Former MP and MLA Bill Blaike has a book out.
It’s called The Blaikie Report and it’s a collection of anecdotes and his thoughts about his life in Canadian politics.
Blaikie, a United Church minister, was elected to Parliament in 1979 and served for 30 years in the House of Commons, representing the NDP. He retired from federal politics in 2008 and was soon elected MLA for Elmwood. He served as Minister of Conservation until October 2011. He did not run in the Oct. 4 provincial election. He’s now an adjunct professor in theology at the University of Winnipeg and Director of the Knowles-Woodsworth Centre for Theology and Public Policy.
The launch is Book Nov. 9 2011 7:00 p.m. at McNally Robinson at Grant Park.
Here’s a taste: Chapter One—The God Squad
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