Fonds F460 - Keith Goulet fonds

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Keith Goulet fonds

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F460

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  • 1928, 1937, 1979-2000, predominant 1992-2000 (Creation)

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1 m of textual records
1 computer disk

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Biographical history

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.

Custodial history

Keith Goulet donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in two accessions in 2000 and 2001: R2000-043 (February 7, 2000); and R2001-204 (May 29, 2001). The records were transferred from Goulet's ministerial office.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used from 1995 to 2000 by Keith Goulet in his political career as Minister of Northern Affairs.

The fonds includes a small volume of records created by Goulet as Associate Minister of Education; Associate Minister of Education, Training and Employment and Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly. These records are interfiled with the Northern Affairs records.

This fonds contains public and political records.

The fonds consists of one series: Minister of Northern Affairs. The series was arranged into six sub-series: Minister's Office; Northern Towns and Villages; Forestry; Northern Health; Mining; and Trapping.

The types of records included are correspondence, memoranda, briefing notes, legislation, reports, publications, speaking notes, news releases and an electronic record.

The fonds is missing MLA and constituency material and records created by Goulet as Provincial Secretary; Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance; Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Computer Utility Corporation; and Minister Responsible for the Office of Northern Affairs.

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Order imposed by archivist. Series and sub-series titles supplied by archivist based on original order and numerical file assignment. File titles provided by records creator except where indicated in square brackets.

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Restrictions on access

These records are subject to access restrictions according to the terms of an agreement with the donor dated December 6, 1995. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, publication and/or reproduction of records are subject to terms of an agreement with the donor and the conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

Finding aids

SAFA 112 consists of a fonds description and file listings of textual records. The electronic finding aid consists of a file level database for textual records. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

Associated materials

Related material: Records created by Goulet in 1993 as Associate Minister of Education and in 1993 to 1995 as Associate Minister of Education, Training and Employment are located in the Patricia Atkinson fonds (F 193).

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