Canada. Dominion Land Agent

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Canada. Dominion Land Agent

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Dominion Land Agents were responsible for the management and alienation of land that was managed by the Dominion government, instead of the provincial government. This includes the Railway Belt and Peace River Block. Ownership of these lands were were transferred to the Canadian government in order to facilitate the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, pursuant to BC's 1871 terms of union for becoming a province of Canada.

A Dominion Land Agent was stationed in New Westminster, Kamloops, Revelstoke to manage land in the Railway Belt. The Dominion Land Agent in Grand Prairie managed the land in the Peace River Block. They acted as a local representative and managed the sale and homesteading of land to settlers, grazing leases, timber berth, petroleum and natural gas leases, and other mining claims.

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Canada. Department of the Interior

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Created: RMCRORY 2023-03-17




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