Fonds BF6 - Ned Shillington fonds

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Ned Shillington fonds

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  • 1970-1999 (Creation)

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9.59 m of textual records
12 photographs
2 maps

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Biographical history

Born August 28, 1944 on a farm near Caron, Saskatchewan, Edward Blain 'Ned' Shillington received his early education at Grayburn Public School. He attended St. Louis High School in Moose Jaw, and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with Bachelor degrees in Arts and Law in 1967. Shillington articled in Regina and practiced law in Moosomin from 1968-1971 prior to entering politics.

After a failed attempt to win a seat for the New Democratic Party in Moosomin in 1970, Shillington was appointed Executive Assistant to the Attorney-General in 1971, and served in this position until 1975.

First elected to the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly as a New Democratic Party member for Regina Centre Constituency in 1975, Shillington later served as MLA for the Regina Churchill-Downs and Regina Northeast Constituency until his retirement in July 1999.

He has held numerous Cabinet portfolios in the Blakeney and Romanow Governments: Minister of Co-operation and Co-operative Development (1975-1977), Minister of Consumer Affairs (1975-1976), Minister of Government Services (1976-1978), Minister of Culture and Youth (1977-1980), Minister of Education (1978-1979), Associate Minister of Finance (1992,1995), Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation (1992), Associate Minister of Finance (1992, 1995), Minister of Labour (1992-1995), Minister of Justice and Attorney General (1995), Minister of Intergovernmental Relations (1995-1996), Provincial Secretary (1995-1998), and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (1996-1997).

After leaving politics Shillington worked as a consultant on legislative process for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Regina. In June 2000 he became Vice-President of Points West Consulting Inc. responsible for the Alberta Region. He held that position until May 31, 2002, when he became an investment manager of a privately owned investment fund.

Shillington married Sonia (Koroscil) in 1970; they have two children, Ryan and Tara. The Shillingtons currently (2009) reside in Calgary, Alberta where Shillington is a private securities investor.

Custodial history

Ned Shillington donated the records in this fonds to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in fifteen accessions between 1980 and 1999: R80-146 (28 February 1980); R80-193 (12 May 1980); R80-839 (18 December 1980); R87-041 (4 February 1987); R87-188 (27 April 1987); R87-439 (12 November 1987); R88-024 (12 January 1988); R89-008 (9 January 1989); R89-373 (29 September 1989); R900-55 (27 February 1990); R90-075 (19 March 1990); R91-294 (6 November 1991); R 92-013 (10 February 1992); R 93-002 (4 January 1993); and R99-204 (27 May 1999). The records were transferred from Shillington's ministerial office.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Ned Shillington in his political career as Minister of Government Services; Minister of Culture and Youth; Minister Responsible for the Centre of the Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and the Western Development Museum; Minister Responsible for the Provincial Library, Associate Minister of Finance, Minister Responsible for SPMC, the Public Service Commission, the Crown Management Board, and the Saskatchewan Gaming Commission; Minister of Labour; Minister of Justice; Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Telecommunications and the Workers' Compensation Board; Minister of Crown Investments, Provincial Secretary, and Minister of Intergovernmental Relations. Gaps in the records occur in early portfolios held in the Blakeney Government (Co-operation and Co-operative Development; Consumer Affairs and Education).

This fonds also includes records created by Shillington as MLA for Regina Centre, Regina Churchill-Downs and Regina North constituencies; NDP member, and Member of the Legislative Assembly.

This fonds contains records which are both public and private/political in nature.

Types of records include election material, diaries, speeches, press releases, minutes and financial records of the NDP constituency executive, correspondence with constituents, constituency reports, expense claims, general subject files, ministerial correspondence, departmental programme files, policy and briefing materials, budget files, orders-in-council, draft legislation, annual reports, cabinet submissions, photographs, maps and administrative records related to the Standing Committee on Crown Corporations: Channel Lake Inquiry.

Records in this fonds also include the Shillington family genealogy on microfilm R-2.468.

No series assignment has been applied to the records described in this fonds.

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These records are subject to access restrictions according to the terms of an agreement with the donor dated September 21, 1979. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

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

Finding aids

SAFA 10 consists of a fonds description, file listings of textual records and item descriptions of maps and photographs. See also guide GR 224, collection R-529, and microfilm R-2.468 for other records belonging to the Shillington fonds.

Associated materials

Related material: Records created by Shillington as Minister of Crown Investments Corporation are located in the Dwain Lingenfelter fonds (F 194). Records created by Shillington in 1976 and 1977 as Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Computer Utility Corporation and in 1975 and 1976 as Minister Responsible for the Office of the Rentalsman and Rent Appeal Commission are located in the Murray Koskie fonds (F 447). Records created from 1975 to 1977 by Shillington as Minister of Co-operation and Co-operative Development are located in the Don Cody fonds (F 463).

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No further accruals are expected.

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10 m microfilm (neg. and pos.)

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Other codes: Textual records: R-1840; GR 224 (R-444, R-453, R-1036, R-1360, R-1361, R-1364 and R-1562; Maps: A1354 and A1355; Photographs: R-A32135, R-A32136, R-A32137

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