File Photo circa 1990 Montreal (QC) CANADA - Peter Blaikie .
Blaikie ran as a Progressive Conservative candidate in the 1979 and 1980 elections in the federal district of Lachine. Each time he finished second against Liberal incumbent Rod Blaker.
Blaikie was a leadership candidate at the party's 1976 and 1983 conventions. In both cases, he dropped from the race before the first ballot took place.
He was the party's president from 1981 to 1983.
Language policy activist
For many years, Blaikie lobbied against Quebec's Charter of the French Language.
From 1987 until 1989, Blaikie served as Chairman of the Board of Administration of Alliance Quebec. He also briefly served as Acting President of the organization, during the transition between the presidencies of Royal Orr and Robert Keaton.