From Trudeau To Plain Joe The Tories win a narrow victory, but they intend to govern like a majority

June 1979
Time;6/4/1979, Vol. 113 Issue 23, p26
The article focuses on the victory of Joe Clark of Progressive Conservative Party over Pierre Elliott Trudeau as Prime Minister of Canada. It states that Clark will be the youngest Prime Minister of Canada and the first Tory leader since the defeat of John Diefenbaker in 1963. It mentions that Clark is confronted with the challenge of reconciling French and English Canada. It says that the narrow margin in the elections suggests the uncertainty of Canadian voters towards the ability of Clark to handle the problems of the country since inflation is almost 10% and unemployment is 8%. Moreover, it mentions that Clark promised Jewish voters in Toronto that he would transfer the Canadian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.


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