but he is not old enough .
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