Unveiling of Joe Clark’s Official Portrait

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Unveiling of Joe Clark’s Official Portrait

The official portrait of former prime minister Joe Clark is unveiled during a ceremony held on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ont., May 27, 2008. Mr. Clark served as the 16th Prime Minister of Canada from June 1979–March 1980.

Peter Milliken (the Speaker of the House), Noël Kinsella (the Speaker of the Senate), and Marjory LeBreton (the Conservative Senate leader) present speeches about Mr. Clark’s time as prime minister. Mr. Clark also reflects on his experiences in political office.

After the ceremony, Mr. Clark’s portrait will be hung alongside those of other past prime ministers in the Centre Block gallery on Parliament Hill.