Inventory of the
R.M. Fowler fonds

Inventory #F0306

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0306
Title:R.M. Fowler fonds
Extent:0.38 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
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.
Scope and Content:

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.

Custodial History: This material was transferred to the York University Archives from the Government Documents Library in 1977.
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: File list available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000306.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 1977-005. Further accruals may be expected.
Provenance Access Points:Fowler, R.M., 1906-1980

Date of creation: 2002/04/04
Date of last revision: 2003/04/16
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