Rob Clarke

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Robert G. Clarke
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River
Assumed office
March 17, 2008
Preceded by Gary Merasty
Personal details
Born (1967-03-02) March 2, 1967 (age 48)
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]

Electoral history[edit]

Running in: Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River

Canadian federal election, 2008
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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