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An interview with Allan Blakeney The Hon. Allan Blakeney, PC, OC, QC, was a member of the Saskatchewan legislature from 1960 to 1988, leader of the Saskatchewan NDP from 1970 to 1987 and Premier of Saskatchewan from 1971 to 1982. As Minister of Health under Premier Woodrow Lloyd in the early 1960s, he oversaw the introduction of medicare. As Premier, he played a central role in the debates and negotiations concerning the patriation of Canada’s constitution in 1980–82. He is a past president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, and is now a Visiting Scholar at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law. Vancouver lawyer and frequent Inroads contributor Gareth Morley interviewed him for Inroads in the summer of 2005.

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