Series S 9 - Records of the Special Committee on the Provincial Auditor in Saskatchewan series

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Records of the Special Committee on the Provincial Auditor in Saskatchewan series

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  • Textual record

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Public

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S 9

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  • 1978 (Accumulation)
  • 1964, 1970, 1974-1978 (Creation)
    Creator
    Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly

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0.177m of textual records

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(1905-)

Biographical history

The Province of Saskatchewan was created and given legislative powers by The Saskatchewan Act, 1905, 4-5 Edw. VII, c. 42. when it and the province of Alberta were formed from a portion of the North-West Territories. Formerly the North-West Territories as a whole had been governed by a territorial assembly that was limited in its powers.

Supreme power is constitutionally vested in the Crown, represented by the Lieutenant-Governor but decisions are made by the Members of the Legislative Assembly who are elected by the voters of the various electoral districts of Saskatchewan with an election held at least every five years.

The first General Election in Saskatchewan was held December 13, 1905 (polling in some portions of the Kinistino district was not held until January 3, 1906). Those Members elected formed the First Legislature, with the first session opening on March 29, 1906.

The legislative arm of government consists of: the Speaker who serves as the Assembly's presiding officer and is elected by the Members of the Legislative Assembly from their numbers; Members (MLA's - Members of the Legislative Assembly), elected one per constituency (seat) by the voting population of Saskatchewan; The Clerk and Staff of the Legislative Assembly Office.

Legislative Assembly staff fall under some of the following categories: Office of the Clerk, Legislative Counsel and Law Clerk, Broadcast Services, Hansard, Legislative Library, Office of the Sergeant-at-Arms. See GA 44 Legislative Assembly Office for a more complete description.

The offices of the Members and most of the support staff are located at the Legislative Assembly Building, known as The Leg (pronounced ledge) beside Wascana Lake in Regina.

As the highest elected body all Departments, Committees, Boards and Agencies of Government ultimately report to the Legislative Assembly.

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Scope and content

This government series consists of records created, accumulated and used by the Special Committee on the Provincial Auditor in Saskatchewan. The Committee was formed to examine the role and responsibilities of the Provincial Auditor and its function within the Public Accounts Committee, and to make recommendations thereon. The records were accumulated between May and October, 1978.

The types of records included are: correspondence; documents tabled; minutes; questionnaire replies; research materials; and working papers. No Final Report was created as the Committee died upon the dissolution of the Eighteenth Legislature on September 19, 1978.

No sub-series were identified within the series.

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Physical condition

Records are in good physical condition.

Immediate source of acquisition

The Office of the Clerk, Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan transferred these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives, in one accession in 2001: R2001-330 (December 18, 2001).

Arrangement

Alphabetical order imposed by archivist. Government series title supplied by archivist. Where necessary, file titles supplied by archivist.

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  • English

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Restrictions on access

These records are subject to access restrictions. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, publication and/or reproduction of records are subject to terms and conditions of Crown copyright. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

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

Finding aids

SAFA 181 consists of government series level and file level listings.

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No further accruals are expected.

General note

Location for retrieval: Regina - Maxwell

Conservation

Archival staff replaced the original file folders with acid-free folders, photocopied newspaper clippings, and removed elastic bands, paper clips and other fasteners from textual records.

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57

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S 9

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Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.

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Final

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  • English

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  • Latin

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