Minister Bob Chiarelli

Photo of Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli

A well-known figure in Ottawa, Bob Chiarelli returned to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on March 4, 2010, following a by-election in the riding of Ottawa West-Nepean. Bob was previously MPP for the riding of Ottawa West from 1987 to 1997. He was appointed Minister of Energy in February 2013.

He has served as Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation. As Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation, Bob was responsible for implementing Ontario’s first 10-year infrastructure plan, Building Together.

Bob also served as the Regional Chair of Ottawa-Carleton and was later elected as the first Mayor of the amalgamated City of Ottawa. He was on the board of Ottawa Hydro from 2000-2006 and a director for the Independent Electricity System Operator from 2007-2010.

Bob and his partner, Randi Hansen, live in Ottawa. He enjoys spending time with his adult children and two grandchildren.