The Canadian Press

2013-06-19 | Bob Rae Resigns

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One-time Ontario NDP premier and former interim federal Liberal leader Bob Rae, a fixture on Canada's political scene for 35 years, announced he was leaving politics so he could focus on his new role as chief negotiator for First Nations in talks with the province about development of the Ring of Fire mining project in northern Ontario. He said it was important personal work for him, and that was why he decided to resign his seat. Rae resigned his Toronto-Centre seat on July 1st.

Date: 2013-06-19
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the passion and enthusiasm that I feel for the first nations of Canada the need for a different kind of partnership in this country between Canada's first peoples and those of us who've come later on is absolutely necessary >>