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Conversations with Joe Clark

This title is a part of the series Conversations with Canada's Prime Ministers


Catalogue Number:  CTV719
Producer:  CTV
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Politics, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, History, Politics, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Running Time:  28


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Charles Joseph Clark was born on June 5, 1939, in High River, Alberta. He was sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada on June 4, 1979 at the age of 39 making him the youngest Prime Minister in Canada. He appointed the first black cabinet minister in Canadian history. His term at the head of a minority government ended on March 3, 1980. In this segment Joe Clark is asked several questions from a panel of journalists regarding his term as Prime Minister. Some key points touched on in the interview include campaign strategies and the difference between a minority and majority government.


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