Robert Keith "Bob" Rae, PC, OC, OOnt, QC, MP (born August 2, 1948) is a Canadian politician. He is the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre and interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Rae was a New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament from 1978 to 1982. Then he moved to provincial politics, becoming leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party from February 7, 1982 to June 22, 1996. He served as the 21st Premier of Ontario from October 1, 1990 to June 26, 1995, and was the first person to have led a provincial NDP government east of Manitoba. While in office, he brought forward a number of initiatives that were unpopular with many traditional NDP supporters, such as the Social Contract. Rae's subsequent disagreement with the leftward direction of the NDP led him to ...
Bob Rae was given the nickname "Bob the Rebuilder" when he became interim Liberal leader after the worst election loss in the party's history. He has lived up to those expectations, demonstrating that there is life after Michael Ignatieff for the decimated Liberal party. He outshines the other interim leader in the Commons, the NDP's Nycole Turmel.
In a speech Wednesday at the Economic Club of Canada, Rae began to flesh out his vision of the future of the Liberal party. Rae defines it as the party of the middle class, which has been a casualty, he says, of ideological politics. It is a ...
OTTAWA -- Bob Rae won't say whether he wants to be prime minister. But he does want that, with every fibre of his being.
And here's the curious magic that charisma, gravitas and a dash of hubris can effect: Listening to Rae speak, it's hard not to believe, at least for a while, that he might pull it off. Certainly he thinks he can. The pat responses about heeding party rules calling for him to stand aside in 2013? Let's quietly set those aside. Rae is crafting a come-from-behind run for the country's top job. And he's going about it in clever, methodical fashion.
On the face of it, Rae's ...
EMC News - What's next for the federal Liberal Party? That's what students at Carleton University discovered when they attended a special political discussion Nov. 2 featuring interim Liberal leader Bob Rae.Rae was on hand to discuss what went down during last spring's federal election and also spoke about the Liberal convention scheduled for January 2012.Walking around and shaking hands with the 30-plus students in attendance, Rae thanked each of them for supporting the Liberal Party. He then took centre stage and began his speech, which addressed the defeat his party suffered back in ...
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Bob Rae conducts final caucus meeting as interim Liberal leader - CTV News
CTV NewsBob Rae conducts final caucus meeting as interim Liberal leaderCTV NewsOTTAWA -- Bob Rae has wrapped up his final caucus meeting as the caretaker head of the Liberal party. As he steps down as interim leader, he says the party in better shape now than when he inherited it. Rae says he's proud of his time at the head of ...
Bob Rae serves last day in House as Liberal leader - CANOE
Bob Rae serves last day in House as Liberal leaderCANOEOTTAWA - Interim Liberal leader Bob Rae is promising to stay in the background after the party crowns its new leader April 14. Liberals gathered in Parliament's Hall of Honour Wednesday and gave Rae a round of applause as he readied to hand the reins ...
Michael Den Tandt: Bob Rae's political career full of moral conscience and ... - National Post
National PostMichael Den Tandt: Bob Rae's political career full of moral conscience and ...National PostHere's the irony: Bob Rae, showered with accolades and crowned with laurel leaves by friend and foe alike this week as he gracefully stepped back from the fray, isn't going anywhere. A performer and political operator to his core, Rae is not leaving ...Bob Rae to visit St. Catharines next weekNews Talk 610 CKTBall 3 news articles »