08 December 2003

Joe Clark: a tribute

During a long and distinguished political career, the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark has racked up an impressive series of political setbacks that would be difficult to equal. This includes suffering an historic defeat in the House of Commons for his shortlived minority government, losing the leadership of the federal Progressive Conservative Party, the failed Charlottetown Accord, and even an unsuccessful effort to resolve the Cyprus stalemate as UN special envoy. Now he is adding to this list by refusing to sit as a member of the new Conservative Party of Canada. Does the Order of Canada have a consolation prize?

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