18 March 2004 Edition
Canadian Prime Minister shows support for Peace Process
The new Prime Minister of Canada, Paul Martin, showed support for the Good Friday Agreement during the Montreal St Patrick's Day parade.
Martin, who took over as leader for the governing Liberal Party of Canada last November, stopped to visit with the contingent of the Montreal Coalition for Peace in Ireland and briefly held one of the CPI's signs supporting the peace process.
The Montreal St Patrick's Day parade is the longest running in North America and attracts over 300,000 people every year. The CPI, which works to build international support for the Good Friday Agreement, was led by former solicitor general of Canada, Warren Allmand, and received a very warm recption from onlookers.