Allan Blakeney

Allan Emrys Blakeney (September 7, 1925April 16, 2011) was a Canadian politician who served as the tenth premier of Saskatchewan from 1971 to 1982. Originally from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Blakeney moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, and worked in the province's civil service before running for office with the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) under Tommy Douglas. Blakeney became leader of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party (NDP) in 1970. Altogether, he was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan from 1960 to 1988.

Before he was premier, Blakeney played a key role in the implementation of the first Canadian public health insurance program (Medicare) in 1962. As premier, Blakeney's government was notable for its approach to resource development. The NDP nationalized the potash industry, created a range of new crown corporations such as SaskOil and PotashCorp, and fought with the federal government over resource rights and taxation. Blakeney was also a key figure in the negotiations surrounding Patriation of the Canadian Constitution in the early 1980s, and in the development of the Constitution's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. After retiring from politics, Blakeney taught and wrote about constitutional law for more than two decades. Provided by Wikipedia
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    An Honourable Calling Political Memoirs by Blakeney, Allan

    Published 2016
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    An Honourable Calling : Political Memoirs. by Blakeney, Allan

    Published 2008
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    Political management in Canada : conversations on statecraft / by Blakeney, Allan

    Published 1998
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    An Honourable Calling : Political Memoirs. by Blakeney, Allan

    Published 2008
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    The patriation and amendment of the Constitution of Canada brief /

    Published 1980
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    Self-determination : international perspectives /

    Published 1996
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