Fonds BF 11 - Lorne Scott fonds

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Lorne Scott fonds

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BF 11

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  • 1970-1999 (Creation)

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5.46 m of textual records
56 photographs
1 map

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Biographical history

Lorne Scott, born to Reginald and Gertrude Scott on May 19, 1947, is originally from Indian Head, Saskatchewan. He is a Grade 12 graduate. Scott worked for the Saskatchewan Museum of Natural History from 1967 to 1975, and for Wascana Centre Authority from 1975 to 1991. At the Wascana Centre Authority Scott was a park naturalist whose duties included conducting school tours to Wascana Marsh, holding slide shows, and looking after geese and injured birds and animals. Throughout this period Scott also operated a farm in the Indian Head area.

Lorne Scott has been involved with a number of conservation and wildlife groups. He has served as the president of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, the Saskatchewan Natural History Society, and the only Canadian president of the Whooping Crane Conservation Association. He is also a member of the Saskatchewan and Canadian Wildlife Federations, Ducks Unlimited, the Canadian Nature Federation, and the World Wildlife Federation. He is a past winner of the Douglas H. Pimlott award from the Canadian Nature Federation and the Roland Michener Conservation Award from the Canadian Wildlife Federation. He has also been named one of Canada's leading environmentalists by Outdoor Canada magazine.

Scott has two children, Heidi and Adam.

Lorne Scott was first elected to the Legislative Assembly as the member representing the Indian Head-Milestone constituency in 1991. He was re-elected in 1995 and was appointed Minister of Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management (SERM). He held this portfolio until 1999, when he lost his seat as an MLA in the provincial election. Since 1999, he has served as the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, where he is an outspoken advocate for many environmental issues, including the controversial issue of game farming.

Custodial history

Lorne Scott donated the records in this fonds to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in one accession in 1999: R99-279 (September 27, 1999). The records originated from his ministerial office. The records in this fonds were created, accumulated and used by Berny Wiens and Lorne Scott.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Lorne Scott from 1995 to 1998 as Minister of Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management. The fonds also contains records created in 1995 by Berny Wiens, Scott's predecessor in the portfolio.

The fonds consists of four series: Minister of Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management, 1995; Minister of Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management, 1996; Minister of Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management, 1997; Minister of Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management, 1998.

The records in each series were divided into three main categories where applicable: Department, Environment, and Resource Management. They were arranged alphabetically at the sub-series, sub-sub series and file levels.

The files typically include memoranda, correspondence, briefing notes, news releases, publications, petitions, speaking notes, newspaper clippings and legislation, including minister's orders, regulations and orders-in-council.

The Saskatchewan Archives did not receive any records Scott created in 1999 while Minister of Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management.

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These records are subject to access restrictions according to the terms of an agreement with the donor dated January 22, 1996. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

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Use, publication and/or reproduction of records are subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.

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SAFA 18 consists of fonds, series and file level descriptions. The electronic finding aid consists of a file level database.

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