First months of office
What was necessary for you to do after the victory?
First, I had to get some sleep. My wife and youngsters [besides Shirley, Douglas also had a younger daughter, Joan] and myself went to our little cottage at Carlyle Lake, and I spent about the next five days just sleeping and eating, and thinking about how we would go about setting up a government.
How did you determine the members of your cabinet? Did you make this decision alone or with the help of advisory groups?
Before I left Regina to go to Carlyle Lake, I asked for a meeting of the legislative advisory committee, and then a meeting of all the elected members and members of the provincial executive.
Our constitution says that the provincial leader shall discuss with the legislative advisory committee the cabinet ministers he
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Publication information: Book title: The Making of a Socialist:The Recollections of T.C. Douglas. Contributors: Lewis Herbert Thomas - Editor, T. C. Douglas - Author. Publisher: University of Alberta. Place of publication: Edmonton, Alta.. Publication year: 1984. Page number: 158.
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