VANCOUVER â€” A sketch of B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark:
Born: Burnaby, B.C.
Education: Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and Universite de la Sorbonne in Paris.
Family: She is separated from ex-husband Mark Marissen, a former senior strategist for the Liberal Party of Canada. She has a teenaged son, Hamish Marissen-Clark. They have a female cat named Kevin.
Political career: Clark was first elected in 1996 and was named both deputy premier and education minister in 2001. She became premier in 2011.
Personal career: While on hiatus from politics, Clark hosted a radio talk show on CKNW between 2007 and 2010.
Quote: "Campaigns are a test of character, as much as a test of policy." â€” Clark during a recent interview on the campaign trail.
The Canadian Press