Rob Clarke is the Member of Parliament for Desnethé-Missnippi-Churchill River in northern Saskatchewan and an 18-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) with an expertise in First Nations communities.
As an RCMP officer, Mr. Clarke has served in the Saskatchewan communities of Indian Head, Sandy Lake First Nation, Red Earth First Nation, Onion Lake First Nation, Rosthern, Ile-a-la-Crosse, Spiritwood and Warman.
In recognition of his work, he has been given the RCMP Commissioners Commendation for Bravery (demonstrated during the 2006 Spiritwood shootings), the RCMP Commanding Officer's Certificate of Appreciation Award, the Saskatchewan Council of Senior Federal Officials Volunteer of the Year Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal.
Mr. Clarke has been the MP for Desnethé-Missnippi-Churchill River since 2008. He is the founding member and chair of the Conservative Aboriginal Caucus and serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.
His community involvement has included serving on various boards, including victim services, restorative justice, interagency and police management. He has volunteered as a minor hockey, soccer and baseball coach and as a hockey referee. Mr. Clarke has been a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for over 20 years.
Aboriginal Peoples and Multiculturalism, 2014 Our Canada Symposium session (audio)