The series documents Don Mazankowski's political activities as Minister of Finance, April 21, 1991 - June 24, 1993.
Series consists of briefing memoranda from the Deputy Minister, the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet; Incoming correspondence from Cabinet Ministers; Work documents; Presentations; Minister's personal notes; Aide-memoires; Communication plans; Photocopies of clippings; Records of meetings with John Crow, Governor of the Bank of Canada and various Cabinet Minsters; Budget speech, February 1992; Copies of briefing memoranda addressed to the Prime Minister; Communiques; Speaking notes; Memoranda to Cabinet; Status reports on various financial initiatives; Notes for the Operations Committee and briefing books.
The issues documented are Oka, Special Committee of Ministers; American Free Trade Associations; Atlantic Fisheries; Atlantic Highways; P.E.I. Fixed Link; Petro Canada; GST; Overview of the 1991 Federal Budget; Cross Border Shopping; Defence Policy review; Economists Constitutional Circuit; Fiscal and Economic Updates; De Havilland; Canada - U.S. Lobster Dispute; Mega projects; Kaon Factory; Lavalin Industries; Hibernia; Green Plan; Iraq, August 1990; Northwest Industries; CDIC; CN Exploration; CNR; Deficit reductions; Bank of Canada; Budget Implementation; Federal-Provincial meetings; Canada Assistance Plan (CAP).