Bob Mills was elected to the House of Commons in October 1993, June 1997, and re-elected in November 2000 as the Member of Parliament for Red Deer, Alberta. He has been an active member of the Reform Party of Canada since 1990, the Canadian Alliance Party, and now the Conservative Party of Canada.
Bob was born at Young, Saskatchewan and at the age of twelve, moved to Saskatoon.
Bob graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a BA in Science and an Education diploma. Bob majored in History and Biology. He moved to Red Deer in 1965 and taught biology at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School until 1979. In 1979, Bob ran as a provincial candidate for the Social Credit Party, meeting Preston Manning, Ray Speaker, Bob Clark and others in the process. Bob lost the election by a small margin.
In 1979, Bob established Mills Travel Ltd. and in 1986 became affiliated with American Express. As the business grew, it reached its goals and became one of the major travel businesses emphasising service in the community. Bob became an active member with American Express Network and in 1992, received the Travel Hall of Fame award in Orlando.
In 2001, Bob was the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship – Rotary International’s highest award for “Service Above Self”.
Bob has travelled extensively to all continents in the last 20 years.
Bob lives with his wife Nicole just south of Red Deer where he enjoys farming, gardening, photography and travel.
Bob and Nicole have 6 children: Ken is a Rhodes scholar and teaches History at the University of Toronto, Rosanno has a business in Victoria, Ric is an accountant in Victoria, Amanda is a nurse in Vancouver, Kari Anne works as an interior design architect in Red Deer and Melinda just received her Ph.D.(Cum Laude) in Groningen, Holland.
PARLIAMENTARY AND PARTY ACTIVITIES
Official Opposition Environment Critic January, 2001 to present
Vice-Chair of the Environment Committee
Official Opposition Health Critic January, 2000 - June, 2000
Official Opposition Foreign Affairs Critic 1994-1999
Former Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs
Former member of the Standing Committee on Health
Chair of by-election Committee 95-99
Election Readiness Federal Campaign 1992-1999
Chair of Corporate Fundraising 1999 to present
Involved in Priorities & Planning, Strategy Committees and other advisory roles for the party.
Elected to the House of Commons in October 1993. Re-elected in November 2000.
Graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a BA in Science and an Education diploma.
Married to Nicole. They have six children, Ken, Rosanno, Ric, Amanda, Kari Anne and Melinda.
Sandra Bratley, 403-347-7335