Series GR-1223 - Executive Council meeting minutes

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Executive Council meeting minutes

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GR-1223

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  • 1864-1866 (Creation)
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    Vancouver Island. Executive Council

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Originals, 5 cm

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(1863-1866)

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The first Executive Council of the Colony of Vancouver Island was appointed by Governor Douglas in 1863. Prior to that, the government of the colony was administered first by Governor Blanshard and after 1851 by a 3-member Council under Governor Douglas. In 1863, the Colonial Office in England instituted constitutional changes for the Colony of Vancouver Island and the Council, established in 1851, was dissolved. The Executive Council inherited the power and authority of the former Council except for the enactment of laws. It was responsible for advising the governor on matters of government administration. Its members were appointed by the Governor and included the Colonial Secretary, Attorney-General, Treasurer, and Surveyor-General, with the Governor as presiding member. The Legislative Council, which assumed the legislative functions of the former Council, was appointed at the same time. Its fifteen members included five members of the Executive Council (not the governor), five magistrates, and five appointed members representing five districts of the colony. The Assembly retained its status as lower house, where legislation initiated by the Executive Council was debated and approved. When the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia were united in 1866, the government administration for the Colony of Vancouver Island ceased to exist. The power and authority of the Executive and Legislative Councils of the Colony of British Columbia was extended to include Vancouver Island.

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Minutes of Executive Council meetings, Colony of Vancouver Island. 2 vols., 26 March 1864 - 27 June 1865 and 18 July 1865 - 19 November 1866.

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