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Clark, Joe

(Charles Joseph Clark), 1939–, prime minister of Canada (1979–80), b. High River, Alta. He entered the Canadian House of Commons from Alberta in 1972 and became leader of the Progressive Conservative partyProgressive Conservative party,
former Canadian political party, formed in 1942 by the merger of the Progressive and Conservative parties. Beginning with the first Canadian prime minister, John A.
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 in 1976. In the 1979 elections he led his party to victory and briefly replaced Pierre TrudeauTrudeau, Pierre Elliott
(Joseph Philippe Pierre Ives Elliott Trudeau) , 1919–2000, prime minister of Canada (1968–79, 1980–84), b. Montreal. He attended the Univ.
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 as prime minister. His election represented the new political importance of W Canada, especially oil-rich Alberta. Brian MulroneyMulroney, Brian
(Martin Brian Mulroney) , 1939–, Canadian prime minister (1984–93). Raised in Quebec in a working class family, Mulroney was a successful bilingual lawyer who became active in provincial politics in the 1970s.
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 replaced him as party leader in 1983. Clark served as external affairs minister (1984–91) and constitutional affairs minister (1991–93) under Mulroney. Clark left politics in 1993; UN Secretary-General Boutros-Ghali appointed him special UN representative for Cyprus. In 1998, Clark again became leader of the Progressive Conservatives, who faced a strong challenge on the right from the Reform party (later the Canadian AllianceCanadian Alliance,
former Canadian political party that had its origins in the Reform party of Canada, which was founded in 1987 in Winnipeg, Man., as a W Canada–based conservative alternative to the Progressive Conservative party.
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), and in 2000 he was elected to parliament from Nova Scotia. Clark resigned as party leader in 2003, and became an independent later that year when the party joined the Canadian Alliance to form the Conservative party of Canada. He retired in 2004. His How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change (2013) criticizes the HarperHarper, Stephen,
1959–, prime minister (2006–15) of Canada. A founding member of the conservative Reform party (later the Canadian Alliance), he won a seat in the federal parliament in 1993, but broke with party leader Preston Manning four years later and left
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 government and calls for a more internationally active Canada.
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First Class - 1 Joe Clark (9) 139 (73/66); 2 Billy Wilson (11) 141 (74/67) BSR; 3 Keith MacDonald (7) 141 (72/69); 4 Neil Rankin (7) 142 (70/72).
We focus our research and analysis specifically on five urban educational administrators who achieved notable media influence: 1960s Philadelphia Principal and 1970s Oakland (CA.) Superintendent Marcus Foster, 1970s New York City Principal Howard Hurwitz, 1980s Patterson, New Jersey Principal Joe Clark, 1980s Sao Paulo, Brazil Secretary of Education Paolo Freire, and 2000s District of Columbia Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee.
Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada highly appreciated the use of state-of-the-art technologies for verification of registration of voter with special reference to the SMS facility of sending CNIC number on 8300 from cell phone and receiving prompt response of voting details.
Joe Clark has appeared to act as a perennial "spoiler" of any possibly successful initiatives of the centre-right.
Canada, with its increasingly diverse population, has the capacity to "respect and bridge conflicting identities and different values and to seek enough common ground to build trust and respect and then collaboration," said Joe Clark, who became Canada's youngest prime minister in 1979 at the age of 39.
Senator Murray was appointed in 1979 by Prime Minister Joe Clark. At the Senator's request, there were no formal tributes to him in the Chamber but on October 26, 2011, Senator James Cowan called the attention of the Senate to "the remarkable record of public service of our former colleague, the Honourable Lowell Murray who served with us in this chamber for 32 years before his retirement."
13 (Petra) -- Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit on Tuesday met with former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark who is currently visiting Kingdom at invitation of the the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs to review his experience in constitutional reforms in Canada.
According to Joe Clark, chairman and CEO of Aviation Partners, the company is delivering winglets to commercial airline and private jet owners at a rate to equip more than 500 aircraft a year.
I was encouraged to hear that former Prime Minister Joe Clark is speaking out about poverty in Canada.
Joe Clark, 93, and Lewis Earl, 90, joined the same artillery unit as teenagers and maintained fire as Hitler's troops swamped the besieged French port in May 1940.
Joe Clark, managing partner of Financial Enhancement Group, said investors have for now absorbed all the good news possible to push stocks higher.
LAKE OSWEGO - Joe Clark's single in the bottom of the seventh scored Lake Oswego's winning run in a 2-1 victory over Sheldon in the OSAA Class 6A baseball playoffs Friday.