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Frederick O. Robinson fonds Subseries
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Social Services

These folders deal with government departments' provincial policy towards local institutions, C.C.F. policy statements, correspondence with Robinson from constituents, and background material regarding social services in general.

Radio and Publicity

These folders contain radio broadcasts delivered by C.C.F. leaders and by Robinson during election campaigns, and at other times, as well as general C.C.F. publicity.

Federal Affairs 1957-1963

These folders contain material relating to Douglas Fisher's election campaigns and his political activities as M. P. for Port Arthur Riding. There is also a folder relating to the formation of a New Party, co-sponsored by the C.C.F. and the Canadian Labour Congress, out of which was formed the New Democratic Party, 1959. Material of local and national origin is included.

Ontario Government Departments and Agencies

This section concerns the work of government departments and the political issues surrounding
these departments; frequently material relating to the subject in general is included, as well as C.C.F. policy statements. Sprinkled throughout is correspondence to and from Robinson.


These files contain considerable material relating to municipal affairs, as much of the material relates to Port Arthur's relationship with the Ontario Hydro-Electric Power Commission (HEPC) and the Political controversies surrounding the HEPC's projects at Aguasabon and Rat Portage in which Robinson contended the HEPC favoured paper companies over municipalities.

Lands and Forests

The forestry controversy was a major issue during Robinson's career as legislator. The folders concern the Kennedy Commission (1946), Robinson's brief on behalf of the C.C.F. to same, the battle between lumber and paper companies, as exemplified by Great Lakes Lumber and Shipping Company vs. Great Lakes Paper Company, and the resulting political ramifications. There is a massive amount of promotional material from the former company, from community and political organizations and from the press.