Bill Blaikie Passes Away

Bill Blaikie Passes Away

WINNIPEG - Longtime New Democrat Bill Blaikie has passed away.

He was first elected as a Winnipeg MP in 1979.

Blaikie left Ottawa in 2008 but then won a seat in the Manitoba legislature the following year.

He was named the province's conservation minister before leaving politics in 2011.

Blaikie announced he was entering palliative care earlier this month.

TOPICS:   Winnipeg News

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