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Beyond Reconciliation

A new partnership with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada

A Dinner Lecture by the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark


On Wednesday, November 4, Cathedral Arts presented an opportunity to hear the sixteenth Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Joe Clark, PC CC, AOE, LLD (Hon), PhD (Hon)., speak about a new partnership with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.

This dinner lecture took place in the Great Hall of Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa, with a traditional Algonquin buffet, provided by Wawatay, an Algonquin caterer.

The Ottawa Citizen reported on this event.

Joe Clark served 25 years in the House of Commons of Canada, including as Prime Minister of Canada (1979-80), Secretary of State for External Affairs (1984-1991), Minister of Constitutional Affairs (1991-93), Acting Minister of both National Defence and Justice, and Leader of the Opposition. He led the Progressive Conservative Party from 1976-83 and 1998-2004. He is vice-chairman of the Global Leadership Foundation (, chair of the Supervisory Board of Meridiam Africa (, an “honorary witness” of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and a board member of several Canadian and international companies and not-for-profit organizations. He has led international Election and Governance missions in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East, and is a member of the Panel of Senior Figures of the Electoral Integrity Initiative of the Kofi Annan Foundation. Mr. Clark is a Companion of the Order of Canada, a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence and l’Ordre de la Pleiades, the author of “Canada: A Nation Too Good to Lose” (1994), and, in 2013, the best-selling “How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change”. Joe Clark speaks French and English, and is married to the Canadian author and lawyer Maureen McTeer. Their home is in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.



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