He should not be confused with another Bob Rose, who sat as a Progressive Conservative in the Manitoba legislature from 1990 to 1995. Rose worked as a broker before entering political life. Rose was elected to the Manitoba legislature in the 1988 provincial election, defeating Progressive Conservative candidate Paul Herriot.
In the election of 1990, he was defeated by Tory Shirley Render.
He has not sought a return to political life since this life.