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Douglas Fisher fonds

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  • 1957 - 2006

Douglas Fisher was a politician and journalist from Northwestern Ontario. He served as Member of Parliament for Port Arthur from 1957 to 1965, representing the CCF and then NDP.

These papers largely consist of correspondence from his time as MP, and cover a range of subjects, most notably including: transportation, shipbuilding, shipbuilding industries and the St. Lawrence Seaway; labour; House of Commons documentation; and Canadian Federal Politics in general.

Native Council of Canada

Seven News Releases by the Native Council of Canada (1984-1994), as well as correspondence and meeting minutes for the 5th annual assembly, July 29th-31st, 1976.

Thunder Bay 80s-90s

Newspaper Clippings, pamphlet on the Jeux Canada Summer games 1981-1982, as well as an accompanying fact sheet, three news releases on the Games, copy of the July 21t, 1981 Chronical Journal, newspaper clipping on Syd Halter, newspaper clippings on various events in Thunder Bay in the 1980s and 1990s, news releases on significant events in Thunder Bay during the 80s and 90s, May 22, 1984 copy of a “Colourful Past”, Transport Canada Information, 1987 copy of the Bulletin of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario, correspondence on the Naval Heritage Project, correspondence by Mr. Fisher, additional newspaper clippings, Federal Government communications on new office space, maps of Fort William, Port Arthur, Correspondence with Hazel Fulford, a booklet of the 1994 Commonwealth Games Bid, further newspaper clippings. 1980-1994

Colborne, Bill

Correspondence with Bill Colborne, as well as a report titled “Report on the Current Political Situation in South-Central Europe”, May 1991. (Very Graphic Material)

National Capitol Commission 1980s-1990s

National Capital Commission and related documents, such as pamphlets, papers, correspondence, newspaper clippings, press releases, internal communications, statistics, 1986-1987 annual report, a “Moorside” pamphlet, and a 1989-1990 Annual Review by the National Capital Commission. Most of the documents relate to the “mile circle”. 1980s-1990s.

Liberal Party

Correspondence with members of Liberal party of Canada, as well as correspondence about Mr. Fisher. 1962-1989.

House of Commons Committees

Folder containing the Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence of the Standing Committee on Elections, Privileges and Procedures (1987), and the Lambert Report.

Wm Killbourn

Correspondence with William Killbourn and an April 12th, 1987 the Sunday Sun article on Elizabeth Killbourn.

Lakehead U

Newspaper clippings on the establishment of Lakehead, correspondence, a document on the Lakehead University School of Forestry, a 1970 brief on the future of Professional Education in Forestry at Lakehead University, further correspondence and newspaper clippings, a 1986 letter stating that Mr. Fisher is to receive an honorary degree from Lakehead and miscellaneous documents about the early years of Lakehead University.

Welch, Ralph

Correspondence with Ralph Welch, 1958, and the announcing of Robert Welch as I.J.C. Commissioner, 1986.


Debates of the Senate, June 2 1965, four articles on the Canadian Senate, newspaper clippings on the senate, list of the 1986 senate members, correspondence on the Senate. (1960s- 1970s unless noted)


Correspondence between Jim Foulds and Bryan Mulroney, Foulds and Mr. Fisher, and handwritten correspondence. (1962-1985)

Legge and Legge

Correspondence with Legge and Legge, correspondence with Thomas Lee, copies of the Anthropological Journal of Canada, 1960-1985.

Freedman Report

Newspaper Clippings, letter on Nakina and railway distance, CTC decision on Nakina, information on Nakina, copy of the Freedman report, copy of the Journal of Liberal Thought, summary of the Freedman Report, article titled “Forward from Freedman”, news release from The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, article titled “Why the Wildcat Strikes”, and a copy of the Report of Industrial Inquiry Commission on Canadian National Railways “Run-Throughs”. 1960-1985

Jack Murta

Photograph of Jack Murta’s Family, four notes for addresses by Jack Murta on multiculturalism, and correspondence. 1977-1985

Royal Commission

“Response to the Royal Commission on Newspapers (1982), “Proposed Daily Newspaper Act”, correspondence, “Government Proposals on Freedom of the Press in Relation to the Canadian Daily Newspaper Industry”, a “Brief to the Royal Commission on Newspapers” (1980).

Auto Industry

Newspaper Clippings, press reports and correspondence regarding the auto industry and the rise of auto collisions.

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