Rob Clarke

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Robert G. Clarke
MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River
In office
March 17, 2008 – October 19, 2015
Preceded by Gary Merasty
Succeeded by Georgina Jolibois
Personal details
Born (1967-03-02) March 2, 1967 (age 49)
Kitimat, British Columbia
Political party Conservative
Residence Rural Municipality of Lakeland
Profession RCMP officer

Robert G. "Rob" Clarke (born March 2, 1967) is a politician and career Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer. He was the Conservative Party of Canada's candidate in Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River for the March 17, 2008 federal by-election in which he defeated Liberal candidate Joan Beatty.

A member of the Muskeg Lake First Nation, he grew up in Quesnel, British Columbia. At the time of his election to the Canadian House of Commons he had been a member of the RCMP for 17 years, all of which have been spent in Saskatchewan, and has attained the rank of sergeant.

Clarke sponsored the Indian Act Amendment and Replacement Act as a private members bill. The bill became law in December 2014.[1]

In the 2015 Canadian Election, Clarke was defeated by NDP candidate Georgina Jolibois by 1,190 votes.

Electoral history[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Georgina Jolibois 10,319 34.15% -11.23
Liberal Lawrence Joseph 10,237 33.88% +28.61
Conservative Rob Clarke 9,105 30.14% -16.74
Green Warren Koch 552 1.83% -0.64
Total valid votes/Expense limit 30,213 100.0     $227,329.67
Total rejected ballots 91
Turnout 30,303 68.37%
Eligible voters 44,320
These results were subject to a judicial recount and modified from the validated results in accordance with the Judge's rulings. The margin of Georgina Jolibois over Lawrence Joseph increased from 71 votes to 82 votes as a result of the recount.[2]
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]
Canadian federal election, 2011: Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Rob Clarke 10,509 47.93 +1.26 $74,871
New Democratic Lawrence Joseph 9,715 44.30 +26.53 $74,655
Liberal Gabe Lafond 1,144 5.22 -25.06 $57,456
Green George Morin 560 2.55 -1.27 $4
Total valid votes/Expense limit 21,928 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 95 0.43 -0.11
Turnout 22,023 52.43 +7.68
Canadian federal election, 2008: Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Rob Clarke 8,964 46.7% -1.1% $81,066
Liberal David Orchard 5,816 30.3% -1.1% $88,314
New Democratic Brian Morin 3,412 17.8% +0.2% $1,459
Green George Morin 735 3.8% +0.6% $1,387
First Peoples National Rob Ballantyne 282 1.47%
By-election on March 17, 2008: Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rob Clarke 4,996 47.75% +6.66%
Liberal Joan Beatty 3,287 31.42% -9.95%
New Democratic Brian Morin 1,839 17.58% +2.21%
Green Robin Orr 340 3.25% +1.09%

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