Fonds F436 - George McLeod fonds

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George McLeod fonds

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  • 1979-1985, predominant 1982-1985 (Creation)

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1.26 m of textual records
2 plans

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George Malcolm McLeod was born on January 5, 1946 in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan to Stanley Malcolm McLeod and Lena Rose Code. He received his primary and secondary education in Meadow Lake and earned a Bachelor of Education degree in History and Physical Education from the University of Saskatchewan (Regina Campus) in 1969.

McLeod was a teacher in the Meadow Lake School Unit from 1970 to 1972. He became Vice-Principal of Jonas Samson Junior High School in Meadow Lake in 1972 and served as Principal from 1974 to 1982. McLeod sat on the Meadow Lake Town Council from 1973 to1977 and was a founding member of the Meadow Lake Recreation Association.

McLeod was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1978 and served as a Progressive Conservative MLA for the Meadow Lake constituency until 1991. McLeod served in the Grant Devine Government as Minister of Tourism and Renewable Resources (1982-1983); Minister of Northern Saskatchewan (1982-1984); Minister of Tourism and Small Business (1983); Minister of Supply and Services (1983-1985); Minister of Advanced Education and Manpower (1985-1986); and Minister of Health (1986-1991).

McLeod was Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Fur Marketing Service (1982-1983); Public Service Commission (1983-1985); Liquor Board (1983-1986); Liquor Licensing Commission (1983-1986); Saskatchewan Government Printing Company (1983-1985); Northern Affairs Secretariat (1984-1985); Saskatchewan Forest Products Corporation (1985-1991); Saskatchewan Archives Board (1985-1986); Advanced Technical Training Centre of Saskatchewan Corporation (1985-1986); Saskatchewan Research Council (1985-1986); Saskatchewan Medical Care Insurance Commission (1986-1987); Saskatchewan Cancer Foundation (1986-1991); Saskatchewan Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (1986-1989, 1990-1991); Saskatchewan Health Research Board (1987-1989, 1990-1991); Saskatchewan Power Corporation (1989-1991); and Saskatchewan Transportation Company (1989-1991).

McLeod lost his seat in the 1991 provincial general election to Maynard Sonntag (NDP).

McLeod currently (2006) resides at Kimball Lake, Saskatchewan.

George McLeod married Karen Bird on July 17, 1971. They have two children: Natasha and Trevor.

Custodial history

George McLeod donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in one accession in 1986: R86-524 (October 27, 1986). These records were transferred from McLeod's ministerial office. Records created by Joan Duncan were identified in the McLeod fonds at the time of arrangement and retro-description.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by George McLeod in his political career as Minister of Supply and Services. Although the records date from 1979 to 1985, they were created predominantly in 1985.

This fonds includes records created by Joan Duncan as Minister of Government Services; Minister of Revenue, Supply and Services; and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Government Printing Company.

The majority of records in this fonds are public record.

The types of records included are correspondence, memoranda, news releases, newspaper clippings, budget material, reports, and plans.

Missing from the fonds is MLA and constituency material and records McLeod created as Minister of Tourism and Renewable Resources; Minister of Tourism and Small Business; Minister of Advanced Education and Manpower and Minister of Health. Also missing are records relating to McLeod's various ministerial responsibilities.

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Original order maintained by archivist. Records created by McLeod are interfiled with those created by his predecessor in particular portfolios.

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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 the records are subject to the terms and conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

Finding aids

SAFA 268 (old guide GR 515) consists of a fonds description and file listings of textual records.

Associated materials

Related material: Records created by McLeod as Minister of Advanced Education and Manpower are located in the Lorne Hepworth fonds (F 419). Records created from 1982 to 1984 by McLeod as Minister of Northern Saskatchewan are located in the Graham Taylor fonds (F 430). Records created in 1984 and 1985 by McLeod as Minister Responsible for Northern Affairs Secretariat are located in the Graham Taylor fonds (F 430). Records created mainly in 1985 and 1986 by McLeod as Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Liquor Board are located in the Graham Taylor fonds (F 430).

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No further accruals are expected.

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Other codes: Textual records: GR 515 (R-1365)

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