Friday, October 12th 2018 | 7:00pm
In this lecture former Ontario Premier Bob Rae will talk about why human rights are important, and how and why they are so deeply challenged in the world. Drawing on his experiences in Canada and internationally, he will link how the Canadian debate on rights has evolved, and how it parallels what is happening around the world.
Bob Rae, who served as Premier of Ontario from 1990-95 and later as Interim Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, is currently practicing law in Toronto, focusing on indigenous issues and mediation. He also teaches law and public policy at the University of Toronto, and currently serves as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Myanmar. He is the author of five books and three major reports for the federal and provincial governments. Bob lives in Toronto with his wife Arlene Perly Rae and thanks to their three daughters they are proud grandparents.