This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used from 1986 to 1995 by Louise Simard in her political career as: Saskatchewan New Democratic Party (NDP) Opposition Health Critic and Women's Issues Critic; Minister of Health; Minister Responsible for the Women's Secretariat/Status of Women; member of the Saskatchewan NDP Caucus; and MLA for Regina Hillsdale and Regina Lakeview.
This fonds includes a small volume of records created by Patricia Atkinson in 1986 and 1987 as NDP Opposition Health Critic.
This fonds has been arranged into seven series: Opposition Critic; Minister of Health - November 1, 1991 to December 31, 1992; Minister of Health - 1993; Minister Responsible for the Status of Women/Women's Secretariat; Speeches; Political; and MLA/Constituency.
The Minister of Health - 1991 to 1992 series has been arranged into twenty-five sub-series: Organizations; Health Issues; Saskatchewan Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission; Communications Branch; Community Health - Prevention and Treatment Services; Continuing Care Branch; Family Planning Program; Health Promotion Branch; Laboratory and Disease Control Services Branch; Medical Care Insurance Branch; Mental Health Services Branch; Policy and Health Economics Branch; Other Provinces; Planning and Construction Branch; Hospital Services Branch - Urban and Rural; Prescription Drug Services Branch; Vital Statistics Branch; Northern Health Services Branch; Federal Government; Inquiries and Concerns; Saskatchewan Health Services Authority; Health Services Utilization and Research Commission; Premier's Correspondence; Health Reform; and Other Government Departments.
The Minister of Health - 1993 series has been arranged into twenty-five sub-series: Communications; Continuing Care; Finance & Administration; Health Planning and Policy Development; Human Resources Branch; Laboratory & Disease Control; Medical Care Insurance Branch; Mental Health Services Branch; Northern Health Services; Prescription Drug Services; Prevention Services Branch; Rural Hospital Services; Treatment Services Branch; Urban Hospital Services; Vital Statistics Branch; Wellness & Health Promotion; Premier's Correspondence; Government MLA's; Opposition MLA's; Federal Government; Other Provinces; General Inquiries and Referrals; Organizations/Associations; Boards/Commissions; and Issues.
The Minister Responsible for the Status of Women/Women's Secretariat series has been arranged into two sub-series: November 1, 1991 to December 31, 1992; and 1993. Both sub-series include the following four sub-sub-series: General Administration; Issues; Women's Organizations/Associations; and Status of Women.
The Speeches series has been arranged into six sub-series: November 1, 1991 to December 31, 1992; 1993; 1994; January to February, 1995; Other MLA's; and Undated.
The MLA/Constituency series includes two sub-series: Regina Lakeview and Regina Hillsdale.
No sub-series have been assigned to the records in the Opposition Critic series and Political series.
The types of records included are correspondence, memoranda, reports, newspaper clippings, newsletters, briefs and submissions, news releases, budget material, briefing material, photographs, posters, moving images and a sound recording.
Political records were separated out and identified as a distinct series.
This fonds is missing MLA/constituency records and records Simard created in 1994 and 1995 as Minister of Health and Minister Responsible for various portfolios.