Official Languages and La Francophonie
Nomination Date: 15/12/2017
Mr. Alupa A. Clarke was born in Quebec City on April 4, 1986, as the second child of his from Beauport and his father from Vancouver.
Mr. Clarke grew up in New Brunswick and then spent several years overseas. After completing high school, he returned to Canada. And at the age of 15, Mr. Clarke felt the call of public service, and chose to devote himself to the well-being of his country and the citizens of Beauport-Limoilou.
As a young man, Mr. Clarke completed a master’s degree in political science at Laval University (Constitutional Theories of the Judicialization of Politics). At the same time, and pursuing a family tradition, he served in the ranks of the 6th Field Artillery Regiment of Lévis. His political involvement dates back to 2007, when he joined the Conservative Party of Canada.
The eight years leading up to his election as MP have been marked by his commitment to the Conservative Party of Canada. In addition to his participation in various election campaigns and many activities of his political party, Mr. Clarke held the position of President of the Conservative Association of Laval University (2013-14), as well as that of the Conservative Association of the federal riding of Beauport-Limoilou (2013). Finally, in 2013, Mr. Clarke completed a prestigious Internship within the Department of Issues Management at the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada.
In the 2015 general election, and following a long campaign marked by the fact of having knocked on more than 20,000 doors, Mr. Clarke was elected MP for the federal riding of Beauport-Limoilou. Shortly afterwards, the Honorable Rona Ambrose appointed him Official Opposition Critic for Veterans Affairs (2015-2016) and, later, Official Opposition Critic for Public Services and Veterans Affairs (2016-2017). His parliamentary responsibilities included sitting on the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs (VAAC), as well as on Government Operations and Estimates (OGGO).
Subsequently, the new Party Leader, the Honorable Andrew Scheer, appointed him Official Opposition Critic for Official Languages and Francophonie.
Mr. Clarke currently sits on the Standing Committee on Official Languages as Vice-Chair. Mr. Clarke loves his work and makes it a daily duty to meet with citizens, including through his famous door to door visits.
Last but not least, Mr. Clarke is married and a father. He lives in Beauport with his daughter, his son and his wife.