Fonds F 193 - Patricia Atkinson fonds

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Patricia Atkinson fonds

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F 193

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  • 1986-2001 (Accumulation)
  • 1962-2001 (Creation)
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    Atkinson, Patricia, 1952-
  • 1962-2001 (Creation)
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    Cline, Eric, 1955-
  • 1962-2001 (Creation)
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    Goulet, Keith, 1946-
  • 1962-2001 (Creation)
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    Junor, Judy, 1949-
  • 1962-2001 (Creation)
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    Serby, Clay, 1950-
  • 1962-2001 (Creation)
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    Tchorzewski, Edwin Laurence, 1943-2008
  • 1962-2001 (Creation)
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    Teichrob, Carol, 1939-

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46.020m of textual records
25 photographs
1 picture : illustration
22 prints : posters
1 map
3 audio cassettes
1 audio compact disc
6 videocassettes : VHS

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(1952-)

Biographical history

Patricia Atkinson was born on September 27, 1952 in Biggar, Saskatchewan to Robert Roy and Betty Atkinson. She attended Walter Murray Collegiate in Saskatoon and earned Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Education degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. Atkinson worked as a teacher, union organizer and principal until 1986, when she was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature. She served as the New Democratic Party Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Saskatoon Nutana (1986-1991, 1995 - ) and Saskatoon Broadway (1991-1995) constituencies.

Atkinson served in the Roy Romanow Government as Minister of Social Services (1992-1993); Minister Responsible for Seniors (1992-1993); Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission (1992-1993); Minister of Education, Training and Employment (1993-1995); Minister Responsible for New Careers Corporation (1992-1995); Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Communications Network Corporation (1993-1995); Minister Responsible for Teachers Superannuation Commission (1993-1998); Minister of Education (1995-1998); Minister of Health (1998-2001); Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Health Information Network (1998-1999); Minister Responsible for Health Services Utilization and Research Commission (1998-2001); and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Cancer Foundation (1998-2001).

Atkinson served in the Lorne Calvert Government as Minister of Highways and Transportation (2001); Minister Responsible for Rural Revitalization (2001); and Deputy Government House Leader (2001). She left Cabinet in October 2001 and returned in 2003, when she was appointed Minister of Crown Management Board (2003-2006); Minister of Advanced Education and Employment (2006-2007); Minister of Finance (2007); Minister Responsible for the Public Service Commission; and Minister Responsible for Immigration.

From 2007 to 2011, Atkinson served as MLA for Saskatoon Nutana and was Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Opposition Critic for Education. In January 2011, she announced her retirement from politics and served in the Legislative Assembly until May 2011. Currently (2011) she continues to reside in Saskatoon.

Pat Atkinson married Kenneth Kutz on December 26, 1981.

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(1955-)

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Eric Howard Cline was born on August 12, 1955 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Robert Cline and Lillian Morgan. He attended Estey School, Mount Royal Collegiate and Walter Murray Collegiate in Saskatoon. Cline earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (1976) and a Bachelor of Laws degree (1979) from the University of Saskatchewan.

Cline articled in Saskatoon and was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1980. He worked as a legal research officer with the Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan (1981-1982) and practiced law in Saskatoon from 1982 to 1995. Cline was involved with numerous community and professional organizations, including the Saskatoon Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, and Saskatoon's 25th Street Theatre.

Cline's involvement in provincial politics began in 1975, when he ran unsuccessfully in the general election as the New Democratic Party (NDP) candidate in the Regina South constituency. Cline served as president of the Saskatchewan Young New Democrats in 1975 and 1976 and was active in provincial and federal election campaigns. He was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1991 and served as a NDP Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the Saskatoon Idylwyld (1991-1995); Saskatoon Mount Royal (1995-2003); and Saskatoon Massey Place (2003-2007) constituencies until his retirement from politics in 2007.

Cline served in the Roy Romanow and Lorne Calvert Governments as Minister of Health (1995-1997); Minister of Finance (1997-2003); Minister of Justice and Attorney General (2003); and Minister of Industry and Resources (2003-2007). He was also Minister Responsible for numerous agencies, boards and commissions.

Cline is currently (2009) Vice-President, Corporate Affairs with Shore Gold Inc., a mineral exploration and development corporation based in Saskatoon.

Eric Cline married Pauline Melis on May 28, 1988.

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(1946-)

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Keith Napoleon Goulet was born on April 3, 1946 in Cumberland House, Saskatchewan to Arthur Goulet and Veronique Carriere. He is one of eleven children. Goulet attended Charlebois School in Cumberland House and Riverside Collegiate in Prince Albert. After attending teacher's college in Ontario, he earned a Bachelor of Education degree in 1974 from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Education degree in 1986 from the University of Regina.

Prior to entering provincial politics, Goulet worked as an elementary school teacher, sessional lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan and Cree language consultant. He was also a Northern Teacher Education Program (NORTEP) developer, principal of La Ronge Community College and executive director of the Gabriel Dumont Institute of Metis Studies and Applied Research.

Goulet was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1986 as a New Democratic Party (NDP) MLA for the Cumberland constituency. He was re-elected in 1991, 1995 and 1999. The first Metis Cabinet Minister in Saskatchewan, Goulet served in the Romanow Cabinet as Provincial Secretary (1992-1993); Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance (1992-1995); Associate Minister of Education (1993); Associate Minister of Education, Training and Employment (1993-1995); Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Computer Utility Corporation (1995); Minister of Northern Affairs (1995-2001); and Minister Responsible for the Office of Northern Affairs (1995-2001).

Goulet retired from Cabinet on October 12, 2001 and vacated his seat in the Legislature in 2003. Joan Beatty (NDP) became MLA for Cumberland constituency on November 5, 2003.

Goulet currently (2006) resides in Regina.

Goulet married Linda May Hemingway on August 31, 1974. They have two children: Koonu and Danis.

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(1949-)

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Judy Junor was born in 1949 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan and raised in Saskatoon. She received a Nursing Diploma from St. Paul's School of Nursing, Saskatoon, in 1969.

Prior to entering politics, Junor worked as a Registered Nurse at City Hospital and Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. She was President of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses from 1993 to 1998 and Vice-President of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour from 1996 to 1998.

Junor was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in the June 24, 1998 by-election as the New Democratic Party MLA for the Saskatoon Eastview constituency. She was re-elected in 1999 and 2003. Junor served in the Roy Romanow and Lorne Calvert Cabinets as Associate Minister of Health (1998-2001); Provincial Secretary (2001-2002); Minister of Learning (2003).

Junor was also Minister Responsible for the following: Seniors (1999-2002); Meewasin Valley Authority (1999-2001, 2003); Saskatchewan Health Information Network (1999-2001); Status of Women (2001-2002); Teachers' Superannuation Commission (2003); Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (2003); Education Infrastructure Financing Corporation (2003).

From 2007 to 2011, Junor continued to serve as MLA for Saskatoon Eastview. She also served as NDP Caucus Chair and as Opposition Critic for Health and Seniors. Junor was defeated in the 2011 general election. Junor continues (2011) to reside in Saskatoon.

Judy Junor is married to Don Junor, a small business owner. They have two children: Sean and Heather.

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(1950-)

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Clay J. Serby was born on February 15, 1950 in Theodore, Saskatchewan to John and Sophie Serby. He was raised on the family farm, which he currently owns and operates with his brother. Serby holds a certificate in Social Work.

Prior to entering politics, Serby worked as a social worker in Prince Albert and Yorkton. He served as alderman in Yorkton from 1986 to 1991 and was Executive Director of the Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbours in Yorkton from 1980 to 1991.

Serby was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1991 as the New Democratic Party MLA for the Yorkton Constituency. He was re-elected in 1995, 1999 and 2003.

Serby served in the Roy Romanow cabinet as Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation (1995-1997); Minister Responsible for Liquor and Gaming Authority (1995-1997); Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance (1995-1997); Minister of Highways and Transportation (1997); Minister of Health (1997-1998); Minister of Education (1998-1999); Minister of Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing (1999-2000); Minister of Agriculture and Food (2000-2001).

Serby served in the Lorne Calvert cabinet as Deputy Premier (2001-2007). He also held the following portfolios: Minister of Agriculture and Food (2001-2002); Minister Responsible for Rural Revitalization (2001-2002); Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Revitalization (2002-2004); Minister of Rural Revitalization (2004); Minister of Rural Development (2005-2006); Minister of Regional Economic and Co-operative Development (2006-2007); and Minister of Property Management (2007).

Serby announced that he would not seek re-election on September 7, 2007 due to health reasons. He acted as co-chair for the NDP's 2007 election campaign. Serby continues (2009) to reside in the Yorkton area.

Serby has two children: Kirsty and Stacey.

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(1943-2008)

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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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(1939)

Biographical history

Carol Teichrob was born in Saskatchewan on August 27, 1939 to J. Delbert and Elizabeth Sproxton. Educated at Notre Dame High School and the University of Saskatchewan, Teichrob trained as a court reporter.

Entering political life in the October 1991 General Election, Teichrob ran successfully for the New Democratic Party in Saskatoon River Heights. She was re-elected in June 1995 in the Saskatoon Meewasin constituency.

Teichrob served in the Roy Romanow Government as Minister of Education (November 1991- March 1993), Minister of the Family (November 1991-June 1992), Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation, (September 1992-March 1993), Minister of Education, Training and Employment (March-May 1993), Minister of Municipal Government (November 1995- September 1998), and Minister of Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing (September 1998-September 1999). She retired from political life in 1999.

Teichrob has had a varied business career working as a truck driver, court reporter, and farmer. She served as reeve of the Rural Municipality of Corman Park from 1981-1991. Teichrob co-founded Primrose Books Inc. in 1988, and was a partner in Amberlea Farm Ltd. and Moonvale Farms. She received the YWCA Saskatoon Woman of the Year Award (Business) in 1981, and the Saskatoon Rotary Club Golden Wheel Award for Excellence in Business and Industry in 1990.

Teichrob has also served on numerous agencies, boards and corporations including: director, V.I.D.O., 1980-1986; Saskatchewan Research Council, 1983-1991; Farm Credit Corporation, 1980-1983; Canadian Egg Marketing Agency, 1986-1991; executive member of the Canadian and Saskatchewan Federations of Agriculture, 1976-1981; chair, Canadian Turkey Marketing Agency, 1980-1981; Plains Poultry Ltd., 1981-1988; and is a member of the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce since 1980.

On March 1, 1958 Carol Sproxton married Donald P. Teichrob. They have three children: Lori, Sharon and James.

Carol Teichrob currently (2005) resides in Saskatoon.

Custodial history

Records created by Ed Tchorzewski, Carol Teichrob, Keith Goulet, Clay Serby , Eric Cline and Judy Junor were identified in the Atkinson fonds at the time of arrangement.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used from 1986 to 2001 by Patricia Atkinson in her political career as: Minister of Education, Training and Employment; Minister of Education; Minister of Health; MLA for Saskatoon Nutana; and member of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party.

This fonds consists of four series: Minister of Education, Training and Employment; Minister of Education; Minister of Health; and Political.

The types of records included are correspondence, memoranda, briefing notes, speeches, publications, minutes and agendas, news releases, newspaper clippings, and legislation.

Public and private records are found in the fonds.

This fonds includes records created by Eric Cline as Minister of Health; by Keith Goulet as Associate Minister of Education; by Judy Junor as Associate Minister of Health; by Clay Serby as Minister of Health; by Ed Tchorzewski as Minister of Education, Training and Employment; and by Carol Teichrob as Minister of Education, Training and Employment.

Records created by Atkinson while holding the portfolios of Minister Responsible for Seniors, Minister Responsible for various agencies, boards and commissions, Minister of Highways and Transportation and Minister Responsible for Rural Revitalization, as well as current (2003-2006) portfolios have not been transferred to the Saskatchewan Archives.

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Physical condition

Records are in good physical condition.

Immediate source of acquisition

Patricia Atkinson donated the records in this fonds to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in three accessions between 2000 and 2001: R2000-280 (August 3, 2000); R2000-317 (September 7, 2000); and R2001-305 (October 24, 2001).

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Arrangement reflects both original order and archival intervention. Extensive portions of records belonging to the Education and Health portfolios had no discernable order.

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  • English

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These records are subject to access restrictions.

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Use, publication and/or reproduction of records may be subject to terms of an agreement with the donor.

Finding aids

SAFA 102-1 (researcher version) and SAFA 102-2 (restricted version) consist of fonds, series, file and item level listings. See also GR 226 Poster Collection.

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Associated materials

Related material: Records created by Atkinson in 1986 and 1987 as the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party (NDP) Opposition Health Critic are located in the Louise Simard fonds (BF 10). Records created by Atkinson in 1992 and 1993 as Minister of Social Services are located in the Bob Pringle fonds (BF 4). Speeches delivered by Atkinson in 1992 and 1993 as Minister of Social Services and Minister Responsible for Seniors are located in the Bob Pringle fonds (BF 4). Additional records created by Atkinson as Minister of Education, Training and Employment are located in the Bob Mitchell fonds (BF 3).

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Further accruals are expected.

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Location for retrieval: Regina - Hillsdale; Regina - Maxwell
Some of the non-textual material has been retained in the textual records to preserve context.

Conservation

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 metal fasteners were removed. Large, unmanageable files were split into smaller parts.

Alpha-numeric designations

Photographs: R-A32562 to R-A32570
Sound recordings: ACD R-15927; Tape R-15928 to ACD R-15930
Poster: GR 226, file VII.305
Video tapes: VT R-12773, VT R-12768 to VT R-12772

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F 193

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Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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