JEAN CHRETIEN TO RETIRE AS CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER.
File photo of Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien (L) holding up the
arm of new Liberal leader Paul Martin (R) at the conclusion of the
Liberal Leadership Convention, in Toronto November 14, 2003. Martin
will become Canada's 21st Prime Minister. Chretien will retire on
December 12, 2003 after 40 years in politics, 10 of those as prime
minister. REUTERS/JIm Young REUTERS