Hon. Joe Clark
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 1939.06.05 - High River, Alberta, Canada.
OCCUPATION: Journalist, University Lecturer, Provincial Legislative Aide, Political Activist.
MINISTER OF CANADA:
Leader of the Official Opposition: 1976.02.22 - 1979.06.03 and 1980.03.03 - 1983.02.01.
Candidate for Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, November 1998. First ballot: 1st place (out of five candidates) with 14,592 votes - 48.5%. Second ballot: Elected over David Orchard by a vote of 23,321 (77.5%) to 6,779 (22.5%).
Candidate for Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, June 1983. First ballot: 1st place (out of 8 candidates) with 1,091 votes - 36.5%. Second ballot: 2nd place with 1,085 votes (36.7%). Third ballot: 1st place with 1,058 votes (35.8%). Fourth ballot: Defeated by Brian Mulroney by a vote of 1,584 (54.5%) to 1,325 (45.5%).
Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, February 1976 - June 1983. In the 1979 elections, the Progressive Conservatives won 136 seats (gain of 38 seats) and minority governing status. In the 1980 elections, the Progressive Conservatives won 103 seats (loss of 33 seats) and saw the party reduced to Official Opposition status.
Candidate for Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, February 1976. First ballot: 3rd place (out of 11 candidates) with 277 votes - 11.7%. Second ballot: 2nd place with 532 votes (22.8%). Third ballot: 2nd place with 969 votes (41.4%). Fourth ballot: Elected over Claude Wagner by a vote of 1,187 (51.4%) to 1,122 (48.6%).
MISCELLANEOUS: Canada's youngest Prime Minister at age 39.
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