For the soldier and inventor, see Cecil Vandepeer Clarke.
|Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly|
|Lieutenant Governor||Myra Freeman|
|Preceded by||Murray Scott|
|Succeeded by||Alfie MacLeod|
|Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly|
|Preceded by||Russell MacLellan|
|Succeeded by||Eddie Orrell|
|Mayor of Cape Breton Regional Municipality|
|Preceded by||John W. Morgan|
|Succeeded by||Amanda McDougall|
|Born||(1968-04-12) April 12, 1968 (age 52)
North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Residence||Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada|
Cecil Phillip Clarke (born April 12, 1968) is a politician in Nova Scotia, Canada.
He was the mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality from 2012 to 2020, and represented the riding of Cape Breton North in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, from 2001 to 2011 as a Progressive Conservative.
Clarke turned to provincial politics and was elected in a March 2001 byelection.
He served in the Executive Council of Nova Scotia as Minister of Economic Development, Minister of Energy, Attorney General and Minister of Justice.
Clarke was Speaker of the House of Assembly of Nova Scotia from June 2006 to October 2007.
In July 2010, Clarke announced that he was seeking the federal Conservative nomination for the riding of Sydney—Victoria.
On March 25, 2011, Clarke resigned his seat in the Nova Scotia legislature so he could run for the Conservatives in the 2011 federal election.
On September 6, 2012, Clarke announced that he was entering the race for mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality in the 2012 Nova Scotia municipal elections.
On October 20, 2012, Clarke was elected mayor.
He assumed office on November 5, 2012.
Clarke was re-elected mayor in the 2016 municipal election.
Clarke was criticized in early 2018 for a trip to China which cost taxpayers over $30,000 and included first-class tickets for himself.
On February 3, 2018, Clarke announced his candidacy for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia.
He lost to Tim Houston.
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