Robert K. (Bob) Rae, QC, OC, PC
Senior Counsel

Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend LLP

250 University Ave, Fl 8
Toronto, ON M5H 3E5
Phone: (416) 981-9441
E-mail: [email protected]

A graduate of both the University of Toronto and Oxford, Bob Rae was first elected to the Parliament of Canada as the Member of Parliament for Broadview in a by-election in October 1978, the first of 11 successful elections, both federal and provincial. Bob resigned his federal seat in 2013 to join Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP, where he works as an advisor and negotiator for Indigenous Groups across Canada. Bob served as Ontario's 21st Premier from 1990 to 1995 and Interim Federal Leader of the Liberal Party in 2011–13. He was named Queen's Counsel in 1984, appointed to the Privy Council of Canada in 1998, received the Order of Ontario in 2004 and was promoted to be a Companion of the Order of Canada in 2015. In 2017, Bob was appointed as Special Envoy to Myanmar by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Bob teaches at the University of Toronto as a Professor of Public Policy at the Munk School and Victoria College. He is a Senior Fellow at the Forum of Federations, and consults internationally on governance issues. He has written five books, as well as two major reports on the Air India bombing and higher education in Ontario. He writes and speaks regularly on public issues and does ADR work with ADR Chambers..

Year Called to the Bar:1980
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