Bill Dickie (politician)
|William "Bill" Daniel Dickie|
|City of Calgary Alderman|
October 23, 1961 – October 19, 1964
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
June 17, 1963 – March 25, 1975
|Preceded by||Ernest Watkins|
|Succeeded by||Hugh Planche|
|Minister of Mines and Minerals|
September 10, 1971 – March 1975
|Preceded by||Allen Patrick|
|Succeeded by||Portfolio abolished|
August 13, 1925|
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Occupation||lawyer and politician|
William Daniel "Bill" Dickie (born August 13, 1925) is a former politician from Alberta, Canada. He served on Calgary city council from 1961 to 1964 and in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1963 to 1975. He served as a cabinet minister in the government of Peter Lougheed from 1971 to 1975.
Dickie served on Calgary city council from 1961 to 1964. While still serving on council he ran for a seat in the Alberta Legislature in the 1963 general election, as a candidate for the Alberta Liberal party in the electoral district of Calgary Glenmore. He won the seat from the Progressive Conservatives, whose candidate was Ned Corrigal, a broadcaster for CFAC radio. He was re-elected with a smaller share of the popular vote in the 1967 general election. On November 23, 1969, after being persuaded by Peter Lougheed, he left the Liberals and joined the Progressive Conservative caucus. The Alberta Liberals would not hold a seat again in Calgary until 1986.
In the 1971 Alberta general election Dickie won with 56% of the popular vote against Social Credit candidate and famous Alberta curler Ray Kingsmith. After the election Premier Lougheed appointed Dickie the Minister of Mines and Minerals. He held that portfolio until he retired from the legislature at dissolution in 1975.
- Date of birth from Biographical Register of the Alberta Legislature, from the Alberta Legislature Library
- "Alderman Gallery" (PDF). City of Calgary. p. 149. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2007. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
- "Calgary Broadcasters - C". Radio West. Retrieved December 4, 2009.
- "Calgary-Glenmore results 1963 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved December 4, 2009.
- "Calgary-Glenmore results 1967 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved December 4, 2009.
- "Calgary-Glenmore results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved December 4, 2009.