Just hope that it holds. I don't buy that the economics match the market results ..Dow 10,000 Oct 15, 2009
Trained diplomats lose their positions. Elected members of Parliament lose their positions, (but) Francie Ducros keeps hers? Where's the logic in thatCanadian PM rejects aide's resignation Nov 22, 2002
The good news is that I am widely trusted and popularUnder the Maple Leaf: Leaders overboard Aug 09, 2002
The good news is that I am widely trusted and popularClark to step down as Conservative leader Aug 06, 2002
We would become the fifth party beset by internal difficulties, rather than the only one to be moving forwardUnder the Maple Leaf: Martin v. Chretien? Jun 28, 2002
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.