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British Columbia. Colonial Secretary

Identity area

Type of entity

Government

Authorized form of name

British Columbia. Colonial Secretary

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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Colonial Secretary

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Description area

Dates of existence

1871-1872

History

The office of Colonial Secretary was established in 1871 by authority of The Constitution Act of 1871 (SBC 1871, c. 147). Prior to that, the origins of this ministry were in the offices of the Colonial Secretaries for the Colony of Vancouver Island (1863-1866), the Colony of British Columbia (1864-1866) and the united colony of British Columbia (1866-1871). When British Columbia joined confederation in 1871, the name Colonial Secretary remained in place until April 1872 when a Provincial Secretary was named to assume the duties and functions (SBC 1872, c. 15). The mandate of the Colonial Secretary included all the powers, duties and functions held by provincial secretaries and registrars in other provinces of the Dominion of Canada. They included being the keeper of the Great Seal of the Province, with the authority to issues letters patent and commissions, and being the keeper of all registers and archives of the province.

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Relationships area

Related entity

British Columbia (Colony). Colonial Secretary (1859-1871)

Identifier of the related entity

3

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temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary (1872-1976)

Identifier of the related entity

102

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temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Control area

Description identifier

101

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Final

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Michael Carter 2008-10-16|MCARTER 2011-09-20

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Created by: Michael Carter