Series F 419-1 - Minister of Energy and Mines 1986 series

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Minister of Energy and Mines 1986 series

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F 419-1

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  • 1986 (Accumulation)
  • 1983-1986 (Creation)
    Hepworth, Lorne, 1947-
  • 1983-1986 (Creation)
    Schoenhals, Paul, 1941-

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0.310m of textual records

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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.

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Paul John Schoenhals was born on November 5, 1941 in Clinton, Ontario to Stewart John Schoenhals and Phyllis Lillian Elliott. He received his primary education in Ontario and attended Nutana Collegiate in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Schoenhals earned a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1964 and a postgraduate diploma in 1970.

Prior to his entry into provincial politics, Schoenhals worked as a high school teacher in Saskatoon and was involved with the Saskatoon Hilltops Football Club as director and head coach.
Schoenhals was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1982 and served as a Progressive Conservative MLA for the Saskatoon Sutherland constituency until 1986. He served in the Grant Devine Government as Minister of Urban Affairs (1982-1983); Minister of Culture and Youth (1982-1983); Minister of Culture and Recreation (1983); Minister of Energy and Mines (1983-1985); Minister of Telephones (1985-1986); Minister of Science and Technology (1985-1986); Minister of Supply and Services (1985-1986) and Minister of Tourism and Small Business (1985-1986).

Schoenhals was Minister Responsible for Local Government Board (1982-1983); Municipal Water Assistance Board (1982-1983); Provincial Planning Appeals Board (1982-1983); Meewasin Valley Authority (1982-1983); Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts (1982-1983); Saskatchewan Arts Board (1982-1983); Western Development Museum (1982-1983); Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Corporation (1983-1985); Saskatchewan Water Supply Board (1983-1984); Legislative Review Committee (1983-1985); Saskatchewan Water Corporation (1984-1985); Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (1985-1986); Employment Development Agency (1985-1986); Saskatchewan Government Printing (1985-1986) and Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation (1986).

After losing his seat in the 1986 general election to E. Mark Koenker (NDP), Schoenhals became president of Petroleum Industry Training Service (PITS).

Schoenhals currently (2006) resides in Calgary, Alberta and is President and Chief Executive Officer of Enform, a company that provides training programs and safety initiatives for workers in the petroleum industry.

Schoenhals married Dorenda Stirton, a Canadian ladies' curling champion, on June 21, 1969. They have three children: Susan, Ryan and Karyn.

Custodial history

Records created by Paul Schoenhals were identified in the Lorne Hepworth fonds at the time of arrangement.

Scope and content

This series consists of records created, accumulated and used by Lorne Hepworth as Minister of Energy and Mines in 1986.

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

The series has been arranged into six sub-series: Administration, Communications and Legislation; Resources; Resource Companies; Federal Government; Conferences and Major Issues.

The types of records included are memoranda, correspondence, briefing notes, reports, press releases, speaking notes, and legislation.

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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 reflects both original order and archival intervention.

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  • English

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

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F 419-1

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Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.



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