Fonds - Ernie LeCours fonds

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Ernie LeCours fonds

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  • 1946-1980 (Creation)
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    LeCours, Ernie

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14 cm of textual records

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(1911 - 1993)

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Ernie LeCours was born in 1911 in Craik, Saskatchewan. He taught school for ten years before the war. After spending six years in the Canadian Army, he moved to British Columbia. Mr LeCours lived in Vernon for ten years before relocating to Richmond in 1954. Ernie LeCours served as a Social Credit MLA for Richmond, but ended his nine year provincial political career in 1972 when he was defeated by Harold Steves of the New Democratic Party. Mr LeCours was an ardent advocate of the Social Credit since the original 1935 campaign. He died March 1993.

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Fonds consists mostly of correspondence to and from constituents and other politicians as well as speeches given on radio and in the Legislative Assembly. Also included are Reports from the Capitol and some campaign ads. In addition to this material is one file containing photocopies of newspaper articles documenting E. LeCours' political contributions during his career

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Fonds is arranged in four series: 1. Correspondence, 1963-1980; 2. Speeches, 1946-1976; 3. Reports from the Capitol, 1964-1971; 4. Campaign Ads, [1974?].

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Series descriptions available. File list available - hard copy only.

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BCAUL control number: CRICH-23

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