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Joe Clark: At home in the House

"Joe Who?" read a newspaper headline when Alberta's Joe Clark claimed the leadership of the Progressive Conservatives in 1976. Three years later, Clark became Canada's youngest prime minister, at age 39, but his minority government lasted just nine months. Forced out as leader in 1983, Clark took on high-profile cabinet posts in foreign affairs and constitutional change. In 1998, he returned to lead the decimated Tories and fight off efforts to unite the right. CBC Archives looks at Joe Clark's life in politics.

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Medium: Radio
Program: Sunday Morning
Broadcast Date: Oct. 23, 1977
Guest(s): Joe Clark, Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Reporter: Terry Hargreaves
Duration: 5:22

Last updated: November 23, 2012

Page consulted on October 16, 2014

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