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Fred Matthews Young fonds
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2.7 m of textual records
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Fred Matthews Young (b. 1907) politician, was the New Democratic Party member of the Ontario Legislative Assembly for the riding of Yorkview (1963-1980). In 1977 he served as chair of the Select Committee on Highway Safety. Prior to his entry into provincial politics, Young had been a clergyman with the United Church of Canada and a member of the North York Township Council (1956-1962). He was not successful in gaining election to the House of Commons (1953) and also he failed in his initial bid for a seat in the Legislature (1959).
This material was transferred from the Government Documents Library, York University, to the York University Archives and Special Collections in December, 1981.
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The fonds consists of Fred Matthews Young's working files for his legislative responsibilities. The largest part of the fonds contains files related to transportation and especially highway traffic, which reflects Young's role on the Select Committee on Highway Traffic. The files are divided into subjects related to transportation (safety, lighting, re-sale of automobiles, automobile prices, alternatives to the automobile), and include reports of government agencies, briefs to the Select Committee and other committees, copies of bills, copies of Hansard (Ontario), advertisements, press releases and background material. In addition, there is material on several other issues before the Legislative Assembly including smoking, housing (including public housing), election expenses, reformatories, municipal affairs, and material relating to the Revenue Ministry, including material on land transfer taxes, provincial income taxes, the government estimates, securities law, the Corporations Act and related subjects. This material includes reports, submissions, statements of ministers and members, copies of speeches, Hansard, copies of bills and amendments and related material.
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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1981-019. No further accruals are expected.