Clarke Heads Up Tories’ Aboriginal Affairs Caucus

Friday, November 12, 2010 at 14:16



Northern Saskatchewan’s Member of Parliament has a new post in Ottawa.


Although it wasn’t publicly announced at the time, Rob Clarke has been head of the Conservative Aboriginal Affairs Caucus since April.


Clarke says former chair Rod Bruinooge gave up the post due to a heavy workload, but is still in the caucus.


The caucus was formed in 2008 and has six members — four Aboriginal MPs and two Aboriginal senators.


Clarke says he and his colleagues discuss issues affecting Aboriginal people and pass on those findings to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Indian Affairs.


He says the crisis facing the First Nations University of Canada is one of the issues they have tackled.


Clarke also says identifying issues common among all Aboriginal people in Canada can be a challenge.