Will the real Joe Clark please stand up?

Trying to balance the budget can be risky business for Canadian leaders if it means more taxes or fewer services.

Then-prime minister Joe Clark, pictured in a recent file photograph, gambled, and lost in 1979 that Canadians would accept higher gas taxes to help the government balance its books.The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 12:00 AM

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