The Pacific Arbour Speaker Series presents former Canadian prime minister and respected politician, Joe Clark, on Monday, November 25, at 7:30 PM, at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts. Joe Clark will talk about his new non-fiction release How We Lead Canada in a Century of Change (Random House).
In How We Lead, Clark presents an argument for Canada’s reassertion of its place on the world stage, from his vantage point of 40 years in the political sphere. He argues that contemporary Canada’s unique combination of success at home as a diverse society and its international reputation are just as valuable as its wealth in natural resources. Canada’s example and initiative today and in the future is so important given the current global conflicts.
How We Lead is a compelling examination of what Canada as a nation has been, what it has become, and what it can yet be to the world. Clark goes beyond formal foreign policy and looks at the contributions and leadership offered by Canada’s most successful individuals and organizations who are already putting these uniquely Canadian assets to work internationally.
Joe Clark was elected in 1979 as Canada’s sixteenth and youngest prime minister. During the Mulroney government, he served as minister of external affairs from 1984 to 1991, and as president of the Privy Council and minister responsible for constitutional affairs from 1991 to 1993. After several years away from public life he was elected again to the House of Commons in 2000, where he represented Calgary Centre until leaving politics in 2004. He now works as a political and business consultant in Ottawa.