The Hon. Bob Rae
The Honourable Bob Rae is an advisor to CRDI. Mr. Rae is Canada’s special envoy to Myanmar (Burma), dealing with the Rohingya crisis.
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.
An author of five books 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.
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 and is a widely respected writer and commentator.