Series GR-0500 - Commission on British Columbia Railway, 1977. Originals, 1977-1978

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Commission on British Columbia Railway, 1977. Originals, 1977-1978

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  • 1977-1978 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Royal Commission on the British Columbia Railway

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9 m of textual records

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Established by Order-in-Council no. 454, February 7, 1977. Multiple reports between 1977 and 1979. Commissioners: Lloyd George MacKenzie (Chairman), Sydney Wallis Welsh, David Hilton Chapman. The Commission's task was to make inquiry into and concerning all aspects of the management and development of the British Columbia Railway and the participation of the Crown as shareholder. This included examining its role in the economy, possible benefits, and government policy alternatives (for example, change the company to autonomous crown corporation status or transfer it to the private sector).

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Exhibits, interrogatories, general files, clippings, printed matter, indexes, guides and synopses. Use of this finding aid may be accompanied by use of the card index (BOXES 1-4) and guides and synopses (BOX 5) compiled by the staff of the Commission. The card index provides subject and name access to the exhibits and testimony in the transcripts of evidence. References will be to exhibit number or volume(s) and page number(s) in the transcripts. Special note should be taken of the series of files "Interrogatories", which were written questions submitted to B.C. Rail.

The questions are compiled in item 3, BOX 5. Answers to questions are filed in BOXES 15 - 21. Several questions did not receive written answers This finding aid gives a listing of the subject matter of those submissions received from B.C. Rail.

(N.B. For references to pages of testimony by individuals, see the indexes in boxes 1-4).

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Transferred by Commission Secretary, Allison Croft, 1978.


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Accession number(s): 88-0056

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