Former MP Rob Clarke expected to make Sask. Party leadership bid

By CKOM News Staff
November 15, 2017 - 10:57am

A former federal member of parliament is hoping to become Saskatchewan’s next premier.

Rob Clarke announced he is joining the race for Saskatchewan Party leadership Wednesday morning at the Remai Modern art museum in Saskatoon.

Premier Brad Wall announced his retirement from politics in August, opening up the position.

With Clarke, there are now six candidates vying for the top spot, including Tina Beaudry-Mellor, Ken Cheveldayoff, Alanna Koch, Scott Moe and Gord Wyant.

Clarke was the Conservative MP for Desnethe—Missinippi—Churchill River from 2008 to 2015.

During that time, he helped bring into law the Indian Act Amendment and Replacement Act.

He was also a member of the RCMP for 18 years in Saskatchewan. He was commander of the Spiritwood detachment in 2006 when two officers were killed in the line of duty.

The Saskatchewan Party will hold its leadership convention in Saskatoon on Jan. 27, 2018.

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