Description of File or Item:

Interviews with Richard Chaloner
Dates of Creation
May 2002 - Sept. 2002
Physical Description
2 files of textual records (includes 9 audio cassettes (ca. 630 minutes))
Scope and Content

Files consist of oral history records documenting the life and career of Richard Chaloner (b. 1933), Director of Crown Attorneys, Deputy attorney General. Interview topics include: early years and education; law school at University of Toronto; Assistant Crown Attorney (Barrie, 1963); Assistant Crown Attorney (Guelph, 1966); Crown Attorney (Guelph, 1967-1983); Secretary Treasurer, Ontario Crown Attorneys Association (1968- 1973); President Ontario Crown Attorneys Association (1980-); Deputy Attorney General (1986- 1991); Director of Crown Attorneys (1983-1986); Central West Courts Administration Project (1974); Regional Crown Attorneys; Meech Lake; New Democratic Party (NDP) government; modernization of management process, Ross Peebles; Ian Scott and staff; relationship of DAG and Secretary of Cabinet; court reform; legislation. Interview conducted by Cynthia Smith. File includes nine audio cassette recordings from a series of four interviews, a transcript with index (336 p.) and a copy of a release form.


Interview conducted as part of the Attorney General Project.

File/Item Ref. Code
C 81-4-0-102
File or Item Forms a Part of

This file or item forms a part of the following group of records:

C 81-4 Osgoode Society Oral History Programme - Special Projects interview files

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File or Item Restriction
Transcript closed until 4 Dec. 2018; audio cassettes closed until 4 Dec. 2023
Location and Ordering Information
Textual records are located in container B437272; sound recordings are located in container B437269 Note this information for retrieval of this item.To help you find what you need, also note the File/Item Ref. Code and/or the Creator Ref. shown above.