Bob offers politically-informed insights on current events and Human Rights. He identifies the shortcomings of the current framework, and empowers audiences to be the ones to remedy the situation. Audiences leave inspired to participate instead of feeling disenfranchised. His inspirational speaking focuses on such Human Rights issues as housing, safety, income inequality and male/female issues.
Canada: Our Future and Our International Role
In this presentation Bob looks at the current state of the nation and where we fit within the international community. He touches on international security and working together collaboratively. Drawing from his past experience as leader of the Liberal Party, Bob offers unique insight on our geopolitical situation.
How do we build institutions that are based on respect? It is going to take some fundamental changes at the federal and provincial levels in terms of governance in order to make sure that the dignity of First Nations people is recognized. Bob looks at such issues as education, inequality, reparations and mental health-addictions. It’s time for a new, respectful, practical partnership that fully recognizes First Nations rights and title, but goes beyond that to deal with self government and economic partnership
Bob touches on a range of personal experiences to bring to life his story on healthcare. He shares a range of insights and recommendations formed during various governmental and private engagements in the health sector including his role restructuring the Red Cross after the tainted blood scandal, donating bone marrow to his brother and his advocacy in Mental Health issues spanning decades.
Bob draws from his involvement in provincial and federal politics to look at the education system. In 2005, Bob led the post-secondary commission in recommending changes to improve performance.
Bob brings decades of experience as a lawyer and public leader at the highest levels of government to discuss a range of issues including Social Justice, Geopolitics, Education, Indigenous Advocacy, Canada & Healthcare. Audiences get informed, candid and inspiring insights on the topics most relevant to them.
Companions | Order of Canada
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
Order of Ontario
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
Officer of the Order of Canada