Series F 419-4 - Minister of Education 1987 series

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Minister of Education 1987 series

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  • Textual record
  • Graphic material
  • Cartographic material
  • Microform
  • Poster

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Ministerial

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  • Source of title proper: Series title supplied by archivist. Sub-series titles determined from box lists provided by records creator. File titles provided by records creator except where indicated in square brackets.

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F 419-4

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  • 1987-1988 (Accumulation)
  • 1966 [photocopied 1987], 1968, 1973-1974, 1979-1988 (Creation)
    Creator
    Hepworth, Lorne, 1947-
  • 1966 [photocopied 1987], 1968, 1973-1974, 1979-1988 (Creation)
    Creator
    Smith, Patricia A., 1943-

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Physical description

3.600m of textual records
7 photographs
2 maps
2 microfiche sheets
2 prints : posters

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Name of creator

(1947-)

Biographical history

Lorne Henry Hepworth was born on December 20, 1947 in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan to Henry and Eileen Hepworth. He attended rural schools and high school in Assiniboia. Hepworth attended the University of Regina from 1965 to 1967 and earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1971.

Prior to his entry into politics, Hepworth worked as a veterinarian with Hepworth-Pulfer Veterinary Services in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. He was involved with the Saskatchewan and Canadian Veterinary Medical Associations, the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce and the Weyburn Agricultural Society. Hepworth also operated a family farm near Assiniboia.

Hepworth was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1982 and served as a Progressive Conservative MLA for the Weyburn constituency until 1991. Hepworth served in the Grant Devine Government as Minister of Agriculture (1983-1985); Minister of Energy and Mines (1985-1986); Minister of Advanced Education and Manpower (1986-1987); Minister of Education (1986-1989); Minister of Public Participation (1989-1990); and Minister of Finance (1989-1991).

Hepworth's ministerial responsibilities included Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation (1983-1985); Agricultural Credit Corporation of Saskatchewan (1983-1985); Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Corporation (1985-1986); Public Service Commission (1986-1989); Teacher's Superannuation Commission (1986-1989); Advanced Technical Training Centre of Saskatchewan Corporation (1986-1989); Provincial Library (1987); Saskatchewan Archives Board (1987); Treasury Board (1989-1991); Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation (1989-1990); Saskatchewan Pension Plan (1989-1991); Public Service Superannuation Board (1989-1991); Saskatchewan Development Fund (1989-1991); Municipal Financing Corporation (1989-1991); Crown Investments Corporation (1990); Future Corporation (1990-1991); and SaskEnergy (1991).

After losing his seat in the 1991 provincial general election to Ronald Joseph Wormsbecker (NDP), Hepworth became Vice-President of the Crop Protection Institute of Canada (1992-1993) and held executive positions with the Canadian Agra group of companies (1993-1997).

Hepworth currently (2006) resides in Toronto, Ontario, where he is President of CropLife Canada, a trade association that represents manufacturers, developers and distributors of pest control products and plant biotechnology (1997-2006).

Hepworth married Fern Presber on December 23, 1970. They have two children: Graeme and Alana.

Name of creator

(1943-)

Biographical history

Patricia Anne Chalmers was born on January 29, 1943 in Cabri, Saskatchewan. She is the daughter of Arthur W. Chalmers and Martha Shiels. Smith received her elementary and secondary education in Swift Current and completed university extension and real estate courses. She married Edward Harvey Smith in 1960 and had three children: Shelley, Sherry and Tony.

Smith's work as a school trustee began in 1972, when she became involved with the Swift Current Board of Education. She became vice-president of the Saskatchewan School Trustees Association in 1979 and became the first female president in 1980. Smith served on the Board of Directors for the Canadian School Trustees' Association. She also managed a small business, Sam's General Trucking Ltd., with her husband in Swift Current.

Smith was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1982 and served as a Progressive Conservative MLA for the Swift Current constituency until 1991. On May 8, 1982 Smith and Joan Duncan became the first two female Cabinet ministers appointed to Executive Council in Saskatchewan. Smith served in the Grant Devine Government as Minister of Social Services (1982-1983); Minister of Education (1983-1986); Minister of Energy and Mines (1986-1989); Minister of Urban Affairs (1989-1990); Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Recreation (1990). Smith was also the first female Deputy Premier (1989-1990).

Patricia Smith was Minister Responsible for the following: Status of Women (1983-1986, 1989-1990); Teacher's Superannuation Commission (1983-1986); Provincial Library (1983-1986); Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Corporation (1986-1987); Saskatchewan Minerals Corporation (1986-1989);Liquor Board (1989-1990); Liquor Licensing Commission (1989-1990); Saskatchewan Municipal Board (1989-1990); Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (1989-1990); Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (1989-1990); Future Corporation (1989-1990); Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation (1989-1990); Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts (1990); Saskatchewan Arts Board (1990); Western Development Museum (1990); Saskatchewan Archives Board (1990).

Smith resigned from Cabinet on November 27, 1990 for health reasons and retired from political life on February 20, 1991. John Penner (NDP) became the MLA for the Swift Current constituency in October 1991.

Smith currently (2006) resides in Swift Current.

Custodial history

Records created by Patricia A. Smith were identified in the Lorne Hepworth fonds at the time of arrangement.

Scope and content

This series consists of records created, accumulated and used in 1987 by Lorne Hepworth as Minister of Education.

A small volume of records created by Patricia A. Smith, Hepworth's predecessor in the portfolio, is included.

This series has been arranged into fifteen sub-series: Minister's Office; Communications; Inquiries; Associations; Official Minority Language; Schools, Students; Teachers; Regional Services; Curriculum; Outside Saskatchewan; Conferences; School Divisions; Teachers Superannuation Commission and Provincial Library.

The types of records included are correspondence, briefing notes, reports, memoranda, legislation, publications, speaking notes, press releases, photographs, maps, microfiches, and posters.

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Physical condition

See fonds description.

Immediate source of acquisition

Lorne Hepworth donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in one accession in 1991: R91-253 (August 28, 1991).

Arrangement

Arrangement reflects both original order based on a numerical classification system and archival intervention.

Language of material

  • English

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Records include French, Ukrainian language documents.

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

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SAFA 155

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Photographs, maps, microfiches and posters have been retained in textual records to preserve context.

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3201

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Description record identifier

F 419-4

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Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.

Status

Final

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Language of description

  • English

Script of description

  • Latin

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