Series GR-0723 - Commission Pursuant to the Doukhobor Lands Allotment Act (1953)

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Commission Pursuant to the Doukhobor Lands Allotment Act (1953)

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  • 1955-1961 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Commission Pursuant to the Doukhobor Lands Allotment Act (1953)

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Originals, 75 cm; microfilm (neg.), 1955-1961, 35 mm, 5 reels [B166926-B166930]

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The inquiry was established and appointed under special act of the Legislature: the Doukhobor Lands Allotment Inquiry Act (S.B.C. 1953, Second Session, c.3). Section 4 gave the commissioner all the powers of a commissioner under the Public Inquiries Act. The commissioner, Arthur E. Lord, was appointed by Order-in-Council no. 2028, September 8, 1954. Reports were issued from 1955 through 1965. Inquired into the disposition of Doukhobor lands and the feasibility of selling the lands to the present Doukhobor occupants and other qualified Doukhobor purchasers. By 1965 this objective had been accomplished.

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Transcripts of proceedings at public hearings in Nelson, Castlegar and Grand Forks. 1955, and in Grand Forks and Nelson, 1959, and exhibits. Contains select issues of "Iskra", 1954-1961, with summary translation of contents. Some maps transferred to the map collection, map accession M856040.

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Transferred from Legislative Library, 1979.


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Accession number(s): GR-0723; M856040

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