Casual Joe Takes A Fall A no-confidence upset brings down Clark's Tory government

December 1979
Time;12/24/1979, Vol. 114 Issue 26, p32
The article discusses the defeat of the Progressive Conservative government of Prime Minister Joe Clark in Canada. It explains that the Tories were defeated by a vote of 139 to 133 on a no-confident motion backed by the combined opposition of Pierre Elliot Trudeau's Liberals and the New Democratic Party of Ed Broadbent. It also outlines that the reason behind Clark's fall was because of his austerity program which will increase taxes in the country. It states that the goal is to raise the Canadian tax revenue by 3.5 billion dollars to attain full energy independence by 1990. It also mentions that the liberals were facing a difficult situation of who would be the next Prime Minister due to the resignation of their party leader Pierre Elliot Trudeau.


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