“Wise and optimistic…a wonderful appeal for tolerance and civility in an age when they are ever harder to find.” — Maclean’s
“This book is a jarring wake-up call to old-style socialist thinkers and would-be protectionists.”
— The Ottawa Citizen
“There is a philosophical elegance to Rae’s work.”
— National Post
Bob Rae was born in Ottawa in 1948. He 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. He served as Ontario's 21st Premier, and was elected to federal and provincial parliaments eight times.
Mr. Rae is now a partner at the law firm of Goodman Phillips and Vineberg. His memoir, From Protest to Power: Personal Reflections on a Life in Politics, was a national bestseller.