It took Joe Clark just 39 years to get into the Prime Minister’s Office. He was, and still is the youngest Prime Minister in Canadian history. It was June of 1979. Things were looking good for the honest to goodness politician from High River, Alberta.
But before Joe Clark could say Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump, his party was ejected from Parliament. A budget bill calling for short term pain for long term gain was voted down, and March 3rd, 273 days after he took office, an eviction notice arrived to 24 Sussex Drive.
On this week’s episode of The CJSR Edition, 33 years after he vacated the PM's chair, The Right Honourable Joe Clark sits down in the CJSR studios for an extended interview.
But first, in preparation for his interview, our News Director Matt Hirji enlisted the help of two political scientists, Steve Patten and Joseph Ahorro to help understand Joe Clark's political career.
Want to know even more about Joe Clark? His newest book 'How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change' is available now.