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Fast Facts: Paul Martin

Profile of Liberal Party leader Paul Martin:

NAME: Paul Martin, prime minister and leader of Canada's Liberal Party.

AGE: 65. Born Aug. 28, 1938, Windsor, Ontario.

EDUCATION: B.A. in history and philosophy, University of Toronto (search); law degree, University of Toronto Law School.

CAREER: Worked for Montreal-based conglomerate Power Corporation of Canada (search); later became president, then sole owner of Canada Steamship Lines. Elected to Parliament in 1988 as Liberal candidate in Montreal district; served as finance minister under Primer Minister Jean Chretien (search), 1993-2002. Elected Liberal Party leader in September 2003; succeeded Chretien as prime minister December 2003.

FAMILY: Married; three sons.