What’s Happened to Politics?

By Bob Rae

Globe and Mail bestseller

Segmented electorates. Endless repetition of sound bites with little substance. Billions of dollars spent on lobbying. It’s clear that Canadian politics is in a bad state.
In What’s Happened to Politics?, experienced statesman Bob Rae uses real-world examples to deliver a definitive and hard-hitting account of the precise problems plaguing our national politics. Bipartisan and accessible, this timely book is essential reading for every Canadian looking to remedy our fractured political state.

Bob Rae was elected eleven times to the House of Commons and the Ontario legislature between 1978 and 2013. He was Ontario’s 21st Premier from 1990 to 1995, and served as interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 2011 to 2013. He is working now as a lawyer, negotiator, mediator, and arbitrator, with a particular focus on first nations, aboriginal, and governance issues. He also teaches at the University of Toronto School of Governance and Public Policy, and is a widely respected writer and commentator. An author of four books and many studies and reports, Bob Rae is a Privy Councillor, an Officer of the Order of Canada, a member of the Order of Ontario, and has numerous awards and honorary degrees from institutions in Canada and around the world.

Bob is married to Arlene Perly Rae, a writer and speaker, and they have three children. They live in Toronto.