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Bob Rae

Distinguished Senior Fellow

Bio
Bob Rae was elected eleven times to the House of Commons and the Ontario legislature between 1978 and 2013. He was Ontario’s 21st Premier from 1990 to 1995, and served as interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 2011 to 2013. He was named “Parliamentarian of the Year” by his colleagues in the House of Commons in 2011.

He is working now as a lawyer, negotiator, mediator, and arbitrator, with a particular focus on first nations, aboriginal, and governance issues. He also teaches at the University of Toronto School of Governance and Public Policy, is Distinguished Professor at the Victoria University where he teaches in the “Vic One” program and is a widely respected writer and commentator.

An author of five books (most recently, the best selling “What’s Happened to Politics”) and many studies and reports, Bob Rae is a Privy Councillor, a Companion of the Order of Canada, a member of the Order of Ontario, and has numerous awards and honorary degrees from institutions in Canada and around the world.

Courses Taught
PPG2018H / PPG401H1:
The Role of Government

LAW7030H (LAW281H1):
Issues in Aboriginal Law and Policy

Home Department
School of Public Policy & Governance

Contact info
b.rae@utoronto.ca
Website