CD Howe Series
Grit: The Life and Politics of Paul Martin Sr.
By Greg Donaghy
About the book
"I am not afraid to be called a politician," declared Paul Martin Sr., defending his life’s work in politics. "Next to preaching the word of God, there is nothing nobler than to serve one’s fellow countrymen in government." First elected to the House of Commons in 1935, Martin would serve in the cabinets of four prime ministers and run for the Liberal Party leadership three times. This book examines his remarkable career not only as a politician but as a liberal reformer who relentlessly tackled the issues of his day with consummate political skill and gritty determination.
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