Tag: Allan Blakeney

Allan Blakeney: The Aftermath
Politics

Allan Blakeney: The Aftermath

….Aftermath The Tories kept their promises which were reckless. The deficit was 230 million in 1982 and 379 million in 1984. Devine cut spending on affirmative action programs, closed the Land Bank program, the Department of Northern Saskatchewan was disband, labour legislation was rewritten to favour employers. Devine sold the […]

Allan Blakeney on the Defeat & Retirement
Business

Allan Blakeney on the Defeat & Retirement

CHAPTER TWENTY: Defeat In the early 1980s, the budgets were balanced, unemployment rate was low, and the province’s international credit was excellent. While Woodrow Lloyd believed that “government was the most effective method of implementing the will of the people” the NDP had a high-service administration that was very complex. […]

Allan Blakeney & the Constitution
Politics

Allan Blakeney & the Constitution

Alan Blakeney & the Constitution Amending the BNA Act was a pain for Canada. Repatriation, however, would open the door to new questions about the legal structures that define confederation. The 1980 Referendum pushed Trudeau into a corner. Blakeney remained on the sidelines when Trudeau unilaterally presented amendments to British […]

Allan Blakeney & The New Politics
Politics

Allan Blakeney & The New Politics

The New Politics Blakeney was a maverick, The Arab of Potash and indefatigable. Blakeney didn’t believe in Made-in-Canada (Ottawa) oil prices. The Tories were emerging once again with business donations. Blakeney was on vacation in 1978 when Trudeau declared he would wait until 1979 for an election. The polls were […]

Allan Blakeney Uranium in Saskatchewan
Politics

Allan Blakeney Uranium in Saskatchewan

Uranium in Saskatchewan The CCF had a longstanding social cleavage of supporters against nuclear-proliferation. Uranium was discovered in Saskatchewan’s north in 1935. Uranium went bust once the US stockpile was exceeding in 1959. It was largely military demand but Blakeney didn’t see Saskatchewan as participating in nuclear war; rather he […]

Allan Blakeney Potash in Saskatchewan
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Allan Blakeney Potash in Saskatchewan

Potash in Saskatchewan In the early 70s, the NDP engaged in prorationing Potash setting its price artificially high. Prorationing meant that they had limited quotas which were far below demand in order to ‘preserve the resource’. The Central Canada Potash Company was owned by a Canadian and Chicago company 50/50. […]