Christy Clark

Christy Clark

Christy Clark is 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.

 

Family story

 

Clark was born and raised 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. 

 

Education

 

Clark attended Simon Fraser University (SFU), the Sorbonne in France and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

 

Political beginnings

 

Leadership bid:

 

Victory

 

Clark defied pollster predictions by leading her party to victory  in the May 13, 2013 provincial election reversing a 20 point lead held by the BC NDP at the beginning of the campaign.

 

Claim to fame/highlights:

 

  

This Premier's profile is part of EV's summer news series on the occasion of the annual Premiers' meeting at Niagara on the Lake in July 2013. This year, a historic six women premiers were at the table representing nearly half of all Premiers. Read more here.