Confederation Centre of the Arts announced that the 2020 Symons Medal will be awarded to Mr. Bob Rae, PC, CC, OO, QC on Friday, October 30th in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
The Symons Medal– one of Canada’s most prestigious honours– recognizes an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to Canadian life. The 2020 Ceremony will take place in the Homburg Theatre at the Confederation Centre and will also be live-streamed.
Bob Rae is currently serving at the Prime Minister’s Special Evoy on Humanitarian and Refugee Issues. Elected 11 times to the House of Commons and the Legislature of Ontario, Mr. Rae served as Ontario’s 21st Premier as well as Interim Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. He is Senior Counsel at Olthius Kleer Townshend LLP, a law firm that focuses on indigenous issues.
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