Series GR-0668 - Commission on Forest Resources, 1955

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Commission on Forest Resources, 1955

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GR-0668

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  • 1955-1957 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Royal Commission on Forest Resources (1955-57)

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4 m of textual records

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(1955-1957)

Biographical history

Appointed by Order-in-Council no. 35, January 7, 1955. Commissioner: Gordon McGregor Sloan. Reported, 1956. Chief Justice Sloan, Commissioner of the 1945 Forest Inquiry, was again appointed to review the forest resources of the Province. He found government inconsistencies in granting timber licences and recommended better control over licencing. New licences should be issued for twenty-one years instead of in perpetuity and an immediate moratorium on the issuing of licences should be declared. A permanent forest advisory council should be established and another forestry review should be conducted in ten years.

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Scope and content

This series consists of records of the 1955 Royal Commission on Forest Resources, led by Commissioner Gordon McGregor Sloan. Records include transcripts of evidence, exhibits, proceedings, arguments, and report synopsis. Box 1 contains a bound index of commission records. It should be noted that some exhibits are missing from this unit. They were never received by BC Archives and their location is unknown. Some page numbers were not used in printed volumes.

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Transferred to the Provincial Archives by the Legislative Library in 1978.

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For conservation reasons, map and photograph exhibits were removed from the files and are now available as map accession M856141 and photograph accession 198502-025. A transfer slip noting this removal replaces the item in the relevant file. A list of the removed exhibits with accession numbers is included in the finding aid.

Exhibit 48A, 48D, 58, 58A, 63, 67, 105, 126, 137, 144N, 145A, 145B, 185, 188, 189, 190, 191, 206A, 226-5, 226-6, 226-8, 226-9, 239, 252A, 272A, 273A, 291C, 307, 311, 329, 330, 367B, 387E and 427A maps transferred to the map collection, Map Accession M856141.

Exhibit 48E, 151A, 226-2 and 404 historic photograph transferred to accession VR198502-025.

Exhibit 97 (part) oversize item transferred to oversize storage and exhibit 220 is attached to Exhibit 124.

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Associated materials

See GR-1279 for the 1955 final report
See GR-1360 for daily proceedings of the 1955 Commission
See GR-1368 and GR-1379 for additional related records

See GR-0520 for the 1943 Commission on Forest Resources
See GR-0347 for the 1975 Commission on Forest Resources

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Accession number(s): GR-0668; M856141; 198502-025

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