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R.M. Fowler fonds
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- Fowler, R.M., 1906-1980
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0.38 m of textual records
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Robert MacLaren Fowler (1906-1980), barrister and corporate director, served as a member of staff on the Rowell-Sirois Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations, 1937-1939. He practised law in Toronto and Ottawa (McCarthy & McCarthy; Gowling, Henderson), served as president of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Industry (1945-1972), and chaired the Executive Committee of the C.D. Howe Institute.
This material was transferred to the York University Archives from the Government Documents Library in 1977.
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The fonds consists records of R.M. Fowler, including reports, correspondence, transcripts of hearing and related material from the Royal Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations (Rowell-Sirois). This includes summary of the hearings (1937-1940), and transcripts of private sittings with the Manitoba and New Brunswick delegations (1938). In addition, there is material from Commission staff in the form of memoranda (1937-1938), precis of discussions (1938-1939), bibliographies and Orders-in-Council, tax forms and notes and estimates relating to unemployment in Canada (1938-1939). There are also copies of several reports issued by the Commission on the taxing power in Canada, debt adjustment, excise duties, and studies of federal systems in other countries.
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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1977-005. Further accruals may be expected.
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2002/04/04 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/04 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/04/16 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording on access restrictions, accruals, extent.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM.
2018/12/10 KCP, N. Roz. Post-migration metadata clean-up. Addition of GMD and accession numbers. Published description and generated finding aid.