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Joe Clark, leader once more

"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.

Joe Clark faces an uphill battle after winning the leadership of the debt-ridden Progressive Conservatives.
Medium: Television
Program: Saturday Report
Broadcast Date: Nov. 14, 1998
Guest(s): Joe Clark, David Orchard
Host: Nerene Virgin
Reporter: Jason Moscovitz
Duration: 2:09

Last updated: December 12, 2012

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