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Joe Clark: Goodbye to 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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Joe Clark responds to tributes from his colleagues as he leaves politics for the second time.
Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News
Broadcast Date: May 13, 2004
Guest(s): Joe Clark
Duration: 9:33

Last updated: May 8, 2014

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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