- Conservative Party of Canada
Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
Appointed on the advice of:
613-943-4020 or 1-800-267-7362
Bob Runciman was the Member of Provincial Parliament representing Leeds
– Grenville in Eastern Ontario since 1981. In addition to representing his
constituents for almost three decades, Mr. Runciman served in a number of other
capacities at Queen’s Park, including most recently as Opposition House Leader.
In previous years Mr. Runciman served as a cabinet minister for three premiers,
including Minister of Public Safety and Security, Minister of Economic
Development and Trade, Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations, Solicitor
General and Minister of Correctional Services. Mr. Runciman was also chosen by
his caucus to serve as leader of the party following the resignation of two
leaders. Prior to his time in the provincial politics, Mr. Runciman began his
political career as a municipal councillor in the City of Brockville. Mr.
Runciman was previously employed in production management in the chemical
industry and also worked as a reporter for two Eastern Ontario daily newspapers,
eventually owning a weekly newspaper and commercial printing business. Mr.
Runciman lives in Brockville with his wife, Jeannette.