Type of entity
Authorized form of name
British Columbia. Land Settlement Board
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Other form(s) of name
- Land Settlement Board
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Dates of existence
The Land Settlement Board was created in May 1917 under the "Act to promote increased agricultural production", SBC, chapter 34. Maxwell Smith was appointed Chairman of the Board by OIC on July 21, 1917. Other directors were appointed. The Land Settlement Board superseded the Agricultural Credit Commission constituted under the "Agricultural Act, 1915" and was empowered to carry out the undertakings of the said Commission.
The general policy of the Board was to promote land settlement and development work to the fullest extent, with a view to stimulating rapid and judicious development of the agricultural areas of the province. This was done through loans to farmers for land improvement, the purchase and resale of agricultural land to settlers (including returned soldiers) and educational campaigns. In the early years, the Board also acted as Commissioners under the "Drainage, Dyking and Development Act" and completed various projects to do with drainage and reclamation.
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Dates of creation, revision and deletion
Revised Khughes 2017-03-08
Central Name Authority Files
Annual reports of The Land Settlement Board, 1917-1922.