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1982 - 1991 (Creation)
- Saskatchewan. Executive Council
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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.
Scope and content
This series consists of documents of office relating to cabinet ministers, associate ministers and legislative secretaries to ministers who served in the Twelfth Ministry of the Government of Saskatchewan under Premier Donald Grant Devine, from May 8, 1982 to November 1, 1991. The types of records included are as follows: original signed oaths of office; Recommendations from the Premier to the Executive Council; letters of appointment; original signed oaths of allegiance; original signed oaths taken by Members of the Executive Council of Saskatchewan; copies of related correspondence; and copies of letters of resignation.
No sub-series were identified in this series.