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The Blaikie Report
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
You can also watch a clip here, or below
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About Larry Kusch and Bruce Owen
Larry Kusch has been a journalist for 30 years, the last 20 with the Winnipeg Free Press. His is one of the newspaper's two legislative bureau reporters.
Raised on a Saskatchewan farm, he received an honours journalism degree from Carleton University in 1975.
At the Free Press, Larry has also worked as a general assignment reporter, business reporter, copy editor and assistant city editor.
Bruce Owen joined the Winnipeg Free Press in 1990 after four years working in other media.
He's worked in a number of positions at the Freep, including pet columnist, assistant city editor and police reporter. Right now he takes up space at the Manitoba legislature.
Bruce is one of five reporters who won a National Newspaper Award for the paper’s coverage of the 1997 Flood of the Century. He's also the recipient of the 1996 Volunteer Centre of Winnipeg Media Golden Hand Award and the 1995 Canadian Federation of Humane Societies Media Commendation Award.
In a past life Bruce worked at YMCA-YWCA Camp Stephens. He has a blog where he and others write about camp and the people who worked and played there.
You can also find Bruce on Twitter where he posts and retweets all sorts of stuff.
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