Fonds F 429 - Bob Andrew fonds

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Bob Andrew fonds

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  • Textual record
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Ministerial

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Fonds

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F 429

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  • 1979-1989 (Accumulation)
  • 1977-1989 (predominant: 1982-1989) (Creation)
    Creator
    Andrew, Bob, 1944-
  • 1977-1989 (predominant: 1982-1989) (Creation)
    Creator
    Berntson, Eric Arthur, 1941-2018
  • 1977-1989 (predominant: 1982-1989) (Creation)
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    Duncan, Joan, 1941-

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18.000m of textual records
38 photographs

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Name of creator

(1944-)

Biographical history

Robert Lynal Andrew was born on April 13, 1944 in Eston, Saskatchewan to Robert Elvin Andrew, an elevator agent, and Elizabeth Ann Ellis. Andrew received his primary and secondary education in Eston and earned Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Saskatchewan in 1966 and 1970 respectively.

Andrew's interest in politics was evident at an early age. In 1968, he worked on Robert Stanfield's federal election campaign and worked locally for the federal Progressive Conservatives campaigns in 1972 and 1974.

Andrew worked in the oil and potash industries in Saskatchewan and Alberta from 1967 to 1970, when he began practicing law in Kindersley, Saskatchewan. He was admitted to the Bar of Saskatchewan in 1971 and was the senior partner in the Kindersley firm Andrew, Ritter, Chinn from 1973 to 1980. Andrew was a member of the Eston Town Council (1972-1974) and was active in the Kindersley community. He served as Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce, treasurer of the Minor Sports Association and President of the Bar Association.

Andrew was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1978 and served as a Progressive Conservative MLA for the Kindersley constituency until 1989. Andrew served in the Grant Devine Government as Minister of Finance (1982-1985); Minister of Economic Development and Trade (1985-1988); Minister of Justice and Attorney General (1986-1989) and Minister of Trade and Investment (1988-1989).

Andrew was Minister Responsible for numerous agencies, boards and commissions including Provincial Auditor (1982-1985); Saskatchewan Assessment Authority (1982-1983); Municipal Financing Corporation (1982-1985); Treasury Board (1982-1985); Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (1983-1985); Crown Investments Corporation (1983-1986); Saskatchewan Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) (1985-1986); Provincial Mediation Board (1987-1989) and Office of the Rentalsman (1987-1989).

Andrew resigned from Cabinet on October 3, 1989. In December, 1989, he vacated his seat in the Legislature and became the agent-general in Saskatchewan's new trade office in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bill Boyd (PC) became the MLA for the Kindersley constituency in October, 1991.

On November 22, 1991, Andrew was dismissed from his trade post when the NDP government closed all of the province's trade offices. Andrew was appointed to the National Energy Board in December, 1991. He moved to Calgary, Alberta and began his term in March, 1992. Andrew was fired from the National Energy Board in May 1997.

Andrew was a Canadian Permanent Fund Scholar in 1968.

Bob Andrew married Norma Lynne Tunall on December 22, 1964. They have four children: Robert, Kalen, Sharmen, and Dreeson.

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(1941-2018)

Biographical history

Eric Arthur Berntson was born on May 16, 1941 at Oxbow, Saskatchewan to Arthur Berntson and Johanna Larson. He received his early education at Glen Ewen, Saskatchewan and attended high school at Halifax, Nova Scotia. He later attended the University of Calgary.

After serving eight years as a pilot with the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force, Berntson moved to Calgary, Alberta, where he worked in electronic data processing for National Cash Register. He returned to Saskatchewan around 1972 and began farming in the Carievale district. Berntson was a member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association and the Royal Canadian Legion.

Berntson was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1975 and served as a Progressive Conservative MLA for the Souris-Cannington constituency until 1990. He was Leader of the Official Opposition in the Saskatchewan Legislature from 1979 to 1982. Berntson served in the Grant Devine Government as Minister of Agriculture (1982-1983); Minister of Economic Development and Trade (1983-1985); Provincial Secretary (1983-1990); Minister of Economic Development and Tourism (1989-1990) and Deputy Premier (1982-1989). He was Minister Responsible for numerous agencies, boards and commissions including Agricultural Development Corporation (1982-1990); Saskatchewan Water Corporation (1985-1986); Souris Basin Development Authority (1986-1989); Saskatchewan Mining Development Corporation (1988-1990) and Crown Investments Corporation (1987-1990).

Berntson resigned from Cabinet on April 10, 1990 and vacated his seat in the Saskatchewan Legislature on July 19, 1990. On September 27, 1990, he was appointed to the Senate of Canada on the advice of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Berntson served as Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from 1994 to 1997. He resigned his seat in the Senate on February 27, 2001.

Eric Berntson died at Ottawa, Ontario on September 23, 2018.

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Records created by Eric Berntson and Joan Duncan were identified in the Andrew fonds at the time of retro-description.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Bob Andrew in his political career as: Minister of Finance; Minister of Economic Development and Trade; Minister of Justice and Attorney General; Minister of Trade and Investment; Minister Responsible for Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan; Minister Responsible for Office of the Rentalsman and Minister Responsible for the Provincial Mediation Board. The fonds also includes records created by Andrew in his role as MLA for the Kindersley constituency and member of the Progressive Conservative Party.

The types of records included are correspondence, memoranda, minutes and agendas, legislation, briefing notes, news releases, newspaper clippings, publications, reports, speeches, inquiries, and photographs.

This fonds is missing constituency records, Opposition files, and records created by Andrew as Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for numerous agencies, boards and commissions.

This fonds includes public and private records.

No series assignment has been applied to the records described in the fonds. The following headings were used for descriptions completed in 1994: Constituency Files; Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan; Department of Economic Development and Trade - Eric Bernston's Files; Department of Economic Development and Trade - 1986 Files; Department of Economic Development and Trade - 1987-1988 Files; Department of Finance - 1983 Files; Department of Finance - 1984 Files; Department of Finance - Speaking Engagements/Major Conferences; Department of Justice - 1987 Files; Department of Justice - 1988 Files; Department of Justice - Office of the Rentalsman/Provincial Mediation Board and Personal Files.

Records created by Andrew as Minister of Trade and Investment are interfiled with the records he created in 1987 and 1988 as Minister of Economic Development and Trade.

This fonds contains records created by Eric Berntson, Andrew's predecessor as Minister of Economic Development and Trade and by Joan Duncan, Andrew's predecessor as Minister Responsible for Office of the Rentalsman and Provincial Mediation Board.

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Physical condition

The records are in good physical condition.

Immediate source of acquisition

Bob Andrew donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in one accession in 1989: R89-443 (December 21, 1989).
The records were transferred from Andrew's ministerial office.

Arrangement

Arrangement reflects both original order and archival intervention. Most of the records created by Andrew are interfiled with those of his predecessors in particular portfolios.

Language of material

  • English

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Restrictions on access

These records are subject to access restrictions.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, publication and/or reproduction of records may be subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act and/ or a donor agreement.

To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.

Finding aids

SAFA 149
SAFA 149 (old guide GR 544) consists of a fonds description, file listings of textual records and item descriptions of photographs.

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Associated materials

Related material: Records created by Andrew from 1983 to 1985 as Minister Responsible for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan are located in the Paul Schoenhals fonds (F 427).
Records created by Andrew in 1986 as Minister Responsible for Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan are located in the D. Grant Devine fonds (BF 2).
Records created by Andrew in 1989 as Minister of Justice and Attorney General are located in the Gary Lane fonds ((F 9).
Records created by Andrew in 1982 and 1983 as Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Assessment Authority are located in the Tim Embury fonds (F 431).
Records created by Andrew as Minister of Economic Development and Trade and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) are located in the Joan Duncan fonds (F 426).
Records created by Andrew as Minister Responsible for Public Employees Benefits Agency, Public Service Superannuation Board and Public Employees Superannuation Plan are located in the Paul Rousseau fonds (F 437).

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Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

General note

Location for retrieval: Regina-Hillsdale

Conservation

Conservation practices in place at the time of arrangement were applied to records in old guide GR 544.

Alpha-numeric designations

Textual records: old guide GR 544 (R-1441)
Photographs: R-A 32935 to R-A 32940; R-B 14244 to R-B 14251.

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F 429

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F 429

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Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.

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Final

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  • English

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  • Latin

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