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Queen's University

Action This Day: Why Canada's First Nations People Can't Wait

Friday, April 26, 2013
Bioscience Complex, Lecture Theatre 1101, Queen's University
116 Barrie Street, Kingston ON

4:15 PM 

bobrae.jpgBob Rae, M.P., Interim Leader, Liberal Party of Canada

When people meet Bob Rae they recognize he is a politician with experience and significant expertise through years of public service. They also see a leader – someone with the wisdom and the courage to speak passionately about what matters to us as Canadians. Rae has been elected ten times to federal and provincial parliaments, winning every election he contested. Rae was Ontario’s 21st Premier, from 1990 to 1995.  He has experience at the highest levels of government in Canada and was an active participant in some of the most the important constitutional talks of the day. Until recently, he served as Foreign Affairs Critic for the Liberal Party of Canada.

Throughout his political career he has put the interests of people first, and he carries that guiding principle with him today.

Bob Rae has a B.A. and an LL.B. from the University of Toronto and was a Rhodes Scholar in 1969.  He obtained a B.Phil. degree from Oxford University in 1971 and was named a Queen’s Counsel in 1984.  Bob has received numerous honorary degrees and awards from Canadian and foreign universities, colleges, and organizations.

He is married to Arlene Perly Rae and has three daughters, Judith, Lisa and Eleanor.

Bob was appointed to Her Majesty’s Privy Council for Canada in 1998, was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2000, and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Ontario in 2004. He has proudly served the people of Toronto Centre in Ottawa as their Member of Parliament since March 2008.

All Are Welcome.

This is presented in conjunction with the annual Queen's Policy Forum.  Registration for the lecture is not required, however Registration is necessary if you wish to attend the Policy Forum.

School of Policy Studies, Robert Sutherland Hall
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.3020