Fonds PR4202 - John L. Robinson fonds

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John L. Robinson fonds

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    • 1948-1953 (Creation)

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    6.10 m of textual records

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    Biographical history

    John Lyle Robinson was born in Belfast, Ireland in 1890. He received his early education in Ireland and earned a teaching certificate. He came to Alberta in 1913 and taught in schools near Lacombe. Taking up a homestead in 1916, he continued to farm and teach until 1929, when he left Alberta to attend the Palmer School of Chiropractic. Upon graduation in 1931, he returned to Alberta, where he opened a chiropractic practice in Medicine Hat. He was accredited by the Alberta Chiropractic Board in 1932. He married Elizabeth Stiff (1899-1960) in 1936.

    He was elected as a Social Credit MLA in 1935 for the Medicine Hat electoral district. He served as Minister of Industries and Labour (1948-1953).

    He died in office in 1953.

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    The fonds consists of the records created and received by John L. Robinson as Minister of Industries and Labour. The records include correspondence, briefs suggesting changes to legislation, amendments to acts and regulations, reports and newspaper clippings relating to such subjects as the Alberta Federation of Labour, apprenticeship, the Board of Industrial Relations, the Bureau of Statistics, the Canadian Congress of Labour, the Civil Service Commission, Cooperatives, credit unions, hours of work, licensing of trades and businesses, the Alberta Power Commission and the Provincial Marketing Board. The fonds also includes a single file of correspondence from 1953 of his successor, Norman Willmore.

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    The records were acquired through records schedule 1969/013.


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        Subject to the Copyright Act. Permission for use required.

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        Includes accession GR1970.0246.

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