Ned Shillington

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The Hon.
Ned Shillington
Saskatchewan Cabinet Minister and Member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
MonarchElizabeth II
PremierAllan Blakeney (1975-1980)
Roy Romanow (1991-1998)
Lieutenant GovernorStephen Worobetz (1975-1976)
George Porteous (1976-1978)
Irwin McIntosh (1978-1980)
Sylvia Fedoruk (1991-1994)
Jack Wiebe (1994-1998)
Parliamentary groupSaskatchewan New Democratic Party
Member of the Legislative Assembly for Regina Centre (1975 to 1991)
Preceded byAllan Blakeney
Succeeded byRiding abolished
Member of the Legislative Assembly for Regina Churchill Downs/Regina Northeast (1991 to 1999)
Preceded byEd Tchorzewski
Succeeded byRon Harper
Minister of Consumer Affairs (1975 to 1976)
Preceded byWes Robbins
Succeeded byEd Whelan
Minister of Co-operation and Co-operative Development (1975 to 1977)
Preceded byWes Robbins
Succeeded byWes Robbins
Minister of Government Services (1976 to 1978)
Preceded byGordon Snyder
Succeeded byGordon Snyder
Minister of Culture and Youth (1977 to 1980)
Preceded byEd Tchorzewski
Succeeded byHerman Rolfes
Minister of Education (1978 to 1979)
Preceded byDonald Leonard Faris
Succeeded byDoug McArthur
Associate Minister of Finance and Minister responsible for Crown Investments Corporation (1992, 1995)
Preceded byNew position
Minister of Labour (1992 to 1995)
Preceded byBob Mitchell
Succeeded byDouglas Anguish
Minister of Intergovernmental Relations (1995 to 1997)
Preceded byVacant
Succeeded byBerny Wiens
Minister of Justice and Attorney General (1995)
Preceded byBob Mitchell
Succeeded byBob Mitchell
Provincial Secretary (1995 to 1998)
Preceded byEd Tchorzewski
Succeeded byBerny Wiens
Personal details
Born(1944-08-28)August 28, 1944 (age 77)
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Spouse(s)Sonia Koroscil
Residence(s)Calgary, Alberta, Canada
EducationUniversity of Saskatchewan
OccupationConsultant
ProfessionLawyer

Edward Blaine "Ned" Shillington (born August 28, 1944, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a lawyer, consultant and former Canadian politician. He was a member of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party and was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan from 1975 to 1999. He served in the Cabinets of Premier Allan Blakeney and also Premier Roy Romanow.[1]

Early life[edit]

The son of Sterling Arthur Shillington and Dorathy Jennie Henry,[2] Shillington studied law at the University of Saskatchewan, articled in Regina and set up practice in Moosomin. In 1970, he married Sonia Koroscil.

Political career[edit]

First attempt[edit]

Shillington ran unsuccessfully as an NDP candidate in the Saskatchewan general election of 1971, in the riding of Moosimin.[3] He was then appointed as executive assistant to the Attorney General for Saskatchewan, Roy Romanow, from 1971 to 1975.

Blakeney government (1975-1980)[edit]

He again stood for election in the general election of 1975, this time in the riding of Regina Centre, and was elected.[4] He served in the provincial cabinet of Premier Allan Blakeney in a variety of positions, initially as Minister of Consumer Affairs. In that position, he was responsible for introducing rent control legislation, during a period of rapidly increasing residential rents.[5] At various times, he also held the positions of Minister of Co-operation and Co-operative Development, Minister of Government Services, Minister of Culture and Youth, and Minister of Education.[6]

Opposition (1982-1991)[edit]

Shillington left Cabinet in 1980, but continued to sit as a member of the Legislative Assembly. In the general election of 1982, when the NDP was defeated, he was one of the nine NDP members elected, and sat in the Opposition.[4]

Romanow Government (1991-1998)[edit]

When the NDP was returned to power in 1991, Shillington was also re-elected.[7] In the Romanow government, at various times he was the Associate Minister of Finance, the Minister of Labour, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, the Minister of Intergovernmental Relations and the Provincial Secretary.[8][9]

Later career[edit]

Shillingon resigned his seat in 1999 to become a consultant, later moving to Calgary, Alberta.[1] Rendered paraplegic, he sat on the Board of Directors of the Alberta Branch of the Canadian Paraplegic Association.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shillington, Edward Blain (1944–)". The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  2. ^ Normandin, Pierre G (1981). Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
  3. ^ "Saskatchewan Archives: Election Results by Electoral Division - Moosimin, p. 2.14-61" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 December 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Saskatchewan Archives: Election Results by Electoral Division - Regina Centre, p. 2.14-80" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 December 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  5. ^ Brett Quiring, "Shillington, Edward Blain ("Ned")", in Quiring (ed.), Saskatchewan Politicians: Past and Present (Regina: University of Regina Press, 2004), pp. 210-211.
  6. ^ Saskatchewan Archives - Ministries - Eleventh Ministry (Blakeney), pp. 2.3-22 to 2.3-26.
  7. ^ "Saskatchewan Archives: Election Results by Electoral Division - Regina Churchill Downs, p. 2.14-8" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 December 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Ned Shillington fonds". Saskatchewan Archival Information Network. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  9. ^ Saskatchewan Archives - Ministries - Thirteenth Ministry (Romanow), pp. 2.3-34 to 2.3-38.
  10. ^ Spinal Columns, July 2012, pp. 4, 36.