|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Preceded by||Cliff Breitkreuz|
December 19, 1953 |
|Political party||Canadian Alliance (2000-2003), Conservative (2003-present)|
Robert "Rob" Merrifield, PC, MP (born December 19, 1953) is a Canadian politician. He is the Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, and was the Minister of State for Transport from October 2008 to May 2011. His accomplishments included revitalizing Marine Atlantic with two new ferries, initiating Canada Post's postal transformation, and overseeing the rollout of Transport Canada's Alberta and Saskatchewan infrastructure funds as a part of Canada's Economic Action Plan.
His past community involvement has included terms as chair and elected board member of the Whitecourt School District Board of Trustees, chair and vice-chair of the Whitecourt/Fox Creek Hospital Board, member of the Aspen Regional Health Authority, member of the Northern Gateway Regional Division No. 10 School Authority and elected member of the Woodland County Council.
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- Armstrong, Neal (25 May 2010). "Euro seen heading for parity with dollar". The Province. Archived from the original on 17 August 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
- "History of Federal Ridings since 1867: YELLOWHEAD, Alberta (1976 - )". www2.parl.gc.ca. Parliament of Canada. Archived from the original on 17 August 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2010.