Fonds F 431 - Tim Embury fonds

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Tim Embury fonds

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F 431

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  • 1979-1986 (Creation)

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3.60 m of textual records
2 plans

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Timothy Burke Embury was born on January 20, 1947 in Regina, Saskatchewan to Alan and Jean Embury. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Prior to his entry into provincial politics, Embury was a loans officer with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Regina and served as an alderman on the Regina City Council from 1977 to 1982.

Embury was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1982 and served as a Progressive Conservative MLA for the Regina Lakeview constituency until 1986. Embury served in the Grant Devine Government as Minister of Urban Affairs (1983-1985) and Minister of the Environment (1985-1986). Embury was Minister Responsible for Local Government Board (1983-1985); Municipal Water Assistance Board (1983-1985); Provincial Planning Appeals Board (1983-1985); Wakamow Valley Authority (1983-1986); Saskatchewan Assessment Authority (1983-1985); Wascana Centre Authority (1985-1986) and Water Appeal Board (1985-1986).

After losing his seat in the 1986 general election to Louise Simard (NDP), Embury established Interface Consulting Ltd., a management consulting firm in Regina. He later moved to Calgary, Alberta, where he was employed with the Osborne Group.

Embury currently (2006) resides in Calgary.

Embury married his first wife, Frances Anne (maiden name unknown) on August 28, 1971. They have two children: Jennifer and Ryan. He later remarried.

Custodial history

Tim Embury donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in two accessions in 1986 and 1988: R86-560 (November 18, 1986) and R88-335 (October 17, 1988). The records were transferred from Embury's ministerial office. Records created by Bob Andrew, Paul Schoenhals and Gordon Dirks were identified in the Embury fonds at the time of retro-description.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used from 1982 to 1986 by Tim Embury in his political career as Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly for the Regina Lakeview constituency; Minister Responsible for Wakamow Valley Authority; Minister Responsible for Wascana Centre Authority; Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Emergency Measures Organization; and Minister of Urban Affairs.

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

This fonds contains public and political records.

The types of records included are correspondence, memoranda, publications, inquiries, newspaper clippings, orders-in-council, news releases, and plans.

This fonds includes records created by the following ministers: Bob Andrew, Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Assessment Authority; Gordon Dirks, Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Emergency Measures Organization; and Paul Schoenhals, Minister of Urban Affairs.

Missing from the fonds are records created by Embury as Minister of the Environment and Minister Responsible for various agencies and boards. Records Embury created in 1985 as Minister of Urban Affairs are also missing.

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Arrangement reflects both original order and archival intervention. Records created by Embury are interfiled with those of his predecessors in particular portfolios.

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These records are subject to access restrictions according to the terms of an agreement with the donor dated November 12, 1986. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

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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 259 (old guide GR 423) consists of a fonds description and file listings of textual records.

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Related material: A small volume of records created in 1983 by Embury as Minister of Urban Affairs is located in the Paul Schoenhals fonds (F 427).

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No further accruals are expected.

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Other codes: Textual records: GR 423 (R-1159; and R-1432)

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