Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Career Highlights for Christy Clark

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Career Highlights for Christy Clark

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Career highlights for Christy Clark

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VANCOUVER - Former B.C. premier Christy Clark announced Friday she would be resigning as leader of the Liberal party and as a member of the legislative assembly in Kelowna West. Here is a list of Clark's political highlights:

-- As a child, Clark knocked on doors with her father, Jim Clark, who was running for the provincial Liberals when the party had little support in the province.

-- Clark won as student president at Simon Fraser University, later saying it was "the nastiest politics I've ever been involved in.'' She won by six votes, but was disqualified for forgetting to pay a small fine because she'd failed to remove campaign material.

-- First elected to the provincial legislature in 1996 as an Opposition Liberal MLA in Port Moody.

-- Re-elected in 2001 in a Liberal sweep and is appointed deputy premier and education minister.

-- Left politics in 2005 to spend time with her family but then made a failed bid to lead the Non-Partisan Association in a run to be mayor of Vancouver. …

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