The contest to choose the next Conservative candidate for Kootenay-Columbia is well underway. Rob Morrison, of Cranbrook, announced his intentions last year and is the first to be confirmed by the Party. More information, about his campaign, can be found below and on his website: www.morrisonformp.ca.
About Rob Morrison
Rob Morrison has lived within and worked throughout Kootenay-Columbia for the past 40 years. His father served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, which gave him wide-ranging exposure of the Canadian landscape at an early age; fostering a decision that expanded into a 35 year career serving his country. Throughout his career he served in various prestigious leadership roles, moving up the ranks and forging strong collaborative relationships with multiple levels of government and the private sector. He ended his tenure in 2013 as Director General with the Treasury Board Secretariat where he was responsible for an information-sharing environment with all law enforcement agencies and foreign governments. As well as being officially recognized by Prime Minister Harper for his years of Loyal Public Service, Rob received multiple recognitions, including a Commissioners Commendation for outstanding community support.
Prior to his role as Director General, Rob served as a Senior Executive Chief Superintendent responsible for policing service delivery models throughout British Columbia. His ability to listen, in tandem with his deep understanding of grassroots issues, played key factors in the successful initiatives Rob spearheaded within his career and community involvement. He has significant experience engaging with all levels of Government (National and International) and has devoted time to ensure that unique communities were afforded the best possible service delivery models.
During the course of his service, Rob was recruited as an expert to speak publically at several international conferences introducing safe and secure law enforcement models to work against organized crime and national security threats. He served as a diplomat with DFAIT where he was responsible for 17 countries in Central/Southwest Asia and the Middle East, and engaged firsthand with Senior Foreign Government Officials as well as Canadians in foreign countries representing the voice of Canada.
With the current Liberal Government failing and the failure of the NDP in the Kootenay-Columbia region, Rob is inspired and committed to help the Conservative Party take back the electoral district by representing the Kootenay-Columbia region in the 2019 Federal Election. He has the experience and understanding to catapult the Conservative Party to the next level and step into the next line of political rank, bringing a strong, polished and respected conservative voice to address our needs and concerns as individuals, community, and as a nation.
Rob is a devoted husband with five children, an active community member with a passion for sustainable living and environmental awareness. His desire to serve coincides with his love for people, community, nature, wildlife and his ability to make a difference. He travels extensively to remote communities around the Kootenay-Columbia region, knows the day-to-day issues residents are facing. Rob brings passion and commitment for the regions future development and its natural preservation. In his recreational time, Rob enjoys hiking, fishing, reading suspense novels, keeping up with modern technology, and travelling with his wife and his roof-top tent. He values his relationships and is continuously building bridges with government, communities, and the many people that he has met and worked with throughout his 40 years in the Kootenay-Columbia region.