The Judith Erola fonds provides insights into the activities and functions of a Liberal Party Member of Parliament, serving as one of very few women in the Canadian Cabinet, in the early 1980s. The fonds documents Judith Erola’s ministerial activities, with news clippings reflecting on her legislative initiatives, especially in relation to her efforts to improve the status of women and to develop Northern Ontario’s mining industry. The fonds is focused especially on Judith Erola’s actions and priorities as Minister responsible for the Status of Women, containing numerous speeches delivered to bodies and organizations. The fonds also reflects on Judith Erola’s campaign to win the Nickel Belt riding in 1979 and contains photographs that reflect on Judith Erola’s overseas tours, professional duties, and visits with various officials.
The series contains ephemera that reflects Judith Erola’s career as Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament for the Liberal Party. The series contains news clippings, souvenirs, and buttons that attest to Judith Erola’s campaign to win the Nickel Belt, Ontario, riding, in 1979 and 1980. The series also contains parliamentary bulletins issued by various Members of Parliament.