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In conversation with former Ambassador and MP Chris Alexander

Friday, May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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May 2024 marks the 45th anniversary of Joe Clark’s election as Canada’s youngest Prime Minister on May 22nd 1979. In an interview format with former Ambassador and MP Chris Alexander, Mr. Clark will share his recollections and insights garnered from his 25 years in the House of Commons, his time as Prime Minister and as Secretary of State for External Affairs from 1984 to 1991, and will comment on the current political situation in Canada and around the world in what seem to be increasingly polarised and uncertain times.

This lecture is a live, in-person event in Cameron Hall. You do not need to pre-register to attend – just show up.


Joe Clark served as Canada’s 15th Prime Minister from 1979–80 and as Secretary of State for External Affairs from 1984–91. Chris Alexander was Canada’s Ambassador to Afghanistan from 2003–05, and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration from 2013–15. 

This evening will be presented in partnership with the Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy.


Friday, May 10
7:00 pm - 11:59 pm


Yorkminster Park Baptist Church


Cameron Hall
1585 Yonge Street