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British Columbia. Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing

Identity area

Type of entity

Government

Authorized form of name

British Columbia. Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing

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Description area

Dates of existence

1991-1993

History

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs was established in 1934 under its first name, the Dept. of Municipal Affairs, with the enactment of the Department of Municipal Affairs Act (SBC 1934, c. 52). Prior to that, municipal matters had been administered by a municipal branch of the Dept. of the Attorney-General. The Dept. of Municipal Affairs was responsible for administration, review and processing of by-laws relative to municipalities, regional districts, and improvement districts; evaluation of administrative practices and procedures, including financial management, of local governments; special programs respecting building regulations; and regional planning processes for municipalities and regional districts. In 1976, the mandate and functions of the Dept. of Housing and the Dept. of Municipal Affairs were merged and the department was renamed the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (OIC 3199/76). Shortly thereafter, it was renamed the Ministry of Municipal Affairs (OIC 3018/78) when the housing function was transferred to the Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing. The remaining functions included administrative services, financial management, and planning services to municipalities, regional and improvement districts. Transit Services Division provided transit management services and administered the Transit Services Demand and Supply Programs. It also administered the Islands Trust. Following a government-wide restructuring in August 1986, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs became known as the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Transit (OIC 1499/86). A few months later, in November 1986, the ministry was renamed the Ministry of Municipal Affairs (OIC 1904/86). In 1988, all functions relating to culture, recreation and historic resources of the Ministry of Tourism, Recreation and Culture, were transferred to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs. As a result of these changes, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs was renamed the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Culture (OIC 1310/88). In 1991, all functions relating to culture were transferred from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Culture to the Ministry of Tourism (OIC 1375/91). At the same time, the housing functions of the Ministry of Social Services and Housing were transferred and merged with the functions relating to municipal affairs (OIC 1376/91). As a result of these changes, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Culture became the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing. In 1993, all functions relating to recreation and housing were transferred to the newly established Ministry of Housing, Recreation and Consumer Services (OIC 1216/93). With this change, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing was renamed the Ministry of Municipal Affairs. In 1996, the functions relating to housing were transferred back which led to the ministry being renamed as the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (OIC 205/96). In 1998, the ministry was renamed the Ministry of Municipal Affairs (OIC 177/98) and in 2001, it was renamed once again as the Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women’s Services (OIC 565/01).

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General context

Relationships area

Related entity

British Columbia. Board of Commissioners (Industrial Townships) (1950-1997)

Identifier of the related entity

37638

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1991-1993

Description of relationship

Related entity

British Columbia. Ministry of Municipal Affairs (1993-1996) (1993-1996)

Identifier of the related entity

45

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

British Columbia. Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Culture (1988-1991)

Identifier of the related entity

43

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Control area

Description identifier

44

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Status

Draft

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Michael Carter 2008-07-29

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Created by: Michael Carter