Bill Clarke (politician)
William Hillary (Bill) Clarke (born 5 July 1933 in Toronto, Ontario) was a chartered Accountant, businessman and politician. Clarke served as a Progressive Conservative party member of the House of Commons of Canada.
|Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra|
4 January 1973 – 9 July 1984
|Preceded by||Grant Deachman|
|Succeeded by||John Turner|
William Hillary Clarke
5 July 1933
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Political party||Progressive Conservative Party of Canada|
In the 1984 federal election, Clarke was defeated by Prime Minister John Turner, leader of the Liberal Party. Clarke was defeated even as his party won the most seats in Canadian history. Clarke made two further unsuccessful attempts to regain Vancouver Quadra in 1988 and 2000.
Clarke attended schools in Toronto's Forest Hill district, then studied at Ridley College at St. Catharines and St. George's School in Vancouver. His post-secondary education was at the University of British Columbia. He became a Chartered Accountant for Price Waterhouse's Vancouver office in 1956.
He was the Conservative Party of British Columbia candidate for the 2013 British Columbia general election for the riding of Vancouver-Quilchena, but did not win the riding.
- Normandin, Pierre G. (1980). Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
- Bill Clarke – Parliament of Canada biography
- William Hillary Clarke fonds at Library and Archives Canada[permanent dead link]
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