Biography : Bob Chiarelli

Bob Chiarelli

Bob Chiarelli

Minister of Infrastructure

MPP Ottawa West-Nepean

Political Career

  • Minister of Energy, February 2013 – June 2016
  • Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, November 2012 – February 2013
  • Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation, October 2011 – February 2013
  • Minister of Infrastructure, August 2010 – October 2011
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Chair of Management Board of Cabinet, September 1987 – October 1988
  • Mayor, Ottawa
  • Chair, Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton

Education

  • Admission to Bar of Ontario
  • LL.B. Faculty of Common Law, University of Ottawa
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York

Personal and Family Life

  • Partner (Randi) with five children and two grandchildren

Memberships and Associations

  • Vice-Chair, Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health
  • Board Member, Peace Camp Ottawa
  • Fundraising Volunteer, Citizen Advocacy
  • Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa

Executive Biography

Bob Chiarelli was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 1987 as the MPP for Ottawa West. He was re-elected in 1990 and 1995. Chiarelli was elected as the MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean in 2010, then re-elected in 2011 and 2014.

Chiarelli currently serves as Minister of Infrastructure. He has also served as Minister of Energy, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation. As Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation, he was responsible for implementing Ontario’s first 10-year infrastructure plan, Building Together.

Chiarelli also served as the Regional Chair of Ottawa-Carleton and was later elected as the first Mayor of the amalgamated City of Ottawa. In those roles, he championed expansion of light rail and other public transit, new recreational and health care infrastructure and maintaining Ottawa’s triple-A fiscal rating.

Prior to entering politics, Chiarelli ran a community law practice for 18 years. During his break from politics, he served as Vice-Chair of the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health, member of the board of Peace Camp Ottawa, a fundraising volunteer with Citizen Advocacy and a Senior Fellow in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa.

Bob lives in Ottawa with his partner, Randi, and has five children and two grandchildren.

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