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Copyright - Graeme MacKay (www.mackaycartoons.net)
December 10, 2003
Openly critical of the December 8 merging of his Progressive Conservative party and the the Canadian Alliance party the veteran politician and former Prime Minister Joe Clark announced his resignation. As with so many other significant moments of his career Clark's final days in politics were overtaken by other events. Clark was clearly upstaged by Jean Chretien whose retirement had been anticipated for 2 years. With his strong reservations about the conservative merger Clark missed out swinging punches against the creation of a new party.