Fonds PR3151 - Leslie G. Young fonds

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Leslie G. Young fonds

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    • 1978-1986 (Creation)

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    2.43 m of textual records

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    Biographical history

    Leslie Gordon Young was born in Compton, Quebec in 1934. He received his early education at local schools before attending the University of Montreal and University of Massachusetts, where he received a Masters degree in economics. He married Helen McKivdy in 1958. In 1965, he moved to Alberta to work as a economist with the Alberta School Trustees Association. He later opened his own management consulting firm.

    He was elected as a Progressive Conservative MLA in 1971 for the Edmonton-Jasper Place electoral district. He served as Minister of Labour (1979-1986) and Minister of Technology, Research and Telecommunications (1986-1989). He was defeated in the 1989 provincial election.

    After leaving office, he served as Board President and later as Executive Director of the Edmonton Space and Science Centre (1989-1999). Initially appointed to the Capital Regional Health Authority in 1996, he ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the board in 2001.

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    The fonds consists of records created and received by Les Young during his term as the Minister of Labour. The records include correspondence and briefs related to labour disputes, labour legislation, mediation services, building standards, and liaison activities with labour and employer associations in Alberta such as the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, the Human Rights Commission, the Alberta Federation of Labour, and the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association. The fonds also contains reports related to labour issues in Alberta.

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    In 1985, Leslie G. Young donated the material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta.


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        The material is in English.

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        Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Includes accessions PR1985.0129 and PR1986.0184.

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