Robert Curtis Clark
Canadian politician
Robert Curtis Clark
Robert "Bob" Curtis Clark is a former teacher, civil servant and provincial level politician. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1960 to 1981. During his career he served as Leader of the Alberta Social Credit Party and Leader of the Official Opposition. After his provincial political career, he served as the Alberta Ethics Commissioner from April 1, 1992 to March 31, 2003.
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Help for Heroes join fight to keep WWII veteran Robert Clark in his own home
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
Former Prisoner of War Robert Clark, pictured, who survived a 1,000-mile Nazi death-march has been given an emergency grant to allow him to stay in his home of 50 years in Burnt Oak, north west London.
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Unsolved homicides are common ground for families of victims
LATimes - over 3 years
The conference room at the L.A. County Sheriff's Department headquarters was lined with poster-sized photos. There were men, women, children and teenagers who shared a common fate: They had all been murdered. Families of those victims were given a chance to address law enforcement officials Saturday as part of a clinic on unsolved homicides. Billed by organizers as the first crime victims' clinic to focus on unsolved cases, the event covered topics ranging from reward money for solved cases to the role of DNA in murder investigations. People asked about the role of race and the protocol for communicating with detectives. The event was hosted by the Sheriff's Department and sponsored by Justice for Homicide Victims and Justice for Murdered Children. One attendee wore a small locket with a family member's photo around her neck. Another carried a framed picture of a man in a graduation cap. Donna Brown stood and addressed the packed room. She said she had survived breast cancer only ...
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Feds placing intense pressure on widow, friends in Boston bombing investigation, experts say
Fox News - almost 4 years
Federal authorities are placing intense pressure on what they know to be the inner circle of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects, arresting three college buddies of surviving brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and keeping Tamerlan Tamerlan's 24-year-old widow, Katherine Russell, in the public eye with their open surveillance and leaks to media about investigators' focus on her. Legal experts say it's part of their quest not just to determine whether Russell and the friends are culpable but also to push for as much information as possible regarding whether the bombing suspects had ties to a terrorism network or accomplices working domestically or abroad. A primary goal is to push the widow and friends to give their full cooperation, according to the experts. Russell is "assisting" investigators, a source close to her tells Fox News, though reports say she may not be fully cooperating.  David Zlotnick, a professor of law at Roger Williams University and former federal prosecutor in ...
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New laws may change policing - Herald Sun
Google News - about 4 years
Yahoo!7 News New laws may change policing Herald Sun NEW federal anti-discrimination laws may limit the way police and jails operate in Victoria, the Baillieu Government warns. Victorian Attorney-General Robert Clark has written to the Commonwealth asking that draft laws be changed to include clear ... Anti-discrimination law changes could tie the hands of policeThe Daily Telegraph Anti-discrimination laws will be a lawyers' banquetThe Australian Brandis warns new laws could outlaw debateABC Online all 10 news articles »
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Law Institute questions 'challenge-proof' bikie laws - The Australian
Google News - over 4 years
Sky News Australia Law Institute questions 'challenge-proof' bikie laws The Australian Victorian Attorney-General Robert Clark said yesterday heavy penalties and court-imposed control orders planned for police to deal with criminal bikie gangs were framed to prevent a repeat of interstate High Court challenges. Mr Clark said the Victorian ... 'Law targets bikies ... but hurts us all'The Border Mail Bikies rev up for legal warHerald Sun Bikie gatherings to be made illegal under new Baillieu Government lawsNEWS.com.au ABC Online -ABC Local all 56 news articles »
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Forest, Tedesco, Brooks among state's primary winners
Blue Ridge Now - over 4 years
RALEIGH (AP) — Republican Dan Forest scored a convincing win Tuesday over fellow Raleigh resident Tony Gurley for the right to run for lieutenant governor in November as voters chose party nominees in a dozen Council of State and legislative runoff races. Forest, an architect, had 68 percent of the vote compared to 32 percent for Gurley, a Wake County commissioner, according to unofficial results. Forest will take on Democratic nominee Linda Coleman, who won in the May primary. Forest and Gurley, like other pairs of candidates on Tuesday, had failed in May to receive the more than 40 percent needed to win outright, setting up the runoff. According to nearly complete unofficial results, other victors in Council of State races were Republican Mike Causey for state insurance commissioner, who defeated former House Co-Speaker Richard Morgan; John Tedesco, who beat Richard Alexander in the GOP runoff for superintendent of public instruction; and Ed Goodwin, who defeated Kenn Gardner ...
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BSD Exercises Caution With 2012-2013 Budget
Burlingame Patch - over 4 years
The Burlingame School District Board of Trustees adopted a budget for the 2012-2013 school year Tuesday night after ending the 2011-2012 school year with healthy reserves, but uncertain state funding still looms. With midyear cuts pending based on the outcome of a statewide November tax initiative, district officials proceeded with caution while crafting the upcoming year’s budget. If the tax initiative fails, Burlingame can expect a reduction in state funding of about $441 per student, or $1,323,000 million, so the district planned accordingly. “This adopted budget tonight includes the $1.3 million trigger,” said BSD Chief Business Officer and Assistant Superintendent Robert Clark. “If the trigger reductions are not pulled, we can basically add approximately 7 percent to the general fund.” Burlingame is also contending with a loss of Federal stimulus dollars received in the past few years, as well as an adjusted deficit revenue limit amount from 19.754 percent to 22.272 pe ...
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Winder Resident Arrested After Son Shot and Killed by Gwinnett Police
Barrow Patch - almost 5 years
A Winder man was arrested Thursday, April 26, after Gwinnett police shot and killed his son during an incident in Lawrenceville, according to WSB-TV.  Family members, including the man's father, Winder resident Thomas Clark, arrived shortly after the shooting. Both Thomas Clark and Robert Clark of Snellville, brother of the deceased, were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.  Lawrenceville Patch reports the following on the officer-involved shooting: According to Gwinnett County Police Department's Cpl. Jake Smith, officers responded to a call from a friend of James Clark saying Clark was suicidal. The friend told dispatchers Clark had cut himself with a knife and was armed with a gun and had already fired two shots. Clark told his friend he needed to leave because it was not safe for him to be there. The first officers arrived to the home at 556 Trophy Trail at 6:41pm. Eight minutes later, Smith says Clark came out of his home holding a deer rifle with a mounti ...
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Number of Local Students Driving Distracted on the Rise
Coronado Patch - almost 5 years
It's no surprise that cell phone calls and texting distract drivers, but it is surprising that the distracting driving is on the rise, despite authorities' best efforts. According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, phoning and driving increases the risk of crashes four-fold, with hands free and handheld devices equally dangerous. Texting increases this risk eight to 16 times. California Highway Patrol Assistant Chief Robert Clark said a new study highlights the high prevalence of distracted driving those of college-age, including texting while driving. “The demonstration of misplaced confidence in their own and others’ ability to multitask may lead to opportunities for us to educate and employ some risk abatement strategies,” he said about the report. A team of experts from UC San Diego's Trauma Epidemiology and Injury Prevention Research Center analyzed the driving habits of college students in San Diego County. “Distracted Driving is a highly prevalent beh ...
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Injury picture improves for Gators after win over Vols - Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
WR Robert Clark played for the first time this season after missing the first two games with a hamstring injury. – TE AC Leonard made his career debut for Florida five weeks after having arthroscopic surgery on his knee to repair a torn meniscus
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Baillieu intervenes to keep rights charter - The Age
Google News - over 5 years
He has also asked his own Department of Premier and Cabinet to oversee the government's response, instead of the Department of Justice under the direction of Attorney-General Robert Clark, a long-standing charter critic
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Push for hate crime education - Sydney Star Observer
Google News - over 5 years
Victorian Labor MLC Jaala Pulford has called on Attorney-General Robert Clark to promote awareness of Victoria's anti-hate crime laws following a homophobic incident in Colac. The Western Victoria MLC told Parliament she was saddened to hear comedian
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robert Curtis Clark
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2002
    Age 64
    After resigning from his post as Alberta Ethics Commissioner he worked as the Ethics Advisor for the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board and serving from 2002 until 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Since 2006 he has worked as the Chair of Rural Alberta's Development Fund.
    On March 12, 2002 he would serve the government in another capacity as he was appointed Chairman of the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details In 2003 Clark was awarded the Alberta Lieutenant Governor's Award for his dedication to public service.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1995
    Age 57
    He was also appointed as Alberta's first Information and Privacy Commissioner from 1995 to 2001.
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  • 1992
    Age 54
    He has served that post from April 1, 1992 to March 31, 2003.
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    Clark was appointed as the first Alberta Ethics Commissioner by the provincial government in 1992.
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  • 1988
    Age 50
    Clark did not go to University when he was younger but he was awarded an honorary doctorate of law degree by the University of Calgary on June 8, 1988.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1986
    Age 48
    In 1986 he became a member of the Board of Directors and later Chairman of the Board for the Special Waste Management Corporation.
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  • 1981
    Age 43
    After leaving political office, Clark became a consultant for Hill and Knowlton and Public Affairs International. He served both those roles from 1981 until his appointed as Ethics Commissioner in 1992.
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    Less than a year after the election Clark resigned as Social Credit leader, and resigned his seat on November 30, 1981.
    More Details Hide Details The separatist Western Canada Concept won his former riding by a resounding margin in the subsequent by-election; it and its predecessors had been in Socred hands for all but four of the previous 46 years. This marked the beginning of the end of Social Credit as a force in Alberta politics. In a snap election held a year later, Social Credit lost its remaining seats in the legislature, never to return.
  • 1979
    Age 41
    Clark led Social Credit to a larger share of the popular vote in the 1979 general election, but failed to pick up any seats.
    More Details Hide Details In his home district he won that election with the biggest plurality of his career as he remained personally popular.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1973
    Age 35
    Clark was chosen as Official Opposition leader by the Social Credit caucus in September 1973 after James Henderson left the caucus to sit as an independent.
    More Details Hide Details He had earlier run for the leadership of the party, and had the support of half the party's MLAs. However, he was defeated in an upset by Werner Schmidt, who did not have a seat in the legislature, which led to Henderson and then Clark taking the role of Leader of the Opposition. Schmidt led the party to a very poor showing in the 1975 general election. The party lost almost 23% of its popular vote and dropped from 25 to four seats in the Legislature, barely holding onto official status. Clark easily won his home district, defeating two other candidates with a large majority. Schmidt resigned shortly after the election, and Clark took the leadership unopposed. In six years as opposition leader, he unable to make any real headway on the Tories under Peter Lougheed, who had rapidly built up a machine that was every bit as dominant as the Social Credit MLA's had been in their heyday.
  • 1971
    Age 33
    Clark ran for a fourth term in office in the 1971 general election.
    More Details Hide Details Despite the defeat of the Social Credit government, Clark was easily returned to his seat.
  • 1968
    Age 30
    In 1968 Clark was appointed as Minister of Education by Premier Harry Strom.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1967
    Age 29
    Clark would run for a third term in office, this time as a Cabinet Minister in the 1967 general election.
    More Details Hide Details In that election Clark slightly increased his plurality as he finished well ahead in the field of four candidates.
  • 1966
    Age 28
    Clark was appointed to the cabinet by Premier Ernest Manning in 1966.
    More Details Hide Details Manning appointed Clark as Minister of Youth due to his young age.
  • 1963
    Age 25
    For the 1963 Alberta general election, Didsbury was abolished, and Clark followed most of his constituents into the new Olds-Didsbury riding.
    More Details Hide Details He won the new district in a landslide three way race.
  • 1960
    Age 22
    Clark was first elected to the Alberta Legislature in a by-election held in the electoral district of Didsbury on November 30, 1960.
    More Details Hide Details The by-election was caused by the death of the previous member James Owens. Clark won the hotly contested three way race for the Socreds by doubling the votes of second place candidate J.A. Lore of the Liberals. He became the youngest Alberta provincial MLA winning the electoral district at age of twenty-three years.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1956
    Age 18
    He became a school teacher at the age of nineteen in 1956 for Mountain View County.
    More Details Hide Details Four years later he made a run for provincial political office.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1937
    Born
    Robert Curtis Clark was born on July 2, 1937 in Acme, Alberta, Canada.
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