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The Premier of British Columbia and the MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey since 2011. | L'actuelle première ministre de la Colombie-Britannique.


Christy Clark Biography



Christina Joan "Christy" Clark, MLA (born October 29, 1965) is a Canadian politician who currently serves as the 35th Premier of British Columbia, Canada. Clark was sworn in as premier on March 14, 2011, after she won the leadership of the British Columbia Liberal Party in the 2011 leadership election on February 26, 2011. She is the second, and longest serving, woman to serve as premier of British Columbia, after Rita Johnston in 1991.


Clark served as a Member of the Legislature from 1996 to 2005, serving as Deputy Premier from 2001 to 2005 during the first term of Gordon Campbell's government. She left politics in 2005, and became the host of an afternoon radio talk show At the time of her leadership victory, Clark was not a member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. She re-entered the legislature after winning a by-election on May 11, 2011, in Vancouver-Point Grey, the seat left vacant by Campbell. Conflict of interest and corruption allegations related to the sale of BC Rail have continued to follow Christy Clark throughout her political career.


Clark was born in Burnaby, British Columbia on October 29, 1965. Her father, Jim, was a teacher and a three-time candidate for the Legislative Assembly and her mother, Mavis, was a family counsellor. Clark attended Simon Fraser University (SFU), the Sorbonne in France and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She studied Political Science and Religious Studies but did not graduate.

In 2001, Clark gave birth to her first child, Hamish Marissen-Clark, with then husband Mark Marissen. Clark was the second woman in Canadian history to give birth to a child while serving as a cabinet minister, after Pauline Marois, then a Quebec provincial minister, in 1985.


At the leadership convention held on February 26, 2011, Clark was elected leader on the third ballot over former Health Minister Kevin Falcon. She won 52 per cent of the vote, compared to 48 per cent for Falcon.



Clark's first task as Premier was to win a seat in the provincial legislature for herself. She ran in former Premier Gordon Campbell's riding of Vancouver-Point Grey and defeated NDP candidate David Eby by 595 votes.She was sworn into the legislature on May 30, 2011. Since becoming the Premier, her popularity has been on the decline.


In the summer of 2012, several high profile Caucus members, including the Ministers of Education and Finance, announced they wouldn't seek re-election. Though Premier Clark suggested she "expected" the resignations, the news shook her government.


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Christina Joan "Christy" Clark (née le 29 octobre 1965 à Burnaby dans la province canadienne de la Colombie-Britannique) est une femme politique canadienne. Elle est l'actuelle première ministre de la Colombie-Britannique, elle fut assermenté comme première ministre le 14 mars 2011 et elle a remporté le poste de cheffe du PLCB lors de l'élection à la chefferie libérale le samedi 26 février 2011 (en).


Lors de sa victoire de l'élection à la chefferie, Christy n'était pas députée de l'Assemblée législative de la Colombie-Britannique, même si avant elle représentait le comté de Port Moody–Westwood (en) et Port Moody-Burnaby Mountain entre 1996 et 2005. Pendant ce temps elle était ministre de l'éducation, ministre des enfants et développement des familles et vice-première ministre. Elle tente présentement de reprendre une élection partielle dans Vancouver-Point Grey (en) le mercredi 11 mai 2011, le comté a dernièrement été laissé vacant par son prédécesseur, Gordon Campbell, ancien premier ministre de la Colombie-Britannique du 5 juin 2001 au 14 mars 2011.


Christy Clark est la deuxième femme, suivie par Rita Johnston ancienne chef du Parti Crédit social de la Colombie-Britannique en 1991 à servir comme première ministre de la Colombie-Britannique, elle sera la quatrième femme dans l'histoire canadienne à servir comme première ministre provinciale et la huitième femme à être premier ministre. Avec Eva Aariak qui est présentement première ministre du Nunavut et Kathy Dunderdale qui détient officiellement la fonction de première ministre de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, Christy nommée à l'investiture comme première ministre de la Colombie-Britannique marque la première fois dans l'histoire canadienne que trois provinces ou territoires ont simultanément des femmes premières ministres.


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