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