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Craig Stewart fonds, 1928-

1969-1978

MSS 31

6 m of textual records

Stewart was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, and lived most of his life in central Manitoba. In 1951 he and his family moved to Minnedosa, Manitoba, where he established himself in the automobile and farm implement sales business. He served as president of the Minnedosa Chamber of Commerce and was on the town council from 1966 to 1968. In 1968 he ran for election as the Progressive Conservative candidate for his riding. He won that election and again in 1972 and 1974. Stewart retired from politics in 1979.

Donated by Mr. Stewart, 1979

The collection consists entirely of the office files he created while a Member of Parliament. Included are correspondence, reports, questionnaires, surveys, speeches, and related materials. The collection is strong in constituency letters with comments from rural Manitoba residents on a large variety of subjects. Agricultural matters generate the most correspondence although debatable issues concerning Riding Mountain National Park and Camp Shilo are also fairly well documented.

Open to all researchers

No further accruals are expected

Finding aid available