Criminal justice, Administration of--British Columbia

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Alex Macdonald : [press conferences, etc., 1977]

CALL NUMBER: T2688:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Alex Macdonald : On "anti-intellectual Socreds" and natural gas exports RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-02-18 & 1977-03-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: NDP MLA Alex Macdonald claims that the Social Credit government is "anti-intellectual", 18 February 1977. TRACK 2: Macdonald accuses the government of favouring American natural gas customers over domestic consumers, 3 March 1977.; CALL NUMBER: T2688:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Alex Macdonald : On natural gas exports and lotteries RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-03-23 & 22 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: NDP MLA Alex Macdonald discusses British Columbia natural gas export commitments, 23 March 1977. TRACK 2: Macdonald questions the morality of the government being involved in lotteries, 22; March 1977.; CALL NUMBER: T2688:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Alex Macdonald : Calls for a judicial inquiry into prosecutors situation RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: NDP MLA Alex Macdonald calls for judicial inquiry into allegations by a Vancouver prosecutor that the criminal justice system was out of control, 1977. [TRACK 2: blank?]; CALL NUMBER: T2688:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Alex Macdonald : Attacking proposal for juvenile jails RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-09-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Alex Macdonald attacks Bill 55 (the Corrections Amendment Act). MacDonald says that the four "juvenile jails" which would be created under the act would become breeding grounds for criminals.; 1 September 1977. [TRACK 2: blank?]

Assize Court calendars

  • GR-2811
  • Series
  • 1907-1949

The series consists of a bound volume of Assize Court calendar sheets that date from May 1907 to September 1949. The sheets are for criminal cases heard in the British Columbia Supreme Court at Vancouver, in the Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery and are arranged by month and year. Each sheet lists cases heard that month and include the case number, name of prisoner, charge, date of conviction, date of sentence, plea, verdict and sentence. There are occasional handwritten notes attached. The sheets are certified as correct by the district registrar and signed by the presiding judge.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vancouver)

Assize record book and Speedy Trials record book

  • GR-2663
  • Series
  • 1895-1912

Assize record book, various locations, 1895-1907 [Atlin, Ashcroft, Cassiar, Chilliwack, Clinton, Donald, Fernie, Fort Steele, Glenora, Golden, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Kamloops, Kaslo, Lytton, Midway, Nanaimo, Nelson, New Westminster, Nicola, Osoyoos, Revelstoke, Rossland, Vancouver, Vernon, Victoria ] and Speedy Trials record book, 1895-1912. Index inside front cover. Possibly cases heard by Chief Justice Angus John McColl.

British Columbia. Supreme Court

Assize record books

  • GR-2541
  • Series
  • 1894-1905

Assize record books.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vernon)

Attorney General correspondence

  • GR-0429
  • Series
  • 1872-1950

This series contains selected inward correspondence from 1872 to 1950, although most of the items date from 1872 to 1937. The Attorney General's Department used several numbering and filling systems during this time period. From 1872 to 1911 letters were assigned a number as they were received, and then filed in numerical order by year. From 1911 to 1917 a subject file drawer system was used, and thereafter correspondence was coded and filed according to the Act which applied to the issue under discussion in the correspondence.

By 1934 the B.C. Archives had acquired legal custody of a selection of the correspondence from 1872 to 1911. It is not clear whether the selection was made by the Archives or the Attorney-General's Department; the original folio listing for Boxes 1 to 18 was also created at that time. In 2005 the folio listing was expanded and revised prior to the microfilming of the records.

GR-0429 contains most of the extant inward correspondence for the Department between 1872 and 1911. A separate accession, GR-0996, also contains inward correspondence from 1883-1888. The bulk of inward correspondence from 1911-1937 may be found in GR-1323. There is no contemporary index for letters inward prior to 1911.

Although the items of correspondence from 1872 to 1911 were assigned numbers sequentially, the original order was not always maintained while the records were in the Attorney-General's Department. This means that the items are no longer in strict numerical order within a year, and items relating to a single topic may sometimes be found together, regardless of the date when they were first received. Unfortunately, almost all of the Department's letterbooks for 1872-1917 were destroyed by fire in 1939. Some correspondence was also destroyed by flooding. As a result it is not possible to locate departmental replies to most of the correspondence in GR-0429. Most of the inquests from this series were extracted and may now be found in GR-1327, although the covering correspondence may remain in GR-0429. Similarly, depositions and preliminary trial transcripts were separated and may be found in GR-0419. Oversize original items remain in their original containers and files but were filmed on Reel B09325.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Bench books

  • GR-2030
  • Series
  • 1867-1869

Bench books for criminal cases heard by Judge Joseph Needham, 1867-1869.

Vancouver Island. Supreme Court of Civil Justice

Bill Bennett : [press conferences, speeches, etc., February-March 1977]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0015 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Federal/provincial negotiations RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-02-14 & 1977-03-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett's press conference regarding his recent trip to Ottawa. 14 February 1977. TRACK 2: Press conference with Premier Bill Bennett and federal Transport Minister Otto Lang, 1 March 1977.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0016 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Speech to Social Credit meeting RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1977-02-23 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett addresses a Social Credit Party meeting in Victoria, 23 February 1977.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0017 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Comments on MLA salaries and on the delivery of justice RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett says the public is fed up with the behaviour of some MLAs, and says that their salaries may be cut. Also, Bennett's comments on remote air services. Finally, MLA Gary Lauk reacts to Bennett's remarks about MLAs. TRACK 2: Press conference with Premier W.R. Bennett and Vancouver prosecutor Gil McKinnon about his allegations concerning problems in the delivery of the justice system.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0018 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Press conferences on BC coal and BC Hydro RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-03-08 & 22 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett reacts to charges of closed door negotiations with the coal industry, 8 March 1977. TRACK 2: Bennett on the review of capital expenditures of BC Hydro, 22 March 1977.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0019 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Press conferences on Railwest and gas contracts RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-03-23 & 28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett on the upcoming meeting with Railwest Manufacturing Company demonstrators, 23 March 1977. TRACK 2: Premier Bill Bennett's opening remarks to a joint Alberta-BC-federal government meeting on how to meet export gas requirements, 28 March 1977.

Bob McClelland : [press conferences, etc., February-July 1977]

CALL NUMBER: T2689:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bob McClelland : On heroin legalization and cabinet parole procedures RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-02-15 & 1997-03-21 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Minister of Health Bob McClelland rejects a proposal from the John Howard Society to legalise heroin, 15 February 1977. TRACK 2: McClelland says the cabinet decision to release accused murderer Ronald Ingram was a very difficult one and one that should be made by a judge rather than cabinet, 21 March 1977. CALL NUMBER: T2689:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bob McClelland : On mental illness and Okanagan weed spraying RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-03-30 & 1977-06-20 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Minister of Health Bob McClelland discusses the problems of treating suicidally inclined mental health patients. Says that locking them up for their own safety is not a solution, 30 March 1977. TRACK 2: McClelland denies that he was attempting to muzzle the Okanagan Health Officer on the issue of using 2,4-D against Eurasian milfoil weed in the Okanagan lakes, 20 June 1977. CALL NUMBER: T2689:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bob McClelland : On Okanagan milfoil weed program RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-07-05 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Health Minister Bob McClelland discusses the 2,4-D control program for Eurasian milfoil weed on the Okanagan lakes, 5 July 1977. [TRACK 2: blank.]

British Columbia adult corrections

The item consists of an instructional video created around 1988 by the British Columbia Corrections Branch to illustrate and describe the different types of secure custodial facilities for adult offenders in British Columbia. The video is approximately 32 minutes long and consists of colour slides with voice over audio. At the time of filming, there were three types of adult corrections centres: secure, open and community. The video describes each type of facility and shows slides of staff and prisoners in each facility involved in activities including recreation, work, medical treatment and educational opportunities.

The facilities shown are as follows:
6 secure facilities for men and women:
Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (Wilkinson, Saanich)
Vancouver Pretrial Centre
Lower Mainland Regional Correctional Centre (Burnaby)
Lakeside Correctional Centre (Burnaby, for women)
Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre
Prince George Regional Correctional Centre

13 semi-isolated open centres including forest camps, farms and specialized centres:
Nanaimo Correctional Centre
Chilliwack River Correctional Centre
Mount Thurston Correctional Centre (forest camp)
Ford Mountain Correctional Centre (forest camp)
Maple Ridge Sentence Management Unit (reception and classification)
Alouette River Correctional Centre (Maple Ridge, alcohol treatment)
Twin Maples Correctional Centre (Maple Ridge, mainly for women)
Pine Ridge Correctional Centre (Haney area forest camp)
Stave Lake Correctional Centre (forest camp for non-dangerous sex offenders)
New Haven Correctional Centre (Burnaby, unit for men under 22 serving their first adult sentence)
Rayleigh Correctional Centre (Kamloops)
Bear Creek Correctional Centre (Wells Gray Park near Clearwater)
Hutda Lake Correction Centre (south of Prince George)

7 community correction centres where inmates worked daily in the community or were serving sentences of three months or less:
Victoria Community Correctional Centre; Nanaimo Community Correctional Centre; Marpole Community Correctional Centre (South Vancouver); Burnaby Community Correctional Centre; Chilliwack Community Correctional Centre; Kamloops Community Correctional Centre and Terrace Community Correctional Centre.

Calendars for criminals cases

  • GR-2463
  • Series
  • 1935-1953

Calendars for criminals cases heard in Princeton.

British Columbia. County Court (Princeton)

Correspondence from C95 (criminal prosecutions)

  • GR-2966
  • Series
  • 1938, 1966-1970

The series consists of Attorney General correspondence regarding C95 (criminal prosecutions). Some files date from as early as 1938 but the bulk of the series is from 1966-1970. Note: Some information has been severed from this finding aid in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Where information has been removed, this is indicated by the following annotation [severed]. APPENDIX 'A' CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS C 95 Case Charge/Court site 3 general 4 drunk driving 5 hanging 6 offensive weapons 7 stenographer accounts 8 gambling 9 suggested prosecutions 10 statistics 11 salacious literature 12 Court of Appeal 13 Assizes 15 Cranbrook Assize 16 Kamloops Assize 17 Nanaimo Assize 18 Nelson Assize 19 New Westminster Assize 20 Pouce Coupe Assize 21 Prince George Assize 22 Prince Rupert Assize 23 Quesnel 25 Vancouver Assize 26 Vernon Assize 27 Victoria Assize 28 Williams Lake Assize, formerly C98-24 29 Transfer from other provinces 30 Order-in-Council Patient Review Board

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Correspondence inward of the Attorney General

  • GR-0996
  • Series
  • 1883-1888

This series contains selected correspondence inward received by the Attorney General from 1883 to 1888, and was originally part of an inward correspondence series created by the Attorney General’s Department. The bulk of the surviving inward correspondence from 1872 to 1937 may be found in GR-0429. Records in this series include correspondence inward, notes regarding cases and assize calendars.

The Attorney General’s Department used several numbering and filing systems during this time period; from 1872 to 1911 letters were assigned a number as they were received, and then filed in numerical order by year. There is no contemporary index for letters inward prior to 1911. Although the items of correspondence from 1872 to 1911 were assigned numbers sequentially, the original order was not always maintained while the records were in the Attorney-General’s Department. This means that the items are no longer in strict numerical order within a year, and items relating to a single topic may sometimes be found together, regardless of the date when they were first received.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Correspondence regarding criminal prosecutions

  • GR-2967
  • Series
  • 1970-1974

Correspondence files C750-3 (County Courts) and C830 (Criminal prosecutions), 1970-1974. Note: Some information has been severed from this finding aid in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Where information has been removed, this is indicated by the following annotation [severed]. Appendix A Criminal Prosecutions C830 Opinions : C830-1 General : C830-2 Hangings : C830-3 Offensive Weapons : C830-4 Stenographic help : C830-5 Lotteries general : C830-6 Suggested prosecutions : C830-7 Statistics : C830-8 Salacious literature : C830-9 Assizes general : C830-10 Clinton Assize : C830-11 Cranbrook Assize : C830-12 Kamloops Assize : C830-13 Nanaimo Assize : C830-14 Nelson Assize : C830-15 New Westminster Assize : C830-16 Pouce Coupe Assize : C830-17 Prince George Assize : C830-18 Prince Rupert Assize : C830-19 Quesnel Assize : C830-20 Revelstoke Assize : C830-21 Vancouver Assize : C830-22 Vernon Assize : C830-23 Victoria Assize : C830-24 Williams Lake Assize : C830-25 Order-in-Council Review Board General : C830-26 Order-in-Council Review Board Cases : C830-27 Legal Aid : C830-28 Bail : C830-29 Crown Council : C830-30 Persons Awaiting Trial for over 30 days : C830-31 Complaints - General : C830-32 City Prosecutor : C830-33 Vagrancy : C830-34 Riverview Reports : C830-35 Exhibits : C830-36 Criminal Intelligence - Organized Crime : C830-37 Sound Recording Apparatus : C830-38 Demonstrations : C830-39 Criminal Appeals : C830-40 Appointment of Analysts : C830-41 Prosecutors Conference : C830-42 Director of Correction Order-in-Council : C830-43 Prisoners Committed Under Mental Health Act : C830-44 Criminal Appeal Rules : C830-45

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Cranbrook County Court criminal case files

  • GR-1620
  • Series
  • 1908-1950

This series contains criminal files, including cases conducted under the Speedy Trials Act.

British Columbia. County Court (Cranbrook)

Criminal assize court calendars

  • GR-2470
  • Series
  • 1919-1961

Criminal assize court calendars. Includes some information and correspondence from the Dominion Bureau of Statistics, Judicial Statistics Branch.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Prince Rupert)

Criminal Justice Branch Headquarters operational records

  • GR-3632
  • Series
  • 1970-2008

The series consists of operational records of the Criminal Justice Branch Headquarters created between 1970 and 2008. The records consist of correspondence, reports, court documents, photographs, sound and moving picture records, and electronic records created across the province. The series documents policy and procedures on matters relating to criminal and social regulatory laws and their enforcement, and includes analyses of new and established legislation and the prosecutions of offenses prohibited under the federal Criminal Code, provincial statutes, and municipal bylaws. The series provides evidence of interactions between British Columbians and their criminal justice system, and documents the development of, and changes in, the criminal justice system in British Columbia. The records were created in the course of the Branch’s activities of providing legal advice on criminal law to government and to the police, and in developing policies, procedures, and programs on issues of criminal law and relating to the prosecution of criminal cases.

Although the records relate to a variety of topics, they have been treated as one series. The records arrived at the Archives largely interfiled, and there is evidence to suggest that the files were maintained in one central filing system at the Criminal Justice Branch Headquarters. In order to assist researchers, a high-level subject index has been created for the boxes. This should not be treated as exhaustive, and researchers are strongly advised to consult the file list.

The series is arranged loosely by broad topic. Records relating to one particular case or aspect of the BC justice system are often grouped together, although there are multiple groupings of the same type of record spread across the accession. Records dealing with Aboriginal hunting and fishing offences are generally arranged alphabetically by name of alleged offender. Many of the records were arranged alphabetically by subject in multiple groupings. Records in accession 91-0129 were arranged by file number rather than by topical grouping.

Audio-visual records were removed from their original files and placed in containers 910132-0013, 910132-0014, and 910132-0118 for preservation purposes, and separation sheets have been included in these boxes to link the records with the original file. Printouts from CDs and floppy disks have generally been included alongside the electronic media in the original file, with the notable exception of records relating to the Nanaimo Commonwealth Holdings Society and the Jericho Hill investigation, which were too extensive to be placed with the original media. These have been placed in box 910132-0475.

Records in this series were created in accordance with the Attorney General Act (RSBC 1996, c. 22) and are covered by schedule 880699 of the Operational Records Classification System. In 2005, the records were deemed to be eligible for full retention.

British Columbia. Criminal Justice Branch

Criminal Justice Branch working files

  • GR-3000
  • Series
  • ca. 1965-1980

Criminal Justice Branch, Assistant Deputy Minister, mostly Neil A. McDiarmid working files from C830 and C95.

British Columbia. Criminal Justice Branch

Criminal record books

  • GR-2542
  • Series
  • 1894-1961

Assize record books for criminal cases.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vernon)

Criminal record books

  • GR-2496
  • Series
  • 1888-1967

Record book for Judge's Criminal Court and Speedy Trials (with attachments).

British Columbia. County Court (Nanaimo)

Fernie County Court criminal case files

  • GR-2422
  • Series
  • 1905-1962

The series consists of case files for criminal cases heard under the Speedy Trials Act at the Fernie County Court, 1905 to 1962. Criminal case files may contain the notice of claim or notice of petition, writs and affidavits, orders and a final judgment

British Columbia. County Court (Fernie)

Garde Gardom : [press conferences, etc., 1977-1978]

CALL NUMBER: T1363:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Garde Gardom: Comments on railway commission PWA and porography PERIOD COVERED: 1965-1977 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-02-10 & 22 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Attorney-General Garde Gardom comments on the BCR Commission vis-à-vis the M.E.L. Paving case, 1977-02-10. TRACK 2: Gardom comments on the purchase of Pacific Western Airlines by the Alberta; government, and on "no major hard-core pornography problems in BC", 1977-02-22. CALL NUMBER: T1363:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Garde Gardom: Comments on retirement of David Vickers and pornography RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-03-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Attorney-General Garde Gardom comments on the retirement of Deputy Minister David Vickers. Also, a statement from David Vickers to the effect that there was no disagreement between him and the Socred government, 1977-03-28. TRACK 2: Gardom discusses the standards for prosecuting pornography, 1977-03-28. CALL NUMBER: T1363:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Garde Gardom: Comments on police college and other matters RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Attorney-General Garde Gardom comments on the location of the BC Police College and on violence in magazine. Also includes comments of Deputy Attorney-General David Vickers, 1977-04-19. TRACK 2: Gardom comments on matters such as the Fred Quilt case, the Good Hope Lake case, and the BC Police College, 1977-04-26. CALL NUMBER: T1363:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Garde Gardom: Social Credit cabinet ministers RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-05 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Attorney-General Garde Gardom comments on new family legislation and proposal to withhold equalization payments from Quebec. Also: Municipal Affairs Minster Hugh Curtis comments on meeting with Regional District directors on the topic of the Islands Trust; Forests Minister Tom Waterland on the spraying of spruce budworm; Economic Development Minister Don Phillips on the halting of BC Railway construction; and Education Minister Pat MCGeer on French as a second language in Vancouver schools, 1977-05-19. TRACK 2: Gardom announces crackdown on impaired drivers, 1977-05-30. CALL NUMBER: T1363:0005 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Garde Gardom: On organised crime and ombudsman act RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Attorney-General Garde Gardom discusses the problems of fighting organized crime in BC; says that he is seriously considering appointing a crime commission. The role of CLEU in fighting crime, 1977-06-14. TRACK 2: Gardom explains the Ombudsman Act, 1977-06-20. CALL NUMBER: T1363:0006 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Garde Gardom: On juvenile offenders and land conveyances RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Attorney-General Garde Gardom announces the possibility of jail sentences for juvenile offenders, 1977-06-21. TRACK 2: Gardom explains proposed changes in land conveyancing. Also: Human Resources Minister Bill Vander Zalm on the bill that will abolish the Vancouver Resources Board, 1977-06-22. CALL NUMBER: T1363:0007 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Garde Gardom: On drunk driving and counterattack and RCMP RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977 & 1978 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Attorney-General Garde Gardom conducts a press conference to discuss measures taken to counteract drunken driving, 1977-12-12. TRACK 2: In a press conference, Gardom explains the BC government's position on RCMP break-ins, 1978-04-28.

Kamloops Supreme Court criminal case files

  • GR-2486
  • Series
  • 1883-1949

Criminal case files from Kamloops and Clinton, 1883-1902; 1906-1949. Includes Assize, County Court, Speedy Trials, informations, depositions, indictments from many places (Ashcroft, Lytton, 150 Mile House, Vernon, Fairview, Quesnel, Sicamous, Salmon Arm, Lillooet, etc.)

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Kamloops)

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