Bill Blaikie Cause of Death

Bill Blaikie, a Manitoba New Democrat whose political career spanned more than three decades and included terms in both the House of Commons and Manitoba’s legislature has died. He was 71.

Blaikie died on Saturday, September 24, 2022, following a battle with metastatic kidney cancer, according to a Facebook post by his son, Daniel Blaikie.

Blaikie had the longest continuous parliamentary record in the 38th and 39th Canadian parliaments, and in this capacity served as the Dean of the House.

He holds the record of having the longest continuous parliamentary service of any CCF/NDP MP in Canadian History.

Blaikie was a member of the King’s Privy Council for Canada. Blaikie was the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 2006 to 2008.

Before the 2011 Manitoba election, he announced that he was retiring from political life.