Bob Rae

WONK is a podcast about policymaking that also probes the personalities driving the most exciting policies in Canada today. Hosted by PPF President and CEO Edward Greenspon, the show draws inspiration from the acronym WithOut Normal Knowledge. Because normal knowledge isn’t enough, WONK leans hard into the biggest challenges of our time — and asks guests to do the same.

Our inaugural episode features Bob Rae, ambassador and permanent representative of Canada to the United Nations. Ambassador Rae provided deep insight in a discussion that touched on the Israel-Hamas war, Canada’s diplomatic role behind the scenes, and why his father looms large in his work today.

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And if you’re curious about the meaning of the word ‘wonk’, we’ve got you covered.


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