Series GR-0795 - Commission of Inquiry Into the Affairs of Present and Past Boards of School Trustees of the City of Vancouver (1913)

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Commission of Inquiry Into the Affairs of Present and Past Boards of School Trustees of the City of Vancouver (1913)

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GR-0795

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  • 1913-1914 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry Into the Affairs of Present and Past Boards of School Trustees of the City of Vancouver (1913)

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Originals, 13 cm

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(1913-1914)

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Appointed February 10, 1913; report not dated. [May 1914.] Commissioner: H. O. Alexander, barrister, of Vancouver. Inquiry into contracts for school buildings and their construction, the financial affairs and accounting system of the school board, improper borrowing of money from contractors, and general competence and knowledge on the part of the school board. The commissioner advocated that a system of auditing be adopted by the Department of Education, and that a standard set of books be instituted for the use of school boards throughout the province.

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The commissioner, Vancouver barrister Henry Osborne Alexander, was appointed to investigate the actions of past and present Boards of School Trustees of the City of Vancouver with regard to purchase and sale of school sites and school property, the purchase of furniture and supplies and generally all matters coming under the Board's jurisdiction. He was to investigate also the personal actions of all Board members, officers and employees, and appointments made by the Board. Commission records consist of Letter Patent appointing the commissioner and a copy of oath, Provincial Secretary's correspondence, exhibits, transcripts of evidence presented at proceedings and the original signed report(s).

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Transferred from the Legislative Library, 1979.

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