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The Hon. Bob Rae

The Hon. Bob Rae


Bob Rae is a senior partner at Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP, where he works with First Nations as legal counsel, advisor, and negotiator. He served as Ontario's 21st Premier from 1990 to 1995 and Interim Federal Leader of the Liberal Party in 2011- 2013.   He was named Queen's Counsel in 1984, appointed to the Privy Council of Canada in 1998, named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2000, received the Order of Ontario in 2004 and Companion of the Order of Canada in 2015.‎ In addition to his legal practice, Bob teaches at the University of Toronto as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG), and as Distinguished Professor at Victoria College. He is also a Fellow at the Forum of Federations, and consults internationally on governance issues. He has also written five books, most recently "What's Happened to Politics". He writes and speaks regularly on public issues and also does ADR work with ADR Chambers.