Politician and author who was the head of the Liberal Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition from 2008-11. He's also a historian who held prominent positions at Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard and Toronto universities.
He earned his PhD in history from Harvard University in 1976.
He won a Gemini Award for his 1993 documentary series Blood and Belonging: Journeys into the New Nationalism.
His father George was a diplomat and his mother's name is Jessie. He married Zsuzsanna Zsohar in 1999.
In 2009, he met with U.S. President Barack Obama to discuss climate change and human rights.