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Anna Arthur interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Anna Arthur : lower mainland BCGEA RECORDED: Coquitlam (B.C.), 1979-07-25 SUMMARY: Mrs. Arthur was born in Victoria BC; she graduated as a teacher during the Depression, but was unable to find work (early 1930s); she married and returned to the workforce in 1943. She began to work at the Boys' Industrial School as a special education teacher; the staff began to organise into the BC Government Employees Association, in order to have a say in teaching policy, wages and hours or work. They linked up with workers at nearby Essondale. Part of the demands made by women were for equal pay for equal work; this issue really involved Mrs. Arthur. The BCGEA workers faced many setbacks, including the hostility of employers and a refusal by the government to institute a check-off system. Anna Arthur was involved in organising the union, and was elected to the provincial executive in the later 1940s, representing the Essondale branch (1947-1949). Many of the issues concerned working conditions -- for example, the lack of decent housing for student nurses. Later, while working for the federal government, she became the local president of PSAC, organising for equal pensions for women and equal insurance benefits in the local.

BC Radio News : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., July 1980]

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0320 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Williams RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-07-03 SUMMARY: Allan Williams -- Family Relations Act.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0321 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Hugh Curtis ; Dave Stupich RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-07-10 SUMMARY: Hugh Curtis and Dave Stupich on hiring freeze.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0322 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett and [Peter?] Lougheed RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-07-11 SUMMARY: Bill Bennett and [Peter?] Lougheed cabinet meeting.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0323 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Hyndman and Howard versus Speaker RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-07-14 SUMMARY: Peter Hyndman and [?] Howard versus the Speaker.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0324 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Lalonde meets McClelland RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-07-14 SUMMARY: Lalonde meets Bob McClelland.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0325 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett ; Bob McClelland RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-07-17 SUMMARY: Dave Barrett and Bob McClelland react to pre-build. [?]; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0326 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Evan Wolfe RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-07-22 SUMMARY: Evan Wolfe solves pension dispute.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0327 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Rafe Mair ; Ramage RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-07-23 SUMMARY: Rafe Mair and [?] Ramage on denticare.;

[BCGEU -- Fryer]

News item. BCGEU members demonstrate to show their support for the 834 government workers "displaced" by the creation of BCBC. Tempers are rising, and the union officials and commentators all seem to agree on that the workers involved are being "screwed" by the provincial government. There are actually more employees than this in Public Works. The actual number of "displaced" workers will therefore be more like 1,400. It is inconceivable that the provincial government is willing to dissolve civil service jobs and put them out to the private sector at three times the cost, says one union member.

[Bennett -- #1]

News item. Bill Bennett speaks: "Governments should be elected to do things for people, not to them. And yet in British Columbia, we have a growing civil service that brings in more restrictions, a bureaucracy that's greater in British Columbia than the sum total of the numbers of people in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba combined, and government costs in British Columbia have gone to just over $300 per person in 1967 to over $1,300 per person in 1975. What we need is a government that serves people, not restricts peple as they have in British Columbia."

Bill Bennett : [Gary Bannerman interview, CKNW, August 18, 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0139 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On the Gary Bannerman program (part 1) SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a radio interview on Gary Bannerman's hot line program on CKNW, 18 August 1978, Premier Bill Bennett discusses the Canadian economy, constitutional change in Canada, federal/provincial relations, attitudes to the monarchy in Canada, public service employee cut backs, labour relations in BC, the Dease Lake extension of the BC Railway, social service allowances. TRACK 2: Bennett discusses unemployment in BC, road construction, the first BC Summer Games, strikes at BC breweries, the creation of a BC ombudsman, proposals for a new sports stadium at Vancouver, urban transportation in BC.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0140 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On the Gary Bannerman program (part 2) SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Continuation of a radio interview with Premier Bill Bennett on Gary Bannerman's hot line program on CKNW, 18 August 1978. Subjects discussed include: small business in BC, immigration policy and BC, cable TV in BC, cabinet changes, and the timing of the next election. [TRACK 2: blank]

Bill Bennett : [Jack Webster interview, June 29, 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0132 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On Jack Webster radio program (part 1) SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed in the last interview on Jack Webster's open line radio program on CJOR Vancouver, 29 June 1978. Subjects discussed include: the government's compulsory heroin treatment program, the new Forestry Act, plans to extend the BC Railway, government air travel services, federal/provincial relations, and lotteries. TRACK 2: Subjects include: electoral distribution in BC, education, increased pensions for the handicapped, constitutional change in Canada, health care in BC, the search for a new head of ICBC, social services, succession duties, property taxes, and senior citizens.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0133 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On Jack Webster radio program (part 2) SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Continuation of the interview with Premier Bill Bennett by Jack Webster, CJOR Vancouver, 29 June 1978. Subjects discussed include: government pharmacare program, MLAs salaries, BCRIC (BC Resources and Investment Corporation), BC Ferries, social services for the mentally retarded and handicapped, labour/management relations, sale and lease of crown lands, urban transportation, and construction of a Vancouver convention centre. TRACK 2: Public service pension plans, government subsidies to private industry, federal/provincial relations, government boards and commissions, grants to senior citizens, fishing rights negotiations, alcohol and driving on BC highways, control of the size of the civil service, decriminalization of marijuana, and constitutional change in Canada.

Bill Vander Zalm : [press conferences, etc., 1976-1977]

CALL NUMBER: T0985:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm: Comments on Partis Quebecois victory RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-11-16 SUMMARY: Bill Vander Zalm comments on the election victory of the Parti Quebecois, November 16, 1976. CALL NUMBER: T0985:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm: Speech to Victoria chamber of commerce and public service workers RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-02-16 & 17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Human Resources minister William N. Vander Zalm's speech to the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, February 16, 1977. TRACK 2: Vander Zalm questions the productivity of public servants, February 17, 1977. CALL NUMBER: T0985:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm: News conference regarding allowances for handicapped and seniors RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-03-04 & 13 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Human Resources minister William N. Vander Zalm announces new rates for the handicapped person's allowances, March 4, 1977. TRACK 2: Vander Zalm describes new guidelines for senior citizens' homemaker services, March 13, 1977. CALL NUMBER: T0985:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm: news conferences regarding public service workers and family welfare RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-03-14 & 17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Human resources minister Bill Vander Zalm says that he will not apologise to the BC Government Employees Union for remarks made earlier about the productivity of public servants. Claims to have been misquoted, March 14, 1977. TRACK 2: Vander Zalm discusses GAIN rates, family welfare, marriage counselling, March 17, 1977. CALL NUMBER: T0985:0005 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm: News conferences regarding Pharmacare and legislative behaviour RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-03-24 & 30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Human Resources Minister Bill Vander Zalm comments on possible changes in the Pharmacare program, March 24, 1977. TRACK 2: Vander Zalm denies lying to the Legislature as claimed by opposition leader Dave Barrett, March 30, 1977. CALL NUMBER: T0985:0006 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm: News conferences regarding Pharmacare and Browndale homes RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-04-01 SUMMARY: Human Resources minister Bill Vander Zalm restricts the sales of over the counter drugs under Pharmacare, 1 April 1977. CALL NUMBER: T0985:0007 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm: On welfare policy and welfare rates RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-04-13& 21 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Human Resources Minister Bill Vander Zalm explains that it is likely that a man will be removed from welfare roles if he gets $1,000 reward for returning stolen money, 13 April 1977. TRACK 2: Vander Zalm announces new welfare rates, 21 April 1977. CALL NUMBER: T0985:0008 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm: On Victoria community action group RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-04-26 SUMMARY: Human Resources minister Bill Vander Zalm discussing the funding of the Victoria Community Action Group. Also, funding for the Victoria Community Action Group's spokesperson, Sharon McBain, 26 April 1977. CALL NUMBER: T0985:0009 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm: On changes in welfare rules and Vancouver resources board RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-08 & 09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Bill Vander Zalm, Minister of Human Resources, conducts a press conference to explain the recent changes in the BC government's welfare policy, 19 August 1977. TRACK 2: In a press conference, Vander Zalm begins debate on the Vancouver Resources Board phase out and is criticised by VRB manager Dave Schreck, 16 September 1977.

C.D. Orchard : [reminiscences]

CALL NUMBER: T1887:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): C.D. Orchard : forestry in British Columbia, 1920-1958 (part 1) PERIOD COVERED: 1893-1925 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Orchard born 1893 in Wakefield, N.B. Became a teacher in N.B. Comments on the development of forestry education. Entered forestry at UNB. In Canadian Armed Forces, 1914-19. Returned to forestry at UNB. Obtained job in BCFS in 1920. Met forester Charles S. Cowan and Chief Forester M.A. Grainger. Orchard's introduction to the Forest Branch. Early survey and cruising methods. Field work in Vernon. Working conditions in the Forest Branch. Cruise of the Kelowna watershed, 1920. Work along the Nass River, 1921. TRACK 2: More on cruising in the Nass River area, 1921022. Forest Branch work. Indians in the Nass country. Aiyansh. Comments on timber sales and forest management. Orchard put in charge of all forest surveys. Timber cruising methods. The development of forestry education. CALL NUMBER: T1887:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): C.D. Orchard : forestry in British Columbia, 1920-1958 (part 2) PERIOD COVERED: 1912-1961 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: History of the B.C. Forest Branch: H.R. MacMillan, the first Chief Forester, 1912; early personnel; early forest inventories in B.C.; early organization of the Forest Service. Orchard becomes; District Forester in Cranbrook in 1924. Conditions in Cranbrook. Assistant District Forester in Nelson, 1925. Comments on Chief Forester P.Z. Caverhill. Forestry conditions in B.C., 1910-40. Early timber leases. Comments on the Fulton Commission, 1909-10. Comments on Martin A. Grainger, secretary to the commission and later Chief Forester. Letter from H.R. MacMillan about Grainger and A.W. Ross, Minister of Lands. The Nelson Forest District in the mid-1920s. TRACK 2: More on the forest district especially about forest fires. Orchard becomes District Forester in Prince George, 1927. Transportation in the Prince George district. A forester's problems: fires and accounts. Attempted political interference in the Forest Branch. Patronage in the Public Service. Conditions in Prince George. Internal Forest Branch matters. Orchard moved to Victoria office, 1930. Patronage appointments of some staff. Orchard's duties. CALL NUMBER: T1887:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): C.D. Orchard : forestry in British Columbia, 1920-1958 (part 3) PERIOD COVERED: 1912-1958 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Forest Branch finances: Forest Protection Fund and annual allotments. Changes in Forest Branch function: forest protection before 1940 and forest management afterwards. Problems of the Depression. Staff shortages. Forest Branch equipment. Fire pumps. Orchard become head of Forest Service research, 1932. More on Depression problems. Chief Forester P.Z. Caverhill dies, 1935. E.C. Manning becomes Chief Forester and Orchard Deputy Chief Forester, January 1936. Comments on Caverhill and Manning. Manning a promoter of parks. Parks turned over to Forest Branch in 1939. Parks to Recreation and Conservation in 1957. More on Manning. Manning dies in an air crash and Orchard becomes Chief Forester, 1941. Problems presented by WW II. The new job. TRACK 2: Problems of WW II. Forest industry profiteering. Labour problems. The perception of management problems in the early 1940s. The idea of sustained yield develops in the 1940s. Experiments in small log production. Role of Bob Filberg in these experiments. Political pressures on the Forest Service. Socreds susceptible to industry pressure. More on sustained yield. Orchard's memorandum on sustained yield, 1942. Private debate on forest management, 1942-43. Gordon Sloan appointed Royal Commissioner to look into forest management, 1943. The Sloan Commission. CALL NUMBER: T1887:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): C.D. Orchard : forestry in British Columbia, 1920-1958 (part 4) PERIOD COVERED: 1943-1958 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Sloan Commission hearings, 1943-45. Orchard becomes Deputy Minister of Forests, 1945. Orchard continues as Chief Forester. Problems of wartime. Sloan's report in 1945 supports sustained yield. Evolution of the Forest Management License concept. E.T. Kenney becomes Minister of Lands and Forests, 1944. Comments on Kenney. Amendments to the Forest Act, 1946 and 1947. Disagreements with J.V. Fisher, Deputy Minister of Finance. Opposition to FMLs. Problems with the license system. Negotiations for early FMLs. TRACK 2: Forest management experiences elsewhere. Orchard's faith in the forest management system. The second Sloan Commission, 1955-56. Forest Service takes returning WW II veterans. Comments on UBC Faculty of Forestry. Ranger school at Green Timbers. Construction of ranger school. Comments on Fred Mulholland. Progress in the forest industry. Integration in the forest industry and reasons for it. Post-war production trends. Defense of forest management policies. Forest Service roads. CALL NUMBER: T1887:0005 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): C.D. Orchard : forestry in British Columbia, 1920-1958 (part 5) PERIOD COVERED: 1912-[no date] RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Forestry work under the Silvicultural Fund. Fund ended in 1956. The second Sloan Commission into forestry, 1955-56. The Socred takeover, 1952. Orchard's opinions of the Socred government. The Sommers case from Orchard's point of view. Summary of the accomplishments of the Forest Service from 1912. (End of interview)

Charles Ferber interview

CALL NUMBER: T3332:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Financial administration of the Social Credit government, 1952-1972 (part 1) PERIOD COVERED: 1906-1972 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-02-18 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: C.J. Ferber discusses his background, training, and work as a chartered accountant, and his entrance into the civil service as deputy comptroller-general during the Coalition years. The 1952 election, the beginning of the Social Credit era of government, and Ferber's promotion to the position of Comptroller-General. Impressions of W.A.C. Bennett, Einar Gunderson and J.V. Fisher. Duties and functions as Comptroller-General. Responsibilities and relationship within the government. Control of government expenditure. TRACK 2: Mr. Ferber discusses the issuing of special warrants for government expenditure. W.A.C. Bennett as a financial policy-maker. The comptroller-general as financial administrator. The role, function and operation of Treasury Board. Explanation of the budgetary process during the time of W.A.C. Bennett's administration. Attitudes toward deficit-financing.;

CALL NUMBER: T3332:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Financial administration of the Social Credit government, 1952-1972 (part 2) PERIOD COVERED: 1952-1972 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-02-18 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: C.J. Ferber discusses the subject of deficit financing in government, debt reduction and Crown Corporations. The method which the government of W.A.C. Bennett employed to eliminate the public debt of B.C. The possible dangers for governments building up large amounts of contingent liabilities. The Social Credit policy of "Pay as you go". During Ferber's years as Comptroller-General, British Columbia's public accounts were the clearest in Canada. The difference between budgetary and non-budgetary items in public accounts. [TRACK 2: blank; end of interview.];

Civil Service Commission Classification Division records

  • GR-0260
  • Series
  • 1944-1973

The series consists of records created by the Civil Service Classification Division between 1944 and 1973.
The records include correspondence between the Civil Service Commission and departmental personnel officers, deputy ministers, etc. regarding classification and salaries, reorganization of government offices; classification reports; job descriptions and completed job questionnaires; employee groups submissions, briefs and related correspondence.
The correspondence and records are arranged alphabetically by government department and include: correspondence emanating from the chairman's office and from the office of the Chief Personnel Officer and from other commission staff to Ministers of the Crown, Deputy Ministers, and personnel officers located in the various government departments, re classification, salaries and organization; classification reports and studies undertaken by commission staff concerning categorization of employees according to occupational title, and grading within each occupational group; studies and correspondence rationalizing salary levels including comparisons between a group of employees and other groups; organization studies of government offices with related correspondence between senior officials of the commission and the department under study; employee group submissions and briefs to the commission re salaries, benefits etc., and reports, correspondence etc. relating to the settlement of employee grievances.

British Columbia. Civil Service Commission. Classification Division

Civil Service Commission records

  • GR-0101
  • Series
  • 1919-1945

The series consists of records created by the British Columbia Civil Service Commission between 1919 and 1945.
The records are typescript copies of annual reports, detailing statistical information such as names, marital status, salaries, classification, seniority, etc. of B.C. government officials and employees.
Box 1: 1919-21
Box 2: 1922-26
Box 3: 1927-31
Box 4: 1931-34
Box 5: 1935-39
Box 6: 1940-44
Box 7: 1945.

British Columbia. Civil Service Commission

Civil Service Commission records

  • GR-0137
  • Series
  • 1947-1964

The series consists of records created by the British Columbia Civil Service Commission. It includes personnel and general administration files and consists principally of correspondence re: recruitment, salaries, employee classifications, grievances, etc.

British Columbia. Civil Service Commission

Civil Service Commission statements and classification lists

  • GR-0323
  • Series
  • 1944-1949

This series consists of records of the Civil Service Commission from 1944-1949, including, statement of salary increases by departments, numbers of employees classified and total increases granted to various salary groups; and classification lists for occupational groups in the civil service.

British Columbia. Civil Service Commission

Civil Service War Memorial Fund agreement records

  • GR-0346
  • Series
  • 1930-1970

Agreement between George Griffith Aitken and John L. Colbert and the Trustees of the Civil Service War Memorial Fund, 1930; bank savings and chequing accounts, 1932 - 1970.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

Commission on Employer - Employee Relations in the Public Service

  • GR-0561
  • Series
  • 1972

This series consists of the records of the Commission of Inquiry into Employer-Employee Relations in the Public Service, 1972. Records include briefs and exhibits submitted at Victoria, Vancouver, Prince George, Nelson, Kamloops, and those not spoken at a public hearing; subject files; and tapes of evidence taken at hearings. Tapes 4018, 1-5 transferred to Aural History Division. No tape exists for Victoria hearings.

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry into Employer-Employee Relations in the Public Service (1972)

Correspondence and other material

  • GR-1317
  • Series
  • 1963-1974

This series includes notes, reports, and correspondence concerning appeals to Cabinet pursuant to the Civil Service Act and to the Private Detectives' Licensing Act.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

Correspondence regarding interpretation of the Superannuation Act

  • GR-0168
  • Series
  • 1920-1922

The series consists of correspondence of the Dept. of the Provincial Secretary with the Civil Service Commissioner from 1920 to 1922 regarding interpretation of the Superannuation Act and representations made by the Provincial Civil Service Association on various matters.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

Deputy Provincial Secretary records

  • GR-0497
  • Series
  • 1930-1946

This series consists of the personal files of the Deputy Provincial Secretary, Paschal de Noe Walker, 1930-1946. Records deal with health and welfare facilities (hospitals, industrial schools, etc.), social services, elections, libraries, museums and a variety of other programmes and services administered by the Provincial Secretary's department.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

Dorothy Gow interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dorothy Gow : twenty years service in government PERIOD COVERED: 1957-1978 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-02-22 SUMMARY: In an interview with David Mitchell, Mrs. Dorothy Gow discusses her career in the public service: filing and indexing orders-in-council for twenty years.;

[Fraser & Barnes on BCBC]

News item. Alex Fraser, Minister of Highways and Public Works, says that the new British Columbia Buildings Corporation will deal fairly with the 834 displaced employees. During the "change-over", he says, the salaries of these people will be protected by the current budget until April 1, 1978. When asked if the changes will add to unemployment, Fraser replies, "I certainly hope not. That's not the intent of the government." NDP MLA Emery Barnes is not so sure. He thinks that many civil servants will be displaced, and wonders if economies and efficiences will be achieved throught the creation of BCBC.

Gaol Service applications

  • GR-0663
  • Series
  • 1911-1919

This series consist of Provincial Police Department Forms of Application for Position as Constable used in conjunction with employment in the Gaol Service. Applications include the applicant's full name, occupation, nationality, religion, age, date of birth, height, weight, health, marital status, length of residence in British Columbia, references, experience, etc. submitted in the applicant's own handwriting. Many are accompanied by letters of reference and the Oath of Allegiance and Oath of Office; some are annotated.

British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

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