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Choose Liberals, says Clark

"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.


Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: April 26, 2004
Guest(s): Joe Clark, Gerald Keddy, Ralph Klein, Brian Mulroney, Pierre Pettigrew, Monte Solberg
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Eric Sorensen
Duration: 2:45

Last updated: January 16, 2012

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