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Regulations Review Committee (Devine Government) series
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- Saskatchewan. Executive Council
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0.520 m of textual records
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The Government of Saskatchewan is based on the Canadian parliamentary system. There are three branches of government - legislative, judicial and executive with the latter represented by the Executive Council. In practical terms, the leader of the party with the most members of the Legislative Assembly is designated President of the Executive Council. He/she then chooses an executive council or cabinet of ministers to head various departments and hold responsibility for various portfolios. The number of members of executive council varies with the decision of the President. Cabinet ministers are usually, but not required to be, a member of the governing party and may also be appointed as minister-without-portfolio.
With the creation of the province of Saskatchewan in 1905, existing members of the territorial executive council were continued until the first general election on December 13, 1905. Walter Scott was elected as Premier and first President of the Executive Council. Members were known as Commissioners until December 18, 1909 when they became known as minister of their respective portfolio.
Executive Council currently (2019) has seven main branches: Cabinet Planning; Cabinet Secretariat (Office of the Cabinet Secretary and Clerk of the Executive Council); Communications Services; Corporate Services; Intergovernmental Affairs; Premier's Correspondence Unit; and Provincial Secretary.
The current (2019) President of the Executive Council is Scott Moe.
D. Grant Devine donated these records to the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan in one accession in 1991: R91-281.
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This series consists of records created, accumulated and used by the Clerk of the Executive Council/Assistant Cabinet Secretary in his/her role as secretary to the Regulations Review Committee during the Grant Devine Government in Saskatchewan.
The types of records included are correspondence; memoranda; briefing notes; meeting attendance records; and meeting agendas and minutes.
No sub-series were identified in this series.
Records are in good physical condition.
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Use, publication and/or reproduction of records subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.
SAFA 685 consists of a series description and box listing of textual records.
No further accruals are expected.
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