Bill Blaikie

Bill Blaikie served for 29 years as a New Democrat MP, being first elected in 1979. He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature in 2009 and announced his retirement earlier this year. An ordained United Church minister, he has been adjunct professor of theology and politics at the University of Winnipeg since 2007.

Bio last updated December 24th, 2019.

Bill Blaikie

Articles by Bill Blaikie

  • The God Squad has a Left Wing, Too

    "I hope those of us on the religious left might be forgiven if we look back somewhat nostalgically on a time when genuine controversy could erupt over an ecclesiastical declaration, especially a statement such as the CCCB's proclamation that the needs of the poor have priority over the wants of the rich."

    The need to better articulate the spiritual vision that underlies the activism of so many on the political left in Canada was one of the reasons that, several years ago, a number of NDP MPs started a faith and justice caucus that met regularly to discuss the relationship between our faith and our po...