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Dufferin Roblin, PC (born June 17, 1917) is a Canadian businessman and politician. Known as "Duff," he served as Premier of Manitoba from 1958 to 1967, and was subsequently a federal cabinet minister in the government of Brian Mulroney. He is the grandson of Sir Rodmond P. Roblin, who also served as Manitoba Premier. The Queens Privy Council for Canada is the ceremonial council of advisors to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by her Governor General in Canada for life on the advice of the Prime Minister. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A premier is an executive official of government. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Glorious and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Area 647,797 km² (8th)  - Land 553,556 km²  - Water 64,241 km² (14. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The Right Honourable Martin Brian Mulroney, PC, CC (born March 20, 1939), was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993. ... Sir Rodmond Palen Roblin (February 15, 1853-February 16, 1937) was a businessman and Manitoba politician. ...


Roblin was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and was educated at the University of Manitoba and the University of Chicago. He was a car dealer before entering politics, and served as a Wing Commander in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1940 to 1946. {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Location. ... The University of Manitoba (established in 1877) is one of two universities in Winnipeg, Manitoba and was the first university ever established in Western Canada. ... The University of Chicago is a private co-educational university located in Chicago, Illinois. ... The RCAF Roundel is based on that of the British Royal Air Force with a maple leaf, a symbol of Canada in the centre. ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


Like his grandfather, Roblin was a member of Manitoba's Conservative Party, which was renamed the Progressive Conservative Party in 1942. During the 1940s, the Manitoba Conservatives were part of a coalition government with the Liberal-Progressives, and Conservative leader Errick Willis was a prominent cabinet minister in the governments of John Bracken, Stuart Garson and Douglas Campbell. The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is a right-of-centre political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... 1942 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Manitoba Liberal Party is a political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... Errick French Willis ( March 21, 1896 - January 9, 1967) was a Manitoba politician. ... John Bracken (June 22, 1883-March 18, 1969) was an agronomist, Premier of Manitoba (1922-1943) and leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (1942-1948). ... Stuart Sinclair Garson (December 1, 1898-May 5, 1977) was a Canadian politician and lawyer. ... For others named Douglas Campbell see Douglas Campbell (disambiguation) Douglas Lloyd Campbell (May 27, 1895-April 23, 1995) was a Manitoba politician. ...


There were opponents of the coalition in both in the Liberal and Conservative ranks. Roblin was a part of the latter group, and was elected to the Manitoba legislature in 1949 as an Independent Progressive Conservative opposing the coalition. Running in the multi-member riding of Winnipeg South, he finished well ahead of the official Progressive Conservative candidate, and soon emerged as the leading voice for anti-coalition Tories in the province. 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Winnipeg South is a Canadian electoral district that covers the south of the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. ...


Willis resigned as a cabinet minister in August 1950, and Progressive Conservative delegates overwhelmingly voted to leave the coalition at their annual convention later in the year. Some party members tried to convince Roblin to stand against Willis for the leadership, but he declined. 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Roblin was re-elected for Winnipeg South in 1953, but the Progressive Conservative Party as a whole fared poorly, winning only 12 seats out of 57. Willis was blamed for the party's loss, and another effort was made to draft Roblin as leader. 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


When Willis called a leadership convention for 1954, Roblin quickly declared himself as a candidate. He built up a strong organization throughout the province, and was able to defeat Willis on the second ballot. Somewhat counter-intuitively, most of Roblin's support came from rural delegates. For the next four years, Roblin was involved in the arduous task of rebuilding a strong Progressive Conservative network throughout the province. 1954 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Ideologically, Roblin was a Red Tory. He opposed the caution and 'small-government' ideology of Liberal-Progressive Premier Douglas Campbell, and pledged to expand government services if elected. He was also fairly liberal on most social issues. While not a socialist, Roblin was unquestionably to the "left" of Campbell's Liberals (a point that he would later acknowledge in his memoirs). Red Tory is a nickname given to a political tradition in Canadas conservative political parties. ... The Manitoba Liberal Party is a political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... For others named Douglas Campbell see Douglas Campbell (disambiguation) Douglas Lloyd Campbell (May 27, 1895-April 23, 1995) was a Manitoba politician. ... The color red and particularly the red flag are traditional symbols of Socialism. ...


Under Roblin's leadership, the Tories won a minority government in 1958. Roblin himself was elected for the new single-member constituency of Wolseley, located in the centre of Winnipeg. His government quickly enacted a series of progressive reforms, which were supported by the social democratic Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Roblin was thereby able to build up a successful legislative record, and won the support of many centre-left voters who were previously uncommitted. His government lost a parliamentary vote of confidence in 1959, but was re-elected with majority status (36 of 57 seats) later in the year. 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Wolseley is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... The Manitoba Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (or CCF) was a provincial branch of the national Canadian party by the same name. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Roblin's government upgraded highways, created parks, and built the Red River Floodway around Winnipeg, popularly known as "Duff's Ditch". It reintroduced French language instruction in schools, modernized hospitals, expanded social spending and strengthened social welfare programs. It also improved postsecondary education, and promoted urban development by consolidating the various municipalities in the Winnipeg area into a single metropolitan entity. In the field of primary education, Roblin's ministry brought Manitoba's system of one-room schoolhouses into the modern era by building consolidated schools. The Progressive Conservatives were re-elected with landslide mandates in the 1963 and 1967 elections, and Roblin never faced any serious competition in his own riding. The Red River Floodway, a Canadian waterway which opened in 1968 (first used in 1969), is a 47 km flood control channel which, during flood periods, diverts part of the Red River around Winnipeg and discharges back into the Red River below the dam at Lockport, Manitoba. ... French (français, langue française) is one of the most important Romance languages, outnumbered in speakers only by Spanish and Portuguese. ...


Roblin resigned in 1967 to run for the leadership of the federal Progressive Conservative Party at its 1967 leadership convention. He ran a strong campaign, but placed second to Nova Scotia Premier Robert Stanfield. 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... The 1967 Progressive Conservative leadership convention was held to choose a leader for the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (One defends and the other conquers) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant Governor Myra A. Freeman Premier John Hamm (PC) Area 55,284 km² (12th)  - Land 53,338 km²  - Water 1,946 km² (3. ... The Right Honourable Robert Lorne Stanfield (April 11, 1914-December 16, 2003) was Premier of Nova Scotia and leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. ...


Roblin was a candidate in Winnipeg South Centre for the 1968 federal election, but lost to Liberal E.B. Osler by over 10,000 votes. Roblin was hurt by an unpopular provincial sales tax introduced by his government, as well as the more general "Trudeaumania" phenomenon. In 1970, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. Winnipeg South Centre is the name of a federal electoral district in Manitoba, Canada. ... In the Canadian federal election of June 25, 1968, the Liberal Party won a majority government under its new leader, Pierre Trudeau. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada) is Canadas largest political party. ... The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, awarded to those who adhere to the Orders motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam meaning they desire a better country. ...


In the 1974 federal eleciton, Roblin ran for the House of Commons in the Ontario riding of Peterborough. He was soundly defeated by Liberal Hugh Faulkner, and would later refer to the entire campaign as a lapse in judgement. The House of Commons after the 1974 election The 1974 Canadian federal election was held on July 8. ... The interior of the House of Commons chamber, also called the Green Chamber The House of Commons (in French, la Chambre des communes) is the directly elected lower house of the Parliament of Canada which sits in the nations capital of Ottawa, Ontario. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ... This is about the English city of Peterborough. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada) is Canadas largest political party. ... The Honourable James Hugh Faulkner (born March 9, 1933) is a former Canadian politician. ...


In 1978, Roblin was appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, officially representing the Manitoba region of Red River. He was the Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate during Joe Clark's brief tenure as Prime Minister (1979-1980), and served as Deputy Opposition Leader from 1980 to 1984. 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... The Senate (French: Sénat) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the House of Commons. ... A prime minister is the leading member of the cabinet of the top level government in a parliamentary system of government of a country, alternatively A prime minister is an official in a presidential system or semi-presidential system whose duty is to execute the directives of the President and... Name Pierre Elliott Trudeau Number Fifteenth First term April 20, 1968–June 4,1979 Second term March 3, 1980–June 30, 1984 Predecessor Lester Bowles Pearson Successors Joe Clark John Napier Turner Date of birth October 18, 1919 Place of birth Montreal, Quebec Date of death September 28, 2000 Spouse... The term Red River has the following uses: Rivers Red River of the North, a river that flows northward between North Dakota and Minnesota into Lake Winnipeg, site of the Red River Settlement; also center of the Red River Valley, a historic region of the United States and Canada Red... The Right Honourable Charles Joseph Clark, PC,CC (born June 5, 1939) was the sixteenth prime minister of Canada from June 4, 1979, to March 2, 1980, and a prominent Canadian politician until his retirement in 2004. ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Following Brian Mulroney's landslide victory in the 1984 election, Roblin was appointed Leader of the Government in the Senate, and served in Mulroney's cabinet until June 29, 1986. In this capacity, he was particularly interested in matters relating to African economic development. The Right Honourable Martin Brian Mulroney, PC, CC (born March 20, 1939), was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993. ... The 1984 Canadian federal election was called on July 4, 1984, and held on September 4 of that year. ... The Leader of the Government in the Senate is a Canadian cabinet minister who leads the government side in the Canadian Senate and is chiefly responsible for promoting and defending the governments program in the Upper House. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Roblin retired from the Senate on June 17, 1992, having reached the mandatory retirement age of 75. He received the President's Award of the Winnipeg Press Club in 1999, and published his memoirs (entitled "Speaking for Myself") in the same year. June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...



Preceded by:
Douglas L. Campbell
Premier of Manitoba
1958-1967
Succeeded by:
Walter Weir


For others named Douglas Campbell see Douglas Campbell (disambiguation) Douglas Lloyd Campbell (May 27, 1895-April 23, 1995) was a Manitoba politician. ... This is a list of the premiers of the province of Manitoba, Canada, since it was created in 1870. ... Walter C. Weir (June 7, 1929-April 17, 1985) was a politician who served as Premier of Manitoba from 1967 to 1969. ...


 
 

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