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The Honourable Rev. William Alexander "Bill" Blaikie, PC , MA , BA (born June 19, 1951 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian politician and a prominent member of the social-democratic New Democratic Party (NDP). He is the longest serving current member of the Parliament of Canada, having first been elected in 1979. Independent Member of Parliament (MP) David Kilgour was elected the same night, but Blaikie's victory was certified earlier. Bill Blaikie House of Commons headshot File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable ( or formerly The Honble) is a title of quality attached to the names of certain classes of persons. ... The Privy Council Office as it apeared in the 1880s The Queens Privy Council for Canada is the ceremonial council of advisors to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on the advice of the Prime Minister. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada location. ... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... The New Democratic Party (French: Nouveau Parti démocratique) is a left wing political party in Canada that advocates varying forms of socialism . ... The Parliament of Canada (French: Parlement du Canada) is Canadas legislative branch, seated at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... The Honourable David Kilgour, PC (born February 18, 1941 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian politician. ...


Blaikie served in the Canadian Army from 1967 to 1972. He was employed as a labourer with the Canadian National Railway from 1969 to 1974. He subsequently received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the University of Winnipeg, and a Master's Degree in Divinity from Emmanuel College in Toronto. He was ordained a minister in the United Church of Canada on June 4, 1978, and preaches the social gospel in the tradition of other prominent ministers in the CCF (the NDP's predecessor) and NDP such as Tommy Douglas, J.S. Woodsworth and Stanley Knowles. Canadian Forces Land Force Command (LF) is responsible for army operations within the Canadian Armed Forces. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Canadian National Railways logo or herald (used pre-1960) Network Map of Canadian National Railway The Canadian National Railway (CN; AAR reporting marks CN, CNA, CNIS), known as Canadian National Railways (CNR) between 1918 and 1960, and Canadian National/Canadien National (CN) from 1960 to present, is a Canadian Class... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... The University of Winnipeg received its charter in 1967 but its roots date back more than 130 years. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate or graduate course of one to three years in duration. ... There is more than one Emmanuel College: Emmanuel College, Cambridge (part of the University of Cambridge) Emmanuel College, Boston Emmanuel College, Georgia Emmanuel College, Toronto (part of the University of Toronto) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... }|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Official Flag]]|Coat Image=[[Image:{{{Coat Image}}}|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Coat of Arms]]}} {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Diversity Our Strength {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|center|250px|City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada... St. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... The Social Gospel movement is a Protestant movement that was most prominent in the late 19th and early to mid-20th century. ... The Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) was a Canadian political party founded in 1932 in Calgary, Alberta, by a number of socialist, farm, co-operative and labour groups as well as the League for Social Reconstruction. ... The Honourable Thomas Clement Douglas, PC , CC , SOM , MA , LL.D (October 20, 1904 – February 24, 1986) was a Scottish-born Canadian Baptist minister until becoming a freemason and democratic socialist politician. ... J.S. Woodsworth James Shaver Woodsworth (July 29, 1874 – March 21, 1942) was a pioneer in the Canadian social democratic movement. ... The Honourable Stanley Howard Knowles, PC , OC , BA , BD , LL.D (June 18, 1908 - June 9, 1997) was a Canadian parliamentarian. ...


Blaikie was first elected to the House of Commons in the 1979 election, defeating incumbent Progressive Conservative MP Dean Whiteway. He has been re-elected in his Winnipeg riding in every election since then. His closest election was in the 1993 election, when he defeated Liberal candidate Art Miki by only 219 votes during a period of reduced popularity for his party. Between 1993 and 1997, he was the only New Democratic member of parliament to represent a riding east of Saskatchewan. He supported Simon de Jong's leadership campaign in 1989, and Lorne Nystrom's leadership campaign in 1995. The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... The House of Commons after the 1979 election The Canadian federal election of 1979 was held on May 22, 1979 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... This page refers to a Riding as a unit in local government. ... The 1993 Canadian federal election, which took place on October 25th, 1993, was one of the most eventful in Canadian history. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada) is Canadas current governing political party. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (From many peoples, strength) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant Governor Lynda M. Haverstock Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Area 651,036 km² (7th) Land 591,670 km² Water 59,366 km² (9. ... Simon Leendert De Jong (born 1942) is a former Canadian parliamentarian. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hon. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Blaikie himself was a candidate in the 2003 leadership election, and placed second to Jack Layton. As Layton was without a seat in Parliament, Blaikie acted as the NDP's parliamentary leader until the 2004 Canadian election. In the NDP's shadow cabinet, Blaikie is currently Deputy Leader and Critic for Health and National Defence. 2003(MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2003 New Democratic Party leadership race to replace New Democratic Party of Canada leader Alexa McDonough ended January 25, 2003 with the first ballot victory of popular Toronto city councillor Jack Layton. ... Jack Layton The Honourable John Gilbert Jack Layton, P.C., MP, (born July 18, 1950, Hudson, Québec) is a social democratic Canadian politician, a former Toronto, Ontario city councillor, deputy mayor, and the current leader of Canadas New Democratic Party. ... A Canadian federal election (more formally, the 38th general election) was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Shadow Cabinet (also called the Opposition Front Bench) is a senior group of opposition spokespeople in the Westminster System of government who together under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition (or the leader of other smaller opposition parties) form an alternative cabinet to the governments, whose...


Blaikie is one of the most prominent supporters of the Clarity Act in the NDP caucus, a position which places him at odds with Layton. He was also a vocal opponent of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and is currently a leading opponent of Canadian involvement in the Missile Defence Shield which has been proposed by the USA. Canadian politics is federal legislation that established the conditions under which Ottawa would recognize a vote for secession by one of the provinces. ... This article covers invasion specifics. ... A payload launch vehicle carrying a prototype exoatmospheric kill vehicle is launched from Meck Island at the Kwajalein Missile Range on Dec. ...


Blaikie has also opposed the prominent role given to "identity politics" in the modern Canadian left, and has argued that the NDP has placed an undue emphasis on "social issues" such as abortion and same-sex marriage. While he holds socially liberal views on most issues (and, indeed, supports same-sex marriage in Canada), Blaikie's position is that the economic needs of working-class and low-income Canadians should be the party's primary concern. Here, as well, Blaikie is seen as holding divergent views from Layton, who supports both "identity politics" and progressive economic policies. Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ... Same-sex marriage was legalized across Canada by the Civil Marriage Act enacted on July 20, 2005. ...


Blaikie's daughter Rebecca Blaikie stood for the NDP against Prime Minister Paul Martin in his constituency of LaSalle-Emard in Montreal in the 2004 election. Rebecca Blaikie (born 1st January 1978 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) was a candidate in the 2004 Canadian federal election. ... The Prime Minister of Canada, the head of the Canadian government, is usually the leader of the political party with the most seats in the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Right Honourable Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, PC , MP , LL.B , BA (born August 28, 1938 in Windsor, Ontario) is the Prime Minister of Canada. ... LaSalle—Émard is the name of a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada. ... City motto: Concordia Salus (Latin: Well-being through harmony) Province Quebec Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area  - % water 500. ...


External links

  • Official site
  • How'd They Vote?: Bill Blaikie's voting history and quotes
  • Political Biography from the Library of Parliament



Preceded by:
formation of electoral district
Member of Parliament for Winnipeg—Birds Hill
19791988
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abolition of electoral district
Preceded by:
formation of electoral district
Member of Parliament for Elmwood—Transcona
1988present
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incumbent


Winnipeg—Birds Hill was a Canadian electoral district covering part of the city of Winnipeg. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elmwood—Transcona is a federal electoral district in Manitoba, Canada. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...



Manitoba Caucus serving in the 38th Canadian Parliament.
Senators Sharon Carstairs (Lib), Maria Chaput (Lib), Janis Gudrun Johnson (Con), Mira Spivak (Ind), Terrance Richard Stratton (Con), Rod Zimmer (Lib)
Members of Parliament Reg Alcock (Lib), James Bezan (Con), Bill Blaikie (NDP), Bev Desjarlais (NDP), Steven Fletcher (Con), Inky Mark (Con), Pat Martin (NDP), Anita Neville (Lib), Brian Pallister (Con), Raymond Simard (Lib), Joy Smith (Con), Vic Toews (Con), Merv Tweed (Con), Judy Wasylycia-Leis (NDP)

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Bill Blaikie - definition of Bill Blaikie in Encyclopedia (456 words)
Blaikie was employed as a labourer with the Canadian National Railway from 1969 to 1974.
Blaikie was first elected to the House of Commons in 1979 (defeating incumbent Progressive Conservative MP Dean Whiteway) and has been re-elected in his Winnipeg riding in every election since then.
Blaikie has also opposed the predominant role given to "identity politics" in the modern Canadian left, and has argued that the NDP has placed an undue emphasis on "social issues" such as abortion and same-sex marriage in recent years.
Bill Blaikie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (626 words)
Blaikie was first elected to the House of Commons in the 1979 election, defeating incumbent Progressive Conservative MP Dean Whiteway.
Blaikie is one of the most prominent supporters of the Clarity Act in the NDP caucus, a position which places him at odds with Layton.
Blaikie's daughter Rebecca Blaikie stood for the NDP against Prime Minister Paul Martin in his constituency of LaSalle-Emard in Montreal in the 2004 election.
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