CANADA POLITICS: Christy Clark Biography

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CANADA POLITICS: Christy Clark Biography

Christy Clark was born 29 October 1965 and raised in Burnaby by her mother Mavis, a family counsellor, and her father Jim, a school teacher and guidance counsellor. Like her parents, Christy has an extensive record of community involvement and leadership for British Columbia’s families.

After graduating from Burnaby Senior Secondary, Christy studied at Simon Fraser University, the University of Edinburgh, and at the Université de la Sorbonne in Paris.

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

Christy took a break from politics in 2005 to spend more time with her family. She quickly established herself as a columnist with the Vancouver Province newspaper and commentator on CTV Newsnet.

In 2007, she began the “Christy Clark Show” on CKNW radio.

isty Clark has earned a number of awards, including the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for her work in politics, and for creating the anti-bulllying campaign “Pink Shirt Day”, she was named the 2009 Woman of the Year in BC by the Consumer Choice Awards.

On February 26, 2011 Christy Clark was elected Leader of the BC Liberal Party and became Premier of British Columbia.

Since becoming Premier, Christy has worked relentlessly to grow the economy, control spending, and create more opportunities for our kids.

On May 14, 2013, Christy Clark led Today’s BC Liberals to victory in the provincial election.

5 Top Facts About Christy Clark

Devout Anglican
B.C.’s premier is a devout Anglican who studied religion at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, the Vancouver Sun reported.

Student Politician
While a student at Simon Fraser University, she ran for and won the presidency of the Simon Fraser Student Society, only to be disqualified later after failing to pay fines for breaking campaign rules, The Peak reported.

Cabinet Mother
She became the second woman in Canadian history to give birth while sitting as a cabinet minister, the first being Pauline Marois in 1985, The Tyee reported.

Foray In France
Like her NDP opponent Adrian Dix, she spent time in Paris, studying at l’Universite Paris-Sorbonne, her B.C. Liberal biography states.

Pink Shirt Day Captain
She created “Pink Shirt Day,” an initiative to counter bullying, while she worked as a CKNW radio host. She spoke out frequently on the issue while serving as premier.

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