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Introduction
Alone at the Top
The Path to Power
Leading Canada
Private Life
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Charles Joseph Clark.

Quick Facts

1939 -    

Term(s) of Office:
June 4, 1979 - March 3, 1980

Born

  • June 5, 1939, High River, Alberta

Education

  • University of Alberta, B.A. 1960, M.A. Political Science 1973

Personal Life

  • Married 1973, Maureen McTeer (b. 1952)
  • One daughter

Occupations

  • 1966 - 1967 Director of Organization, Alberta Progressive Conservative Party
  • 1967 Special Assistant, Davie Fulton, M.P.
  • 1967 - 1970 Executive Assistant, Robert Stanfield, M.P.
  • 1993 - 1998 Professor, Consultant

Political Party

  • Progressive Conservative
  • 1976 - 1983 Party Leader
  • 1998 - 2003 Party Leader

Constituencies

  • 1972 - 1979 Rocky Mountain, Alberta
  • 1979 - 1993 Yellowhead, Alberta
  • 2000 Kings-Hants, Nova Scotia
  • 2000 - 2004 Calgary Centre, Alberta

Other Ministries

  • 1984 - 1991 External Affairs
  • 1991 - 1993 President of the Privy Council and Minister Responsible for Constitutional Affairs

Political Record

  • Leader of the Opposition 1976 - 1979
  • Appointed Lincoln Alexander first black cabinet minister 1979
  • Canada's embassy in Iran sheltered American embassy staff 1979 - 1980
  • Leader of the Opposition 1980 - 1983
  • Constitutional Accord (Charlottetown Agreement), while Constitutional Affairs Minister 1992
  • Leader of the Progressive Conservative party 1998 - 2003

Source: Canada's Prime Ministers, 1867 - 1994. [Ottawa]: National Archives of Canada, c1994. 20 p.

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