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Dwain Lingenfelter fonds
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- Lingenfelter, Dwain Matthew, 1949-
- Cunningham, Darrel, 1948-
- Lautermilch, Eldon Floyd, 1949-
- MacKinnon, Janice, 1947-
- Penner, John, 1931-2003
- Shillington, Edward Blain (Ned), 1944-
- Tchorzewski, Edwin Laurence, 1943-2008
- Upshall, Eric, 1951-
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63.600m of textual records
2 audio cassettes : 4.75 cm/sec, ferric oxide, mono (1 hr. 53 min. 54 sec.)
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Dwain Matthew Lingenfelter was born on February 27, 1949 in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan to Robert and Mary (Harty) Lingenfelter. He attended the University of Saskatchewan, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. Lingenfelter was a farmer and small businessman when he was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1978. He served as the New Democratic Party Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A.) for the Shaunavon (1978-1986) and Regina Elphinstone (1986-2000) constituencies.
Lingenfelter served in the Blakeney and Romanow Governments as Minister of Social Services (1980-1982); Minister of Economic Diversification and Trade (1991-1992); Minister of Economic Development (1992-1997); Deputy Premier (1995-2000); Minister of Economic and Co-operative Development (1997); Minister of Crown Investments Corporation (1997-1999); and Minister of Agriculture and Food (1999-2000).
Lingenfelter was also Minister Responsible for the following: Saskatchewan Economic Development Corporation (1991-1995); Saskatchewan Government Growth Fund Management Corporation (1991-1997); Souris Basin Development Authority (1991-1992); SaskEnergy (1991-1992); Saskatchewan Government Insurance (1991-1992); Saskatchewan Power Corporation (1991-1992); Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation (1994-1995); Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation (1994-1997); Saskatchewan Tourism Authority (1994-1997); Agricultural Credit Corporation of Saskatchewan (1999-2000); Milk Control Board (1999-2000); Saskatchewan Beef Stabilization Board (1999-2000); Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (1999-2000); and Agricultural and Food Products Development and Marketing Council (1999-2000).
Lingenfelter served as Opposition House Leader from 1982 to 1986 and again from 1988 to 1991. He was also Opposition Critic on privatization and Saskatchewan Government Insurance. He was Government House Leader from 1991 to 1995.
Lingenfelter resigned from Cabinet on July 6, 2000 and vacated his seat in the Legislative Assembly on August 31, 2000. In September, 2000, he became vice-president of government relations at Canadian Occidental Petroleum (later Nexen Inc.) in Calgary, Alberta.
On October 20, 2008, Lingenfelter announced his candidacy for Leader of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party. He won the leadership vote on June 6, 2009 and succeeded Lorne Calvert as Leader. As the New Democratic Party candidate, Lingenfelter won a by-election in the Regina Douglas Park constituency on September 21, 2009. He was sworn into the Legislative Assembly on October 19, 2009. He served as Leader of the Opposition and Opposition Agriculture Critic in the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly until he was defeated in the 2011 general election. Upon his defeat, he resigned as Leader.
Lingenfelter is married to Rubiela Lingenfelter, with whom he has two children: Sahid and Hannah. He has two sons and a daughter (Matthew, Travis and Sacha) from a previous marriage.
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Darrel Cunningham was born on January 23, 1948 in Kelvington, Saskatchewan to Robert and Alice Cunningham. He holds a degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan.
Prior to entering provincial politics, Cunningham farmed in the Lintlaw area. He was also a farm management instructor and served on the boards of the East Central Co-op and Lintlaw Credit Union.
Cunningham was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1991 and served as the New Democratic Party MLA for the Canora Constituency until 1995. He served in the Roy Romanow cabinet as Minister of Rural Development (1991-1992); Minister of Parks and Renewable Resources (1991-1992); Minister of Natural Resources (1992); Minister of Agriculture and Food (1992-1995); and Minister of Highways and Transportation (1993).
Cunningham was also Minister Responsible for the following: Saskatchewan Wetlands Conservation Corporation (1991-1992); Saskatchewan Liquor Board and Licensing Commission (1991-1992); Saskatchewan Forest Products Corporation (1991-1992); Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (1991-1995); Saskatchewan Water Corporation (1991-1992); Agricultural Credit Corporation of Saskatchewan (1992-1995); Agriculture Development Fund (1992-1995); Saskatchewan Transportation Company (1993); Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation (1993); and Highway Traffic Board (1993).
Cunningham retired from political life in July 1995. He currently (2010) resides on his farm near Lintlaw, Saskatchewan.
Darrel and Donna Cunningham have two children: Dara and Lisa.
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Eldon Floyd Lautermilch was born on September 9, 1949 in LaFleche, Saskatchewan to Milton and Selma Helen (Fauser) Lautermilch. He has one sister, Shirley. He attended LaFleche School and the Saskatchewan Technical Institute.
After moving to Prince Albert in 1970, Lautermilch worked at Mac's TV and Radio Ltd. before taking over the family business, Old Fashion Foods, in 1978.
Lautermilch was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1986 and served as the New Democratic Party MLA for Prince Albert -Duck Lake constituency (1986-1991) and the Prince Albert Northcote constituency (1991-2007).
Lautermilch served in the Roy Romanow and Lorne Calvert Governments as Minister of Natural Resources (1992-1993); Minister of Rural Development (1992-1993); Minister of Energy and Mines (1995-2001); Minister of Economic and Cooperative Development (2001-2002); Minister of Industry and Resources (2002-2003); Minister of Aboriginal Affairs (2003); Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (2003); and Minister of Highways and Transportation (2005-2007).
Lautermilch was also Minister Responsible for the following: Saskatchewan Forest Products Corporation (1992-1995); Saskatchewan Water Corporation (1992-1993, 1995-1997); Saskatchewan Liquor Board and Licensing Commission (1992-1993); Saskatchewan Wetlands Conservation Corporation (1992-1993); Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation (1993-1995); Saskatchewan Gaming Commission (1993-1995); SaskEnergy Inc. (1995-1997); Saskatchewan Power Corporation (1995-1997); Souris Basin Development Authority (1995-1996); Saskatchewan Energy Conservation and Development Authority (1995-1998); Saskatchewan Research Council (1995-2001, 2002-2003); Saskatchewan Government Growth Fund Management Corporation (2001-2003); Tourism Authority (2001-2003); Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation (2001-2003); Wanuskewin Heritage Park Authority (2003); Saskatchewan Transportation Company (2005-2007); Highway Traffic Board (2005-2007); Property Management (2006-2007); and Forestry Secretariat (2006-2007).
On May 24, 2007, Lautermilch announced that he would not seek re-election. Lautermilch currently (2010) resides in Regina.
Lautermilch married Loretta Gail Brooks on October 17, 1970. They have three children: Rae, Eldon and Joanne.
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Janice MacKinnon was born on January 30, 1947 in Kitchener, Ontario to William and Melinda Potter. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Arts degree and doctorate from Queen's University.
Prior to entering provincial politics, MacKinnon was a professor in the History Department of the University of Saskatchewan. She was President of the Saskatoon Co-operative Association and from 1988 to 1990 she was Vice-President of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party and a political commentator for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
MacKinnon was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1991 and served as the New Democratic Party MLA for the Saskatoon Westmount (1991-1995) and Saskatoon Idylwyld (1995-2001) constituencies.
MacKinnon served in the Roy Romanow and Lorne Calvert Governments as Minister of Social Services (1991-1992); Associate Minister of Finance (1992-1993); Minister of Finance (1993-1997); Minister of Economic and Co-operative Development (1997-2001) and Government House Leader (1997-1999).
MacKinnon was Minister Responsible for Crown Investments Corporation (1992-1993, 2001); Seniors (1991-1992); New Careers Corporation (1991-1992); Meewasin Valley Authority (1991-1993); Wanuskewin Heritage Park Corporation (1991-1993); CIC Mineral Interests Corporation (1992-1993); Saskatchewan Gaming Commission (1992-1993);Saskatchewan Pension Plan (1992-1997); NewGrade Energy (1992-1993); Municipal Financing Corporation (1993-1997); Saskatchewan Development Fund Corporation (1993-1997); Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation (1997-2001); Saskatchewan Government Growth Fund Management Corporation (1997-2001); Tourism Authority (1997-2001); Information Highway (1998-2001); SaskEnergy Inc. (2001); Saskatchewan Power Corporation (2001); Saskatchewan Telecommunications (2001); Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (2001); Saskatchewan Government Insurance (2001); and Saskatchewan Transportation Company (2001).
MacKinnon resigned from Cabinet on March 2, 2001 and vacated her seat in the Saskatchewan Legislature on September 30, 2001. David Forbes (NDP) became the MLA for Saskatoon Idylwyld in the November 8, 2001 by-election.
MacKinnon returned to teaching at the University of Saskatchewan in 2001. In October, 2003, she was appointed to the board of the Institute for Research on Public Policy. MacKinnon has written extensively on public policy and is the author of books on women refugees and political culture, including Minding the Public Purse: The Fiscal Crisis, Political Trade-offs and Canada's Future.
MacKinnon currently (2006) continues to teach at the University of Saskatchewan.
Janice Potter married R. Peter MacKinnon, a lawyer, on April 20, 1974. They have two children: Alan Douglas and William Taylor.
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John Penner was born to Cornelius and Helena Penner on December 12, 1931 near Swift Current, Saskatchewan. He was raised on the family farm and attended Iris School. He later earned Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Saskatchewan.
Penner was an educator for 31 years, serving as a teacher, vice-principal and principal of Swift Current Comprehensive High School. After retiring from teaching, he became an owner of Parkside Memorial Funeral Home in Swift Current. Penner was actively involved in the Swift Current community, serving as a city councillor, Union Hospital board member, member and president of the Rotary Club and Western Credit Union and founding board member of the Dr. Noble Irwin Healthcare Foundation.
Penner was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1991 and served as the New Democratic Party MLA for the Swift Current Constituency until 1995. He served in the Roy Romanow cabinet as Minister of Energy and Mines (1991-1993); Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Mining Development Corporation (1991-1993); Minister Responsible for Wakamow Valley Authority (1991-1992); Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Research Council (1991-1993); Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Energy Conservation and Development Authority (1992-1993); Associate Minister of Finance (1993-1995); Minister of Crown Investments Corporation (1993-1995); Minister Responsible for CIC Mineral Interests Corporation (1993-1995); Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Computer Utility Corporation (1993-1995). Penner resigned from cabinet on February 3, 1995 for health reasons and did not seek re-election in the 1995 general election.
Penner died on March 5, 2003 in Swift Current and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Penner and his wife, Josephine, were married on July 11, 1953. They had two daughters, Maxine and Sheila.
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Born August 28, 1944 on a farm near Caron, Saskatchewan, Edward Blain 'Ned' Shillington received his early education at Grayburn Public School. He attended St. Louis High School in Moose Jaw, and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with Bachelor degrees in Arts and Law in 1967. Shillington articled in Regina and practiced law in Moosomin from 1968-1971 prior to entering politics.
After a failed attempt to win a seat for the New Democratic Party in Moosomin in 1970, Shillington was appointed Executive Assistant to the Attorney-General in 1971, and served in this position until 1975.
First elected to the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly as a New Democratic Party member for Regina Centre Constituency in 1975, Shillington later served as MLA for the Regina Churchill-Downs and Regina Northeast Constituency until his retirement in July 1999.
He has held numerous Cabinet portfolios in the Blakeney and Romanow Governments: Minister of Co-operation and Co-operative Development (1975-1977), Minister of Consumer Affairs (1975-1976), Minister of Government Services (1976-1978), Minister of Culture and Youth (1977-1980), Minister of Education (1978-1979), Associate Minister of Finance (1992,1995), Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation (1992), Associate Minister of Finance (1992, 1995), Minister of Labour (1992-1995), Minister of Justice and Attorney General (1995), Minister of Intergovernmental Relations (1995-1996), Provincial Secretary (1995-1998), and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (1996-1997).
After leaving politics Shillington worked as a consultant on legislative process for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Regina. In June 2000 he became Vice-President of Points West Consulting Inc. responsible for the Alberta Region. He held that position until May 31, 2002, when he became an investment manager of a privately owned investment fund.
Shillington married Sonia (Koroscil) in 1970; they have two children, Ryan and Tara. The Shillingtons currently (2010) reside in Calgary, Alberta where Shillington is a private securities investor.
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Born in the Vonda-Alvena area of Saskatchewan on April 22, 1943, Edwin Laurence Tchorzewski attended rural schools at Fosston, Kelvington and Hudson Bay. He graduated from Hudson Bay Comprehensive High School and the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/History and a Teachers Certificate (1969).
Tchorzewski taught at St. Augustine's Separate School in Humboldt from 1965 until entering political life in 1971. Growing up in a Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) household, Tchorzewski became involved in party politics while at university. First elected to the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly at the age of twenty-eight in the General Election of June 1971 as the New Democratic Party (NDP) member for Humboldt constituency, Tchorzewski served as a MLA until defeated in the 1982 General Election. Re-elected in 1985 in a by-election for the constituency of Regina North East, he continued to represent this area and Regina Dewdney constituency following the General Elections of 1986, 1991, and 1995.
Between 1972 and 1982, Tchorzewski served in the cabinet of Allan E. Blakeney in the following portfolios: Minister of Culture and Youth (1972-1977); Minister of Consumer Affairs (1972-1975); Provincial Secretary (1972-1975); Minister of Continuing Education (1975-1976); Minister of Education (1975-1977); Minister of Health (1977-1979); and Minister of Finance (1979-1982).
During the period 1985-1991, Tchorzewski served as Opposition Environment Critic and was named Deputy Leader of the NDP in 1989. Tchorzewski also served as a cabinet minister with the Roy Romanow government between 1991-1995, holding the following portfolios: Minister of Crown Investments (1995); Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier (1991-1993); Provincial Secretary (1993-1995); Minister of Education, Training & Employment (1993); Associate Minister of Finance (1995); and Minister of Municipal Government (1995). Tchorzewski resigned his seat in the Legislature on January 18, 1999 and retired from public life.
Following his resignation Tchorzewski worked as a consultant for Rawlco Communications, and as an advisor to the Lorne Calvert government. In January, 2005 he became provincial secretary and chief executive officer for the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party.
In private pursuits Tchorzewski played and coached various sports, held an active role in church activities with the Knights of Columbus, and maintained his interest in education as a member of the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation.
Ed Tchorzewski married Shirley Stasiuk in 1966 in Preeceville, Saskatchewan. They had four children, son Dion; daughters Raquel, Shalra and Shaundra.
Tchorzewski died in Regina on June 6, 2008.
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Eric Malcolm Thomas Upshall was born on December 24, 1951 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan to Herbert and Maryanne (McLeay) Upshall. He was raised on the family farm near Saltcoats and attended Yorkton Regional High School and the University of Saskatchewan.
Prior to entering politics, Upshall farmed near Young, SK. and was a partner in a commercial grain cleaning business. He also served on the local Saskatchewan Wheat Pool committee and was a member of the Family Farm Foundation and National Farmers Union.
Upshall was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1986 and served as the New Democratic Party MLA for the Humboldt (1986-1995) and Watrous (1995-1999) Constituencies. He also served in the Roy Romanow cabinet from 1995 to 1999 as Minister of Agriculture and Food and Minister Responsible for: Agricultural Credit Corporation of Saskatchewan; Milk Control Board; Saskatchewan Beef Stabilization Board; Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation; Agricultural and Food Products Development and Marketing Council.
After retiring from political life in 1999, Upshall worked as a livestock development specialist for Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food. Upshall currently (2004) resides in Young, SK. and operates a bison ranch and the Manitou Beach Store in Watrous.
Upshall has three children: Eve, McLeay and Jordon.
Records created by Darrel Cunningham, Eldon Lautermilch, Janice Mackinnon, John Penner, Ned Shillington, Ed Tchorzewski and Eric Upshall were identified in the Lingenfelter fonds at the time of arrangement.
Scope and content
This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used from 1978 to 2000 by Dwain Lingenfelter in his political career as: Minister of Social Services; Minister of Economic Diversification and Trade; Minister of Economic Development; Deputy Premier; Minister of Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan; Minister of Agriculture and Food; Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Power Corporation, Saskatchewan Economic Development Corporation, Saskatchewan Government Growth Fund Management Corporation, and Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation.
This fonds also includes records created by Lingenfelter in his role as MLA for Shaunavon and Regina Elphinstone constituencies, New Democratic Party member, Opposition House Leader, Opposition critic for privatization and Saskatchewan Government Insurance and Government House Leader.
Personal records are included in this fonds.
The types of records included are correspondence, memoranda, annual reports, briefing notes, speeches, publications, minutes and agendas, news releases, legislation, and newspaper clippings.
Twenty series have been identified in the later description of this fonds: Minister of Economic Diversification and Trade; Minister of Economic Development 1993-1994; Minister of Economic Development 1994-1995 Fiscal Year; Minister of Economic Development 1995-1996 Fiscal Year; Minister of Economic Development/Deputy Premier 1996-1997 Fiscal Year; Minister of Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan; Minister of Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan/Deputy Premier; Minister of Agriculture and Food; Minister of Agriculture and Food/Deputy Premier; Chronological Correspondence; Speeches; Minister's Staff Files; Political; Constituency; Personal; Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Water Corporation (Darrel Cunningham/Eldon Lautermilch); Associate Minister of Finance/Minister of Crown Investments Corporation (John Penner/Ned Shillington/Ed Tchorzewski); Minister of Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan (Janice MacKinnon/Ned Shillington/Ed Tchorzewski); Ed Tchorzewski; Minister Responsible for Information Technology and Telecommunications (Ed Tchorzewski/Ned Shillington).
This fonds is missing certain constituency, Opposition House Leader records, Minister of Gaming and Deputy Premier records.
Also found in the fonds are records created, accumulated and used by various other ministers as follows: Darrel Cunningham, Minister Responsible for Sask. Water Corporation, 1991-1992; Eldon Lautermilch, various portfolios, 1992, 1995-1997; Janice MacKinnon, Minister of Crown Investments Corporation of Sask., 1992-1993; John Penner, Associate Minister of Finance/Minister of Crown Investments Corporation of Sask., 1993-1995; Ned Shillington, various portfolios, 1995-1996; Ed Tchorzewski, various portfolios, 1991-1995; and Eric Upshall, Minister of Agriculture and Food, 1998-1999.
Records are in good physical condition.
Immediate source of acquisition
Dwain Lingenfelter donated these records to the Saskatchewan Archives, Regina office in seven accessions between 1982 and 2000: R82-131 (April 30, 1982); R86-556 (November 12, 1986); R89-339 (August 30, 1989); R91-316 (November 20, 1991); R97-298 (July 3, 1997), R99-286 (September 30, 1999) and R2000-245 (July 7, 2000).
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These records are subject to access restrictions according to the terms of two agreements with the donor dated April 28, 1982 and June 27, 1997. Records transferred prior to 1997 are closed pending a review by the Provincial Archivist. Please consult the reference archivist for assistance.
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Use, publication and/or reproduction of records are subject to the terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.
To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.
SAFA 103 (old guide GR 372) consists of fonds, series, file and item level listings. The electronic finding aid consists of a file level database for textual records and item level descriptions of photographs, sound recordings, maps and moving images. See reference archivist for assistance.
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Location for retrieval: Regina - Hillsdale; Regina - Maxwell.
Conservation practices in place at the time of arrangement were applied to records in GR 372. For records in SAFA 103, archival staff replaced the original file folders with acid-free folders and photocopied newspaper clippings, facsimiles, and other fragile documents. Elastic bands, paper clips and other fasteners were removed. Coloured Post-It notes with “File” and “For Your Information” were removed. Large, unmanageable files were split into smaller parts.
Textual records: old guide GR 372 (R-968, R-1119, R-1433, R-1564)
Sound recordings: Tape R-15923 and Tape R-15924
Photographs: R-A24744 (1)-(7), R-A24745 (1)-(4), R-A32542 to R-A32558, R-B14208 and R-B14209, R-C14597 to R-C14603
Videotape: VT R-12360
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