Aug 23, 2022 12:00 PM
The Hon. Rob Nicholson

Chair Niagara Escarpment Comission, Former Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls

Rob Nicholson represented the riding of Niagara Falls as M.P. from 2004 to 2019 He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. Under P.M. Stephen Harper, he served as Minister of National Defence, Minister of Justice & Minister of Foreign Affairs.


Rob was born and raised in Niagara Falls and from his humble beginnings he has risen to the highest ranks of the federal government.  As Rob likes to say “we’ve won the lottery of life being born in Canada


He was elected to Parliament in 1984 until 1993. He then served as regional councillor and school board trustee. He was re-elected to Parliament in 2004 and he served as leader of the government in the House of Commons and minister of democratic reform in 2006. The following year, he was named minister of justice and attorney general. In 2013, he was appointed minister of national defence. He became minister of foreign affairs in 2015 and in 2019 was appointed to the National Security and Intelligence Committee. Nicholson retired from public service in 2019.


In a Niagara Independent interview, published on November 2019, Regional Chair Jim Bradley commented, “Rob has made such a tremendous and significant contribution, not only to those of us in Niagara, certainly in Niagara Falls and the Niagara region, but right across our country and internationally.  When you think of Rob Nicholson, there are certain words that come to mind, one is honesty, one is integrity, one is perseverance, one is service, all of those and many more can be used to describe Rob Nicholson.”