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British Columbia. Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Small Business Development

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Type of entity

Government

Authorized form of name

British Columbia. Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Small Business Development

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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Small Business Development

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Description area

Dates of existence

1979-1980

History

The Dept. of Trade and Industry was established in 1919 under its first name, the Dept. of Industries, with the enactment of the Department of Industries Act (SBC 1919, c. 34). Prior to that, the Bureau of Statistics compiled data on tourism, trade and industry for the Attorney-General. The mandate of the Dept. of Industries was to investigate matters of economic importance, to encourage industry, to collect and publish statistics, and to develop trade in the province. The minister and deputy minister, who was also the industrial commissioner, conducted surveys, carried out research in utilization of natural resources, conducted special investigations into industrial problems, and administered the Industrial Development Fund. In 1937, the functions of the Economic Council in the Dept. of Labour and the Bureau of Information in the Dept. of Finance were brought together with the functions of the Dept. of Industries to form a new department, the Dept. of Trade and Industry (Dept. of Trade and Industry Act, SBC 1937, c. 73). Three branches were established: the Bureau of Economics and Statistics, the Bureau of Trade Extension, and the Bureau of Industrial and Tourist Development. The names of the latter two branches were changed in 1939 to the Bureau of Industrial and Trade Extension and the Government Travel Bureau. In 1957, the Dept. of Trade and Industry Act was repealed and replaced by the Dept. of Industrial Development, Trade, and Commerce Act (SBC 1957, c. 29). As part of this process, the Dept. of Trade and Industry became the Dept. of Industrial Development, Trade, and Commerce. Its functions were to investigate matters of economic importance, encouragement of industry, collection and publication of statistics, and the development of trade. In 1974, the department was renamed the Dept. of Economic Development. In 1976, the department was renamed the Ministry of Economic Development. In 1979, the ministry changed its name to the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Small Business Development when all functions relating to tourism and small businesses were transferred from the dissolved Ministry of Tourism and Small Business Development. The following year, the functions relating to the tourism were transferred to the newly established Ministry of Tourism (OIC 49/80). As a result, of this change, the name of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Small Business Development’s name was changed to the Ministry of Industry and Small Business Development. In 1986, the ministry’s name was changed once again to the Ministry of Economic Development (OIC 1492/86). In 1988, the ministry was disestablished (OIC 1304/88). Its functions were split between the Ministry of Regional Development and Ministry of International Business and Immigration.

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Relationships area

Related entity

British Columbia. Special Services Branch (1977-1983)

Identifier of the related entity

4230

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1979-1980

Description of relationship

Related entity

British Columbia. Ministry of Industry and Small Business Development (1980-1986)

Identifier of the related entity

116

Category of the relationship

temporal

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Description of relationship

Related entity

British Columbia. Ministry of Economic Development (1976-1979) (1976-1979)

Identifier of the related entity

114

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

British Columbia. Ministry of Tourism and Small Business Development (1978-1979)

Identifier of the related entity

191

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Control area

Description identifier

115

Institution identifier

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Draft

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Michael Carter 2008-07-31

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Created by: Michael Carter