About Robert


Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette, was first elected in the 2010 November By-election in Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette and then again in the 41st federal election in May of 2011.

Bob is currently an outspoken member of the Standing Committee for Environment and Sustainable Development as well as the Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. In addition, Bob chairs the Manitoba Regional Caucus as well as the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group.

Robert Sopuck received his B.Sc. from the University of Manitoba in 1973 and Masters from Cornell University (1975) in Ithaca, New York. His first career (1976-1979) was in fisheries management where he was the District Biologist (Eastern Arctic) for the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans and then as Fisheries Biologist for the Province of Manitoba. He lived on his farm from 1979 to 1988.

From 1988 to 1996 he coordinated the sustainable development initiative for the Province of Manitoba. Duties included the development of a sustainable development strategy for Manitoba, development of Manitoba’s water strategy, and providing staff support to the Sustainable Development Committee of Cabinet. He was Manitoba’s observer on the Founding Board of the International Institute for Sustainable Development. In 1996 he took a position with the Pine Falls Paper Company as Director of Environmental Programs. In this position he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s environmental performance ranging from the management of a wastewater treatment plant to permitting and to compliance with the terms and conditions of the environmental license. He was also on the Board of the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation at this time.

In 1998 he moved back to his farm in Western Manitoba where he currently resides. He was the Vice-President of Policy (Western Canada) for the Delta Waterfowl Foundation from 2000 -2009 and the Director of the “Smart Green” environmental policy project and the “Rural Renaissance Project” for the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. He has had extensive experience in agricultural and rural policy analysis and development. He chaired the board of the Manitoba fisheries development group known as the Fish and Lake Improvement Program for the Parkland Region and is the hunting and outdoors columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press. He is currently a natural resources specialist with AMEC Earth and Environmental Limited and supervised an oil exploration and drilling program in Alberta during the winter of 2009/2010.

In October, 2007 he was appointed by Canada’s Minister of the Environment to the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, the primary advisory body to the federal government on environmental and natural resources policy.

He has operated a grain and oilseed farm, a small outfitting business, and carried out consulting work in the areas of environmental assessment and resource management.

In all of these activities he has earned a solid reputation as an outspoken advocate for Manitoba’s rural communities. He has a very strong knowledge about the workings of government and industry, having held senior positions in both.

He and his wife, Caroline, live on their 480 acres of land in the Sandy Lake area. He and Caroline have 2 children and a granddaughter.

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Robert Sopuck, MP
Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette


Unit A -No. 9, Provincial Road 354,
(Whirlpool Drive West)
Onanole, MB

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Robert Sopuck, MP
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Onanole, MB   R0J 1N0

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Veterans Week
Remembering our Veterans
Sopuck speaks on Holodomor genocide
As chair of the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group, I respectfully urge all members to take a few moments to remember the men, women and children who lost their lives in the Holodomor genocide.
Sopuck comments on Tymoshenko trial in Ukraine
Robert Sopuck asks Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Baird, about Canada's stance on the current prosecution in Ukraine.
Sopuck Attends Shevchenko Award Dinner Honouring Prime Minister Harper
Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin�Swan River�Marquette, and chair of the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group, attended a tribute dinner for Prime Minister Harper, hosted by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. The UCC bestowed upon Prime Minister Harper the prestigious Shevchenko Medal award - the highest form of recognition awarded by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress
Sopuck says Government is Investing in Restoration and Preservation of Winnipegosis Museum
The Winnipegosis Historical Society (WHS) will be able to renovate the Winnipegosis Museum, thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada. This was announced on Tuesday by Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament (Dauphin�Swan River�Marquette), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
Sopuck congratulates highschool students for Envirothon win
Robert Sopuck stood up in the House of Commons today to congratulate five students from Swan Valley Regional Secondary school for their achievment in the 2011 Canon Envirothon competition.
Robert Sopuck elected to Chair of Canada-Ukraine Friendship Group
Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette was elected to the position of Chair of the Canada-Ukraine Friendship group at the annual general meeting.
Sopuck Speaks at Unveiling of Tribute to Taras Shevchenko in Ottawa
Robert Sopuck, MP for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette spoke at the unveiling ceremony of the Taras Shevchenko Monument in Ottawa.
Hylife Foods LP Receives Boost under Canada�s Economic Action Plan
Manitoba�s red meat industry will benefit thanks to a federal investment to upgrade a Neepawa hog processing plant. Member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette Robert Sopuck, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today a contribution of $10 million under the Slaughter Improvement Program to the Hylife Foods facility in Neepawa.
Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group expresses concerns over recent prosecution of Ukraine�s opposition leader, Yulia Tymoshenko
Robert Sopuck, Chair of the all-party Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group and MP for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette, issued the following statement in response to the arrest in Ukraine of Yulia Tymoshenko, former Prime Minister and current leader of the opposition
Sopuck speaks on Alberta Oil Sands
Mr. Speaker, Canada's oil sands and energy sector drive the Canadian economy.
Sopuck stands strong against the long gun registry
Bill C-19, the bill to get rid of the long gun registry, represents a real and tangible victory for those who cherish the particular way of life that I have described.
Budget Delivers for Volunteer Fighters
Member of Parliament applaudes measures taken by the Conservative Government to implement a $3000 tax credit for volunteer fire fighters across Canada.
Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette says funding for improvements to highway 10 will be good for constituents.
Next Phase of Canada
Member of Parliament, Robert Sopuck, applaudes measures taken by the Conservative Governments 2011 Federal Budget.