British Columbia. Royal Commission on Forest Resources (1943-45)

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British Columbia. Royal Commission on Forest Resources (1943-45)

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1943-1945

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This Commission of Inquiry under the Public Inquiries Act was established by Order-in-Council 1781 of 31 Dec 1943 to investigate and report on "all aspects of the forest resources in the Province and the legislation relating thereto, and the policy followed in its administration." An inquiry was requested into all aspects of BC’s forest resources, including administrative policy and legislation. The Honourable Mr. Justice Gordon McGregor Sloan, then Puisne Justice of the Court of Appeal of British Columbia, later the Chief Justice of British Columbia, was appointed sole commissioner. This commission was the second of four such inquiries that have been held in British Columbia, the first being set up in 1909, the third with Sloan again as commissioner in 1955, and the fourth in 1975. The Commission reported, December, 1945. The Commission concluded that a planned forest policy based on the principle of sustained yield production was needed. This resulted in passage of the Forest Act (S.B.C. 1948, c. 128).

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Revised PW/KH 2016-11-10
Revised: RMCRORY 2020-05-04 additional biographical history added from GR-0520

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