British Columbia. Dept. of Trade and Industry

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Government

Authorized form of name

British Columbia. Dept. of Trade and Industry

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Other form(s) of name

  • Department of Trade and Industry

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Dates of existence

1937-1957

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 of Trade and Industry Act was repealed and replaced by the Dept.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.

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Related entity

British Columbia. Dept. of Industries (1919-1937)

Identifier of the related entity

110

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temporal

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Related entity

British Columbia. Dept. of Industrial Development, Trade and Commerce (1957-1974)

Identifier of the related entity

112

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temporal

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111

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Michael Carter 2008-07-31

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Central Name Authority File

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Created by: Michael Carter
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