Series F 419-7 - Minister of Finance 1989 series

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Minister of Finance 1989 series

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F 419-7

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  • 1986-1990 (Creation)
    Hepworth, Lorne, 1947-
  • 1986-1990 (Creation)
    Lane, Gary, 1942-

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0.868m 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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John Gary Lane was born on May 2, 1942 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Richard Louis Lane and Kathleen May Flanagan. He attended St. Paul's High School in Saskatoon and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (History) in 1963 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1966 from the University of Saskatchewan.

Lane articled at Cuelenaere and Beaubier in Saskatoon and was called to the Bar of Saskatchewan in 1966. He worked in the Saskatchewan Department of the Attorney General as a Crown solicitor and executive assistant to the Attorney General from 1969 to 1971. He then practiced law in Regina before becoming the senior partner in the Regina firm, Lane and Whitmore, in 1976. Lane served as President of the Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan and was a member of the Regina Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Saskatchewan. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1982.

Lane was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1971 and served as a Liberal MLA for the Lumsden constituency until 1975. He was then elected MLA for the Qu'Appelle constituency and served until October, 1976, when he left the Liberal Party to join the Progressive Conservatives. Lane served as a Progressive Conservative MLA for the Qu'Appelle (1976-1982) and Qu'Appelle-Lumsden constituencies (1982-1991).

Lane served in the Grant Devine Government as Attorney General (1982-1983); Provincial Secretary (1982-1983; 1990-1991); Minister of Telephones (1982-1983; 1986-1991); Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (1982-1983); Minister of Justice and Attorney General (1983-1985; 1989-1991); Minister of Finance (1985-1989) and Minister of Revenue and Financial Services (1986-1987). He was Minister Responsible for numerous agencies, boards and commissions.

Lane resigned from Cabinet and vacated his seat on September 5, 1991. On September 10, 1991 he was appointed to the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. Suzanne Murray (NDP) became the MLA for the Qu'Appelle-Lumsden constituency on October 21,1991.

Lane currently (2006) resides in Regina and continues to serve as a Justice of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.

Gary Lane married Elizabeth Mary McLaughlin on July 21, 1979. They have four children: Caitlin, Glennie Anne, William, and Meagan.

Custodial history

Records created by Gary Lane 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 1989 by Lorne Hepworth as Minister of Finance.

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

This series has been arranged into fifteen sub-series: Administration; Investment and Financial; Taxation and Economic Policy; Personnel Policy Secretariat; Revenue Division; Budget; Federal / Provincial Issues; Saskatchewan Pension Plan; Provincial Comptrollers; Revenue Operations Branch; Public Employees Benefits Agency; Miscellaneous; Associations; Provinces and Federal Issues.

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

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Immediate source of acquisition

Lorne Hepworth donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in two accessions in 1991: R91-253 (August 28, 1991); R91-284 (October 28, 1991).


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

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  • English

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Records include French language documents.

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

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F 419-7

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Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.



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  • English

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