Bill Blaikie Cause of death
William Alexander Blaikie PC OC, June 19, 1951, was a Canadian politician.
He served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1979 to 2008, representing Elmwood—Transcona and its antecedent ridings in the House of Commons of Canada for the federal New Democratic Party.
Following his retirement from federal politics, he was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 2009 until 2011, representing the Winnipeg division of Elmwood as a member of the New Democratic Party of Manitoba, and served as Minister of Conservation and Government House Leader.
Blaikie had the longest continuous parliamentary record in the 38th and 39th Canadian parliaments, and in this capacity served as the Dean of the House.
He also holds the record as having the longest continuous parliamentary service of any CCF/NDP MP in Canadian History.
He was a member of the King’s Privy Council for Canada.
Blaikie was the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada from 2006 to 2008.
Blaikie was born to a working-class family in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on June 19, 1951.
His father was employed by Canadian National for over forty years, at first as a machinist and later in management.
Blaikie served in The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada from 1967 to 1972, and was a labourer on and off with the Canadian National Railway from 1969 to 1974 while attending university.
He was a member of the Young Progressive Conservatives in high school, and joined the NDP in 1971.
Who was Bill Blaikie’s wife?
Bill Blaikie was married to Brenda Blaikie, the couple have been to together for more than three decades.
Brenda was such a supportive wife, who helps out his husband’s daily activities.
Did Bill Blaikie have kids?
Bill Blaikie and his wife, Brenda Blaikie had four children, which includes, Daniel Blaikie, Rebecca Blaikie and Tessa Blaikie Whitecloud
How old was Bill Blaikie?
Bill Blaikie was 71 at his time of death, he was born on June 19, 1951, in Winnipeg, Canada.
What was Bill Blaikie cause of death?
Blaikie died on Saturday in Winnipeg, following a battle with metastatic kidney cancer, according to a Facebook post by his son, Daniel Blaikie.