Tom Clark, former broadcaster, will be Canada’s new envoy in New York City – National
Secretary of State Melanie Joly has appointed former television journalist Tom Clark as Canada’s envoy to New York City.
Clark will be Canada’s Consul General in New York, putting him in charge of Ottawa’s efforts to forge cultural and economic ties in the Big Apple, neighboring American states and Bermuda.
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Clark comes to this role after being chairman of PR firm Global Public Affairs and moderating the Conservative Party’s English leadership debate last May.
A biographical note from Global Affairs Canada notes that Clark covered politics, conflict and economics around the world throughout his 45-year career in journalism.
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The department notes that Clark has been deployed to Washington, D.C. and Beijing and that his public relations experience has brought him into contact with high-level business leaders when they addressed public policy issues.
He’s not the first former broadcaster to take on the role; Pamela Wallin, now a Senator, served there between 2002 and 2006.
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