Fonds Fonds 75 - R.E. Olley fonds

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R.E. Olley fonds

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Fonds 75

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  • 1956-1979, predominant 1968-1978 (Creation)

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13.7 m of textual records

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Robert Edward Olley was born in Verdun, Quebec, in 1933. He attended Carleton University through night school, receiving a BA in Economics and Political Science in 1960. He continued with postgraduate work at Queen's University, earning both his MA (1961) and PhD (1969). He joined the faculty at the University of Saskatchewan in 1963, and by 1974 had been promoted to the rank of Full Professor. He has worked as visiting economic advisor to Bell Canada, specifically regarding efficient use of capital, and has served as an advisor to several North American telecommunications companies, regarding productivity measurement. He was named Director of Research for the 1967-68 Royal Commission on Consumer Problems and Inflation for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, and has served as both Vice-president and Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Consumers' Association of Canada.

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This fonds contains correspondence, interviews, drafts, articles, addresses and resource files from the Consumer Credit Study, the Royal Commission on Consumer Problems and Inflation (Prairie Provinces Cost Study Commission), the National Farm Products Marketing Council, and the Natural Gas Development and Conservation Board. There are also press releases, speeches and papers from the Western Economic Opportunities Conference (Calgary, 1973), and the Food Prices Review Board including published reports on prices of foodstuffs, company profits, and price trends. As well, there are news releases, bulletins and reports from the Anti-Inflation Board. There is a considerable amount of material from the Restrictive Trade Practices Commission, including transcripts of hearings and exhibits concerning the inquiry into the economic, legal, technological, marketing and administrative practices of telecommunications companies in Canada.

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Related material: See also Faculty Biographies, Faculty Publications series.

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