Canadian diplomat worked for CIA in Tehran

OTTAWA, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The Canadian diplomat who shielded six U.S. citizens in his embassy during the occupation of the U.S. Embassy in Iran says he was the CIA's man in Tehran.
Travolta to receive aviation honor

Travolta to receive aviation honor

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor John Travolta is to be one of the honorees at the upcoming "Living Legends of Aviation" award ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Canada's Clark joins Wilson Center

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- Former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark joins Washington's Wilson Center for a three-month stint as a public policy scholar, beginning in October.

Analysis: An election on issues this time

Canadian politicians are cranking up the campaigns that will lead to national elections in 2004 -- elections that this time quite likely will be fought on issue
E.W. KIECKHEFER, United Press International

Under the Maple Leaf: Canadian politics

Could it be political utopia? Just imagine a nation where big business, powerful unions and associations are all banned from making political contributions. A weekly look at Canadian politics.

Under the Maple Leaf: Still a race of one

TORONTO, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A weekly look at Canadian politics

Under the Maple Leaf: Shuffle time?

TORONTO, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Jean Chretien stayed in Ottawa over the Christmas holidays, a move that's sparked speculation of an impending Cabinet shuffle early in this year.

Under the Maple Leaf: Leaders wanted

TORONTO, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Wanted: a party leader. Must be able to fend off rivals, reporters and racy scandals -- often at the same time. Must like shaking hands, spending other peoples' money and caucus solidarity. Sound like your dream job? Well, Canada's probably the best pl

Under the Maple Leaf: No Liberal holiday

TORONTO, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- So much for a quiet Christmas. Prime Minister Jean Chretien cosied up to the country's television news anchors for the usual round of year-end fireside chats this week. But he ended up trying to douse sparks of discontent within his own Liberal ranks.

Canadian PM rejects aide's resignation

TORONTO, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien has refused to accept the resignation of his communications director who called U.S. President George W. Bush a "moron."

Under the Maple Leaf:Chretien going, later

Call it the long goodbye.

Liberal Caucus showdown?

It's hot, it's hazy and there have been more prime ministerial photo-ops than you can count on a spin-doctor's hand in Canadian politics this week. But lets talk about next week and the summer caucus meeting that could rival the showdown at the OK Corral.
MARK BLANCHARD, United Press International

Under the Maple Leaf: Leaders overboard

TORONTO, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- It sure isn't easy being at the top.

Clark to step down as Conservative leader

OTTAWA, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark all but resigned from the leadership of the country's right-wing Progressive Conservative Party Tuesday.

Under the Maple Leaf: Martin v. Chretien?

Goodbye, G-8. Hello, barbecue season. Now that leaders of the world's most industrialized nations have cleared of out of Kananaskis, Alberta, Canadian politicians can get down to business -- and start their summer glad-handing.
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Joe Clark
VAN2000111303 - 13 NOVEMBER 2000 - VANCOUVER, B.C. CANADA: Flanked by local candidates, Joe Clark, leader of Canada's Progressive Conservative Party talks about health care issues during a federal election campaign stop outside Emergency at Vancouver General Hospital, November 13. Clark is a distant third at 9% in national polls two weeks before the November 27, voting date. hr/H. Ruckemann

Charles Joseph "Joe" Clark, PC, CC, AOE (born June 5, 1939) is a Canadian journalist, politician, statesman, businessman, and university professor. He served as the 16th Prime Minister of Canada, from June 4, 1979, to March 3, 1980.

Despite his relative inexperience, Clark rose quickly in federal politics, entering the House of Commons in the 1972 election and winning the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party in 1976. He came to power in the 1979 election, defeating the Liberal government of Pierre Trudeau and ending sixteen continuous years of Liberal rule. Taking office the day before his 40th birthday, Clark was the youngest man to become Prime Minister, and the only person to ever defeat Pierre Trudeau in a federal election. His tenure was brief as he only won a minority government and it was defeated on a motion of non-confidence. Clark subsequently lost the 1980 election and the leadership of the party in 1983.

He returned to prominence in 1984 as a senior cabinet minister in Brian Mulroney's cabinet, retiring from politics after not standing for re-election for the House of Commons in 1993. He made a political comeback in 1998 to lead the Progressive Conservatives before its dissolution, serving his final term in Parliament from 2000 to 2004. Clark today is recognized as a distinguished scholar and statesman, and serves as a university professor and as president of his own consulting firm.

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