Fonds PR0299 - Fred Stewart fonds

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Fred Stewart fonds

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    • 1981-1994, predominant 1988-1992 (Creation)

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    9.72 m of textual records

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    Biographical history

    Frederick Alan Stewart was born July 8, 1934 in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, to John and Frances Stewart. He was educated at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Toronto, graduating with a law degree. He married Virginia Ruth on June 18, 1960 and together they had two sons, Douglas and Gordon.

    He worked at a Calgary law firm, ultimately becoming a partner in the firm of Warren, Raymaker and Stewart in 1969. He served on the boards of local community organizations, including Mount Royal College and the Calgary Branch of the Canadian Cancer Society. He became involved in provincial conservative politics, serving in various roles including President of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Association. He was a member of the Ranchmen’s Club in Calgary, Alberta.

    Stewart was first elected to the Alberta Legislature in 1986 as the MLA for Calgary Nose Hill. He served as Minister of Technology, Research and Telecommunications (1989-1992) and Deputy House Leader (1989-1992). He retired at the dissolution of the Legislative Assembly in 1993.

    After leaving office, he established a consulting firm focused on advanced technologies and served on the boards of several corporate and non-profit organizations. He also served as the Executive Director of the ASTech Foundation.

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    The fonds consists of records created and received by Fred Stewart as Minister of Technology, Research and Telecommunications, including publications and other reference material created prior to his tenure. The files include correspondence, reports, speeches, press releases, briefing books, minutes of meetings, and subject files pertaining to planning, accommodations, broadcasting and cable, federal-provincial relations, recycling, Alberta Government Telephones (AGT), ACCESS, space initiatives, Science Alberta, Alberta Research Council, cabinet and caucus meeting materials, individual line service, Chembiomed, and other corporations, associations and societies.

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    The Department of Technology, Research and Telecommunications deposited these records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1998 and donated by Fred Stewart.


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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Information in the Biographical Sketch was obtained from the Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1991.

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