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How to Nominate a Candidate for PM Without Really Trying

In 1968, Lester Pearson announced that he would resign as Prime Minister of Canada and also as head of the Liberal Party of Canada. The campaign for leader of the Party began at once and in earnest, because the winner would automatically become Prime Minister. There were a number of cabinet ministers with justified high hopes, including Paul Martin Sr., Paul Hellyer, Robert Winters, Mitchell Sharpe, and Maurice Sauvé as well as Eric Kierans of the Quebec Legislative Assembly. Pierre Elliott Trudeau was also considered but was way down the list.

Comment mettre en candidature un éventuel premier Ministre sans vraiment essayer

En 1968, Lester Pearson a annoncé qu’il démissionnerait du poste de premier Ministre du Canada et de celui de Chef du Parti Libéral du Canada. La course à la chefferie commença en grande et sans délai, le vainqueur devant automatiquement accéder au poste de premier ministre du Canada. Plusieurs ministres du cabinet avaient, avec raison, de bon espoirs: Paul Martin père, Paul Hellyer, Robert Winters, Mitchell Sharpe et Maurice Sauvé, mais aussi Eric Kierans de l’Assemblée législative du Québec.