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  Clark, Christy
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AffiliationBC Liberals  
<-  2013-01-01  
 
NameChristy Clark
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Vancouver, British Columbia , Canada
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Born October 29, 1965
Died Still Living (48 years)
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InfoChristy Clark was born and raised in Greater Vancouver, where she has an extensive track record of community involvement and leadership for British Columbia’s families.

Clark studied political science at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby BC, Religious Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and at the Universite de la Sorbonne in Paris.

In 1996 she was elected to the British Columbia legislature where, as an opposition MLA, she distinguished herself as a passionate champion for children. This commitment continued when the BC Liberals formed government and she was appointed Minister of Education and Deputy Premier in 2001.

As Education Minister, Clark brought major changes to the school system, focusing on improved accountability and outcomes. She increased parental involvement, led the effort to end junk food sales in schools and introduced a fellowship to recognize excellence in teaching.

In 2004 Clark was appointed Minister of Children and Family Development where she delivered increased funding for childcare. She was the first politician in BC to advocate tax credits for parents who enroll their children in sports, recreation and the arts.

On a personal note, Clark was the first Cabinet Minister in Canada to have a baby while serving as a member of the executive council. Her son Hamish was born three months after she was first appointed.

Clark retired from politics in 2005 to spend more time with her family.

She is now the host of the “Christy Clark Show” on CKNW – BC’s most listened to radio station . In addition, she writes a column for the Vancouver Province newspaper that appears on its editorial pages and regularly is on CTV Newsnet’s The Verdict as a roundtable guest.

Clark lives in Vancouver with her son Hamish.


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09/05/2013-09/13/2013 Angus Reid 44.00% ( 1.0) 49.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
05/31/2013-06/04/2013 Angus Reid 45.00% ( 0.0) 49.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)

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  07/10/2013 BC Legislative Assembly - Westside-Kelowna Won 62.66% (+33.01%)
  05/14/2013 BC Premier Won 57.65% (+17.65%)
  05/14/2013 BC Legislative Assembly - Vancouver-Point Grey Lost 43.19% (-4.40%)
  05/11/2011 BC Legislative Assembly - Vancouver-Point Grey By-Election Won 48.73% (+3.54%)
  02/26/2011 BC Liberal Party Leader Won 37.94% (+2.92%)
  02/26/2011 BC Premier Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/16/2001 BC Provincial Legislature - Port Moody-Westwood Won 74.64% (+55.74%)
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