North Sydney, Nova Scotia , Canada
|| April 12, 1968
Jun 13, 2009 11:32am
Bachelor's degree from Mount Allison University.
Former project manager for Sydney Mines Renewal Association. Advisor and strategist with corporate and government relations. Former general manager of BCA Holdings Ltd., Sydney; and Baffin Tourism and Commerce, Northwest Territories. Program officer with government of N.W.T.
Former federal PC candidate in 1997 for Sydney-Victoria. First elected to the Legislative Assembly in March 2001 byelection, he was re-elected in August 2003, June 2006 and June 2009. He served as Speaker of the House of Assembly from 03 March 2006 to 23 October 2007. Cabinet duties have included:
Minister of Economic Development;
Minister of Energy;
Minister responsible for Nova Scotia Business Incorporated Act;
Minister of the Innovation Corporation Act;
Minister responsible for the N.S. Film Development Corporation;
Minister responsible for the Waterfront Development Corporation; and
Minister responsible for the World Trade and Convention Centre.
Board of Directors of the Cape Breton YMCA; chair of the YMCA children's camp Barrachois; supporter of community development initiatives; active member of the United Church; board member of the Mount Allison Federated Alumnae.
Son of Margaret (Bragg) Clarke and Edgar Clarke of Sydney Mines. Sisters Brenda and Florence, brothers Robert and Rannie.