OTTAWA — For years, Paul Martin was a fixture in the halls of Parliament, as finance minister in Jean Chretien’s Liberal government and then as prime minister himself.
Now, a portrait of Martin has been unveiled that will — just as Martin did in real life — displace his former boss.
The new painting means Chretien’s picture will be bumped down the corridor leading to the House of Commons, because the PMs are displayed in order of their time in office.
The portrait by renowned artist Paul Wyse depicts Martin standing ready for a debate in the House of Commons.
It’s actually the second Wyse portrait of Martin.
The artist said the first one sits in his private collection because it didn’t properly convey the image of Martin that he was trying to capture.
By The Canadian Press