Member of Parliament
Desnethé – Missinippi – Churchill River
Rob Clarke is the Member of Parliament for Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River, representing northern Saskatchewan. An 18 year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Rob has extensive policing experience pertaining to First Nation communities. He has had 8 postings in his career, where he served in the communities of Indian Head, Sandy Lake First Nation, Red Earth First Nation, Onion Lake First Nation, Rosthern, Ile-a-la-Crosse, Spiritwood and Warman, all of which are located in Saskatchewan.
Rob has received recognition for his policing career, including the Saskatchewan Council of Senior Federal Officials Volunteer of the Year Award in 2001, the Commanding Officer’s Certificate of Appreciation Award, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Commendation Medal and the RCMP Commissioners Commendation for Bravery during the 2006 shootings in Spiritwood, SK.
In March 2008, Rob was elected in a by-election for Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River. Shortly after, Rob was re-elected in the general election of October 2008. In May 2011, Rob was re-elected for the third time by his constituents. Rob 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.On December 16, 2014 Rob’s Private Member’s BillC-428 An Act Amend, Repeal and Replace the Indian Act received Royal Accent and became law.
Rob has participated on various community boards including Victim Services, Restorative Justice, Interagency, and Police Management Boards. In addition, Rob has been a Legion member for over 20 years. As an active member in the communities that he has resided in, Rob has volunteered his time coaching minor hockey, soccer, baseball, and refereeing for hockey games.