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An honourable calling : political memoirs, Allan Blakeney

Label
An honourable calling : political memoirs
Title
An honourable calling
Title remainder
political memoirs
Statement of responsibility
Allan Blakeney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As Premier of Saskatchewan from 1971 to 1982, Allan Blakeney played a pivotal role in the shaping of modern Canada. In this engaging and candid political memoir, Blakeney reflects on his four decades of public service, offering first-hand insights on the introduction of government-sponsored medicare, the patriation of the Canadian Constitution, and new approaches to natural resource development. Blakeney provides not only a vibrant picture of the Canadian political landscape, but also vivid portraits of some of Canada's most fascinating political personalities including Pierre Trudeau, Jean Chrétien, René Lévesque, Tommy Douglas, Bill Davis, and Peter Lougheed. He supplies an insider's account of the controversial struggle between the federal and provincial governments as they attempted to reach a compromise in the creation of the Canadian Constitution. Relying on his career-long experience as a medicare advocate, including his work with Tommy Douglas, Blakeney comments on current public medicare issues such as how to finance health care, and the role, if any, of a parallel private system. An Honourable Calling is a thoughtful commentary on many of the central issues in Canadian politics from the last half of the twentieth century and offers perceptive insights into some of the challenges facing Canadians in the decades ahead
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blakeney, Allan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blakeney, Allan
  • Blakeney, Allan
  • Blakeney, Allan
  • Prime ministers
  • Federal government
  • Saskatchewan
  • Canada
  • Relations fédérales-provinciales (Canada)
  • Premiers ministres
  • Saskatchewan
  • Canada
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Federal government
  • Politics and government
  • Prime ministers
  • Canada
  • Saskatchewan
Label
An honourable calling : political memoirs, Allan Blakeney
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Winning Office -- 2. Unlikely Chap -- 3. Nomination and the 1960 Election Campaign -- 4. Medicare -- 5. Doctors' Strike, Its Aftermath, and Some Current Issues -- 6. Politics 1964 to 1971 -- 7. In Office -- 8. Drills, Pills, Skills, Pancakes, and Parks -- 9. Universities -- 10. Northern Saskatchewan -- 11. Agriculture and Rural Life -- 12. Oil -- 13. Potash -- 14. Uranium -- 15. Some Thoughts on Resource Policies -- 16. Constitution: Introduction -- 17. Constitution: The Week That Was -- 18. Constitution: Aftermath -- 19. Democracy after the Charter -- 20. Defeat -- 21. Academe and Beyond -- 22. Overseas -- 23. Future
Control code
ocn647920675
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 258 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442688254
Lccn
2009277527
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5296t
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647920675
Label
An honourable calling : political memoirs, Allan Blakeney
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Winning Office -- 2. Unlikely Chap -- 3. Nomination and the 1960 Election Campaign -- 4. Medicare -- 5. Doctors' Strike, Its Aftermath, and Some Current Issues -- 6. Politics 1964 to 1971 -- 7. In Office -- 8. Drills, Pills, Skills, Pancakes, and Parks -- 9. Universities -- 10. Northern Saskatchewan -- 11. Agriculture and Rural Life -- 12. Oil -- 13. Potash -- 14. Uranium -- 15. Some Thoughts on Resource Policies -- 16. Constitution: Introduction -- 17. Constitution: The Week That Was -- 18. Constitution: Aftermath -- 19. Democracy after the Charter -- 20. Defeat -- 21. Academe and Beyond -- 22. Overseas -- 23. Future
Control code
ocn647920675
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 258 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442688254
Lccn
2009277527
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5296t
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647920675

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