Tom Clark is one of Canada’s most recognized and respected journalists.
For more than 40 years, he has witnessed and written history in Canada and around the world. At home he has interviewed every prime minister since Lester B. Pearson and covered every federal election campaign since 1974.
Abroad, he was the bureau chief in Beijing during the early 1980’s, and spent five years as the bureau chief in Washington DC. In that posting, he interviewed President George Bush, the first time any American president had been interviewed by a Canadian television network.
Besides his permanent postings, Tom has spent much of his career travelling the world, reporting from 33 countries. Tom has reported from six active war zones, most recently from Afghanistan. He was also one of only a handful of journalists who made it into Belgrade to witness the bombing of Yugoslavia. He was in Berlin the night the wall came down, in Moscow’s Red Square when the hammer and sickle was lowered for the last time, and in Tiananmen Square the night the Chinese army attacked.
Journalism is in Tom’s blood – his great-grandfather, Joseph T. Clark, was editor of Saturday Night and editor-in-chief of the Toronto Star. His grandfather was a reporter with the Star, and his father helped spearhead Canada Newswire. Tom was born in Toronto, is fluently bilingual and spends what little free time he has flying his floatplane in Canada’s north.
As with any floor crossing, there are competing theories as to why and how it came about. Continue reading →
People follow political leaders for one of two reasons: either they are genuinely inspired by them, or the leader holds the promise of power. In the case of Danielle Smith, she doesn’t have either. Continue reading →
Tom Clark writes about possible political repercussions of low oil prices around the world and here at home. Continue reading →
Global’s Chief Political Correspondent Tom Clark takes a look at what was really revealed with Stephen Harper’s comments on oil and gas regulations Tuesday Continue reading →
Tom Clark on the questions he’s asking at the Halifax International Security Forum, a gathering of 300 of the world’s best minds on security and intelligence. Continue reading →
Global’s Tom Clark reflects on his experience covering the current Hong Kong protests and the Tiananmen Square military crackdown of 1989. Continue reading →
Global News’ chief political correspondent Tom Clark considers what’s next for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Continue reading →
They aren’t your typical political predictions. Tom Clark tells us what we can expect from politicians when Parliament resumes. Continue reading →
On an old storefront off Independence Square a poster calls on passersby to come in and join the army. But this is not your usual army: It’s a band of revolutionaries calling themselves the Self Defence Force. Continue reading →
Even though the election is a year and a half away, the puck has dropped and a fight has already broken out. Continue reading →
It’s hard to imagine a better time in the United States than the summer of 1927. And there was almost no leadership whatsoever. Continue reading →
In the end, this is a crisis that only Rob Ford can defuse. Everyone else is a mere spectator. But that’s not to say spectators don’t have responsibilities. Continue reading →
“Two political careers fell off the rails, not because of proven wrongdoing, or political chicanery, but because perception trumped all else.”Tom Clark The politics of perception →
Watch as we go up, up in the air with some of our guests this season. And do you ever wonder about the inner workings of Parliament? Sed your questions our way. Continue reading →
In the lead-up to Monday’s cabinet shuffle, ministerial staffers were asked to develop lists of troublesome bureaucrats and “enemy” stakeholders, Global News has learned. Continue reading →