Fonds PR4194 - Jim Dinning fonds

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Jim Dinning fonds

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    • 1986-1988 (Creation)

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    12.00 m of textual records

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    Biographical history

    Jim Dinning was born in Edmonton in 1952. After graduating from Western Canada High School in Calgary in 1970, he attended Queen's University, where he received a Bachelors of Commerce degree in 1974 and a Masters degree in Public Administration in 1977. He married Jane Peacock in 1974.

    He was elected as a Progressive Conservative MLA in 1986 for the Calgary-Shaw electoral district (1986-1993) and later the Calgary-Lougheed electoral district (1993-1997). He served as Minister of Community and Occupational Health (1986-1988), Minister of Education (1988-1992), and Provincial Treasurer (1992-1997). He retired from the Legislative Assembly in 1997.

    After leaving office, he served as a board member and consultant to various businesses, non-profit organizations, and governments. He ran unsuccessfully for the leadership of the Alberta Progressive Conservatives in 2006. He served as the Chancellor of the University of Calgary from 2010-2014.

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    The fonds consists of records created and received by Jim Dinning during his term as Minister of Community and Occupational Health. The files pertain to acts and legislation, departmental operations, health-related associations and committees, legislative and cabinet activities, liaison with municipalities and provincial government departments, ministerial orders, public relations, budgets, the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, mental health services, child care institutions, extended care facilities, public health services, vital statistics, the Worker's Compensation Board, and other related topics.

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    The records were acquired by donation.


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        Subject to the Copyright Act. Permission for use required.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Includes accession PR1990.0006.

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