Speaker Date Topic
Lisa Whitwell May 27, 2020
Classification Talk
Classification Talk

Lisa Whitwell, one of the newest members of RTE will give her Classifiction Talk.

Hon. Bob Rae Jun 03, 2020
Life in the Time of COVID and Beyond
Life in the Time of COVID and Beyond

Bob Rae is senior counsel at OKT - Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP.

He works with First Nations across Canada as legal counsel, advisor, negotiator, and arbitrator.

Bob brings decades of experience as a lawyer and public leader at the highest levels of government.  He also has a strong background in negotiations, strategic planning and community and economic development. Bob's legal practice focuses on First Nations, Aboriginal and Governance issues.

Bob acts as Advisor to the Matawa Chiefs Tribal Council respecting the potential development of the area in north western Ontario known as The Ring of Fire.

Bob was elected eleven times to the House of Commons and the Ontario Legislature between 1978 and 2013. He served as Ontario's 21st Premier from 1990 to 1995 and Interim Federal Leader and foreign affairs critic for the Liberal Party of Canada from 2011- 2013, a time of significant restructuring.  In 2011 he was chosen by his colleagues as Parliamentarian of the Year.

Bob resigned from Parliament in 2013 to return to legal practice and, in particular, to use his legal, political and strategic skills to assist First Nations communities.

Bob was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2000, a Companion of the Order of Canada in 2016, and received the Order of Ontario in 2004.