From : Chretien's bluntly assess Martin reign
By ALEXANDER PANETTA
"...Chretien, who won three straight majorities in 1993, 1997, and 2000, says he misses the people in the party but has been happy to move on after more than 40 years in politics.
On Martin :
"(when) asked if he had anything to say about Paul Martin's performance as prime minister. "He didn't win," Chretien told a crowd of reporters. "I would have preferred it if he had." "
On 'Nation' :
Chretien treaded carefully when asked about the Conservative government's motion recognizing the Quebecois as a nation within a united Canada. Chretien noted that Tories themselves don't seem to agree what the motion means.
They were a bit confused," Chretien said.
"Maybe one day Mr. Harper will tell us what it means and I'll comment then. . . I'm for clarity. You know me, I love clarity." "
On The Convention :
Chretien was asked who he was pulling for.
"A good leader," he replied.
He was asked: What characterizes a good leader?
"One who wins elections."
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