Born and raised in Eganville, Rob Jamieson received his Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University. Mr. Jamieson is the executive assistant and senior adviser to the Carleton University Students’ Association, which represents more than 20,000 undergraduate students.
He and his wife April are proud owners of Fourth Chute Farm, located just outside of Eganville. Over the years, he has maintained his family’s long tradition of local community service. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Bonnechere Arts and Historical Society, and was a member of the local committee studying the widening of highway 17. Proud of his region’s musical heritage, Mr. Jamieson can often be found fiddling at community events throughout the Ottawa Valley.
He has been active in the Liberal party for nineteen years. Most recently, he served as President of the Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke Federal Liberal Association, and he currently serves as Executive Vice-President for the Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario), representing more than 150,000 Liberal members. In 2003, he served on a policy committee advising Paul Martin on education matters.
Liberalism has a long tradition in Mr. Jamieson’s family and in the Ottawa Valley. His great-great-great-grandfather, William Jamieson, was a Liberal activist at the time of Confederation. William Jamieson served as Renfrew’s Justice of the Peace; on occasion he used the family farmhouse as his courtroom.