Benoit Comeau fonds

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Benoit Comeau fonds

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MG 2 volumes 1454-1457; Graphic: 36.4.3.

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  • 1970-1975 (Creation)
    Comeau, Benoit, 1916-1995

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  • 0.9 m of textual records
  • 43 photographs

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Benoit Comeau was born 23 July 1916 at Comeauville, N.S., son of Sen. J. Willie and Zoe (Doucet) Comeau. He married Marie Antoinette, daughter of Willis Doucet of Concession, N.S. and had six children: Carmel, Julien, Jeanne, Lucille, Gérald, and Russel. A graduate of Collège Sainte-Anne in 1935, Comeau was a mink rancher as well as president of St. Mary's Bay Industries Ltd., B&M Comeau Construction Co., and C.M.B. Realty Co. He served overseas in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. Comeau was first elected to the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly in the general election of 1967 and served as member for Clare until 1978. He was minister of lands and forests, 1970-1972; minister in charge of Emergency Measures Act, 1970-1971; minister of fisheries, 1972-1973; minister of public works, 1972-1978; and minister in charge of Liquor Control Act, 1976-1978. He died 9 December 1995.

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Fonds consists of records documenting Comeau's political activities, including constituency files, financial records, correspondence and memoranda, mainly from Comeau's executive assistant Charles Gaudet, and newspaper clippings. Records relate to issues such as agriculture and fishing. Fonds also contains briefs, correspondence, minutes of board meetings, reports, and other items concerning discussions on the future of College Saint-Anne, 1971-1975. Also includes publicity photographs of ceremonies and presentations, several involving College Saint-Anne, the Canadian destroyer ship, 283 Algonquin, and some portraits of Comeau, mostly taken by professional photographers as well as the Nova Scotia Communications and Information Centre.

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Donated by Comeau in 1987.


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Acess restricted until 2005.

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