The “mainstream” national media won’t touch her and lawyers and politicians will not sue her.
Shelley Ann Clark is the Federal Civil servant with 30 years experience who worked in the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Negotiations Office as an Executive Assistant to the third highest ranking negotiator on Mulroney’s team.
Between 1986 and 1988 Clark was ordered to falsify, shred and eventually remove key briefing papers designed to mislead provincial premiers as to what was really being given away in the Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Under threat of having her career destroyed, and becoming unemployable she was commanded to secretly remove and transfer key documents to the trunk of her boss’s car.
Shelley Ann Clark was born in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. She had the great advantage of having an English father and a French mother and therefore was fluent in both official languages of her home country at a very early age. In 1961, months prior to receiving her degree in business administration, she was recruited by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (aka External Affairs). Aside from taking “Parenthood Leave”, her entire career was associated with this department. Due to Shelley Ann’s competence with protocol, public relations, her ease at learning foreign languages and her ease with literary expression, she was frequently on loan to foreign governments.
Shelley Ann’s first book was titled “How to Become a Professional Secretary”. She also wrote an instruction manual on how to organize and manage an executive’s office. These books were written at the request of a local high tech company who needed to train their employees who were on the production line but wished to move up in the ranks and qualify for an office job. Reportedly, these were so popular and effective that the parent company in the United States requested copies for their employees.
Shelley Ann also served as a guest speaker and as a panelist on radio talk show debates. A frequent issue was “Honesty in Government.” She has a proven record in this area. Between 1980 and 1982, she served as an Administrative Assistant to Senator Doris Anderson when Anderson was the President of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women. Senator Anderson also served as Editor of Chatelaine Magazine.
Shelley Ann exposed a “coup” planned by Anderson’s Executive, led and supported by Federal Cabinet Minister, Lloyd Axeworthy. Axeworthy and his band of merry widows plotted to de-throne Anderson by attempting to cancel the National Women’s Conference that was to meet on Parliament Hill to demand that women from across Canada be involved in the “patriation” of the Canadian Constitution.
This exposé made Shelley Ann a household name as she was front page news in every newspaper across the country. CBC’s “Fifth Estate” television program did a documentary on her story. The attached ELMSLIE CARTOON depicting the story was presented to Members of Parliament with the Honorable Flora Macdonald hosting. This cartoon was reproduced from the description of the events as seen through Shelley Ann’s eyes.
Shelley Ann Clark is an avowed anti-corruptionist. She does not tolerate the theft of public resources by people entrusted with high office. She never sold her silence for a share of the loot. Perhaps the most noteworthy example took place in 1967 when she worked as Executive Assistant to the Commissioner of Expo 67 and Ambassador representing the small African nation of the Belgian Congo. During the performance of her duties she discovered that the previous Ambassador had been systematically looting the fragile economy of this central African nation.
Her reaction was not to ask for “hush-money”. Instead, she launched an investigation and played a major role in the arrest and subsequent conviction of the ring leader. Shelley Ann Clark will not remain silent in the shadow of corruption.
The current issue, “FREE TRADE”, is by far the most significant in her remarkable career. As a Free Trade official during the Canada and the United States Free Trade Negotiations between 1986 and 1988, she became aware of astounding misrepresentations made to the Provincial Premiers, along with the unauthorized shredding and covert disappearance of key documents.
In 1993, Shelley Ann ran in the Canadian Federal Election for a seat in the House of Commons. Shelley Ann used this opportunity to communicate to Canadians all across Canada that their country had been sold under a FREE TRADE CHARADE with the United States.