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Four ex Canadian PMs share stage as judges at prime minister competition

TORONTO (CP) _ Four ex-prime ministers were set to share the stage Tuesday for this year’s taping of "The Next Great Canadian Prime Minister," a TV competition aimed at finding a young Canadian with big-time leadership qualities.

Brian Mulroney, Joe Clark, Kim Campbell and Paul Martin were scheduled to come together for the second year running to make up the judging panel for the show, airing on CBC-TV on March 18. Rick Mercer is this year’s host of "The Next Great Canadian Prime Minister."

Barring Martin, Mulroney has has been the most active of the ex-PMs in recent years. He prodded Prime Minister Stephen Harper late last year on the environment, and within months the Tories had done an about-face on the issue, making it a top priority.

Last year, Mulroney was named the "greenest prime minister" by left-leaning magazine Corporate Knights.

The winner of "The Next Great Canadian Prime Minister," whose identity won’t be revealed until the show airs, gets $50,000 and a six-month paid corporate internship. The remaining four finalists each receive $5,000 and three-month internships.

The five contenders _ selected from among thousands of applicants _ are subjected to televised grilling by the four ex-prime ministers and judged on how they answer the questions.

The show is based on a popular nationwide contest started in 1995 by Frank Stronach, founder and chairman of Magna International.

Last year’s winner was Deirdra McCracken of Sudbury, Ont., a political science graduate student at Laval University at the time. McCracken is now a spokeswoman for federal Indian Affairs Minister Jim Prentice.

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Front Page, Industry News

Four ex Canadian PMs share stage as judges at prime minister competition

TORONTO (CP) _ Four ex-prime ministers were set to share the stage Tuesday for this year’s taping of "The Next Great Canadian Prime Minister," a TV competition aimed at finding a young Canadian with big-time leadership qualities.

Brian Mulroney, Joe Clark, Kim Campbell and Paul Martin were scheduled to come together for the second year running to make up the judging panel for the show, airing on CBC-TV on March 18. Rick Mercer is this year’s host of "The Next Great Canadian Prime Minister."

Barring Martin, Mulroney has has been the most active of the ex-PMs in recent years. He prodded Prime Minister Stephen Harper late last year on the environment, and within months the Tories had done an about-face on the issue, making it a top priority.

Last year, Mulroney was named the "greenest prime minister" by left-leaning magazine Corporate Knights.

The winner of "The Next Great Canadian Prime Minister," whose identity won’t be revealed until the show airs, gets $50,000 and a six-month paid corporate internship. The remaining four finalists each receive $5,000 and three-month internships.

The five contenders _ selected from among thousands of applicants _ are subjected to televised grilling by the four ex-prime ministers and judged on how they answer the questions.

The show is based on a popular nationwide contest started in 1995 by Frank Stronach, founder and chairman of Magna International.

Last year’s winner was Deirdra McCracken of Sudbury, Ont., a political science graduate student at Laval University at the time. McCracken is now a spokeswoman for federal Indian Affairs Minister Jim Prentice.

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Four ex Canadian PMs share stage as judges at prime minister competition

TORONTO (CP) _ Four ex-prime ministers were set to share the stage Tuesday for this year’s taping of "The Next Great Canadian Prime Minister," a TV competition aimed at finding a young Canadian with big-time leadership qualities.

Brian Mulroney, Joe Clark, Kim Campbell and Paul Martin were scheduled to come together for the second year running to make up the judging panel for the show, airing on CBC-TV on March 18. Rick Mercer is this year’s host of "The Next Great Canadian Prime Minister."

Barring Martin, Mulroney has has been the most active of the ex-PMs in recent years. He prodded Prime Minister Stephen Harper late last year on the environment, and within months the Tories had done an about-face on the issue, making it a top priority.

Last year, Mulroney was named the "greenest prime minister" by left-leaning magazine Corporate Knights.

The winner of "The Next Great Canadian Prime Minister," whose identity won’t be revealed until the show airs, gets $50,000 and a six-month paid corporate internship. The remaining four finalists each receive $5,000 and three-month internships.

The five contenders _ selected from among thousands of applicants _ are subjected to televised grilling by the four ex-prime ministers and judged on how they answer the questions.

The show is based on a popular nationwide contest started in 1995 by Frank Stronach, founder and chairman of Magna International.

Last year’s winner was Deirdra McCracken of Sudbury, Ont., a political science graduate student at Laval University at the time. McCracken is now a spokeswoman for federal Indian Affairs Minister Jim Prentice.

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