Series GR-3308 - Deputy Minister day files

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Deputy Minister day files

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  • 1973-1979 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Ministry of Deregulation

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63 cm of textual records

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The Ministry of Deregulation was established in December 1978, receiving many of its functions from the disestablished Ministry of Recreation and Conservation (OIC 3018/1978). The ministry had the responsibility to cut red tape within all ministries in government. This mandate allowed it to: review all existing legislation and regulations of government for the purpose of ensuring that this legislation and regulations serve a useful purpose; identify those areas of government control which unnecessarily inhibit the economic development of the Province and initiate action to rectify these situations; identify those areas of social service which, through unnecessary regulation, inhibit the ability of the individual citizen to receive equitable treatment in reasonable time and initiate actions to rectify such situations; and identify those areas of inter-Ministry or inter-Government agency activity which inhibit the timely completion of work and initiate actions to rectify these situations.

The ministry worked in cooperation with government since this ministry did not have a large staff. Its work was completed by a Deregulation Board reporting to the Minister and chaired by the Deputy Minister and composed by a select group of senior ministry officials and private sector specialists; a small ministry staff who performed administrative support and acted as a clearing house for suggestions; and project teams involving short-term seconded personnel from various ministries and agencies who work with selected private sector specialists. The ministry was originally created with a maximum term of 2 years to complete its tasks. The ministry was dissolved in 1979 (OIC 2957/1979).

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The records in accession 92-6573 were donated to the British Columbia Archives in 1995 and 1996 by Joan Giles, the widow of George Giles.

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Series consists of day files created by George Giles as Deputy Minister of various British Columbia ministries and departments from 1973 to 1979. The day files are arranged chronologically by year and month and contain copies of each month's outgoing correspondence from the deputy minister or minister. From 1973 to December 1975, the day files are for the Dept. of Public Works; from January 1976 to October 1977, they are for the Dept. or Ministry of Highways and Public Works; from November 1977 to December 1978 they are for the Ministry of Recreation and Conservation and from January to December 1979 they are for the Ministry of Deregulation.

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These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records

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Copyright belongs to the Government of British Columbia.

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Accession number(s): 92-6573

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  • Box: 926573-0001
  • Box: 926573-0002
  • Box: 926573-0003