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When the Right Honourable Joe Clark was in the red chair, the former Canadian prime minister talked about this country's current political climate as well as his new book How We Lead.
Clark, who beat Pierre Trudeau in the 1979 federal election, took a dim view of the various political scandals unfolding in the country right now.
"It's depressing, obviously," he said. "And it's important because you have to have sense of respect for public life in the country and that's hard to maintain in these circumstances. But we've been through bad patches before — I won't speak of my personal experience — but we get over them and I think we can."
Joe Clark B&W - CP:639336, 5621393, 9723055, 892710
Joe Clark B&W - REUTERS: RTR8NYL, RTRJGWQ, RTX689P
Parliament - REUTERS: RTX14C3S
Mike Duffy - CP: 04405046
Nigel Wright - CP: 9682736
Rob Ford - REUTERS: RTX15C79
Time Magazine Cover - Library and Archives Canada, Time Inc.
Argo - Warner Bros., GK Films, Smokehouse Pictures
How We Lead - Random House Canada
used the opportunity to explain why some of Canada's current actions "withers our reputation in the rest of the world."