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BC Radio News : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., September 1979]

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0241 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-09-01 SUMMARY: Dave Barrett speech to NDP convention.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0242 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Ed Broadbent RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-09-02 SUMMARY: Ed Broadbent speech to NDP convention.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0243 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Robert Bonner ; Robbie Sherrell RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-09-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Robert Bonner. TRACK 2: Robbie Sherrell.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0244 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Rafe Mair RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-09-17 SUMMARY: Rafe Mair on a "bunch of stuff" [sic].; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0245 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Highways minister Alex Fraser RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-09-18 SUMMARY: Alex Fraser on miscellaneous topics.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0246 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Alex Fraser RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-09-18 SUMMARY: Alex Fraser on speed limits.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0247 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bob McClelland RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-09-19 SUMMARY: Bob McClelland on miscellaneous topics.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0248 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Highways minister Alex Fraser RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-09-25 SUMMARY: Alex Fraser.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0249 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bob McClelland RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-09-27 SUMMARY: Pat McGeer on Gallup survey.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0250 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pat McGeer on LRB ruling ; Garde Gardom RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-09-27 SUMMARY: Pat McGeer on LRB ruling; Garde Gardom on "dirty tricks".; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0251 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): McKinnon (on Capital Comment) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-09-28 SUMMARY: Audio recording of a television broadcast. ? McKinnon on the CHEK-TV program "Capital Comment".;

Bill Bennett : [Gary Bannerman interview, CKNW, August 18, 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0139 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On the Gary Bannerman program (part 1) SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a radio interview on Gary Bannerman's hot line program on CKNW, 18 August 1978, Premier Bill Bennett discusses the Canadian economy, constitutional change in Canada, federal/provincial relations, attitudes to the monarchy in Canada, public service employee cut backs, labour relations in BC, the Dease Lake extension of the BC Railway, social service allowances. TRACK 2: Bennett discusses unemployment in BC, road construction, the first BC Summer Games, strikes at BC breweries, the creation of a BC ombudsman, proposals for a new sports stadium at Vancouver, urban transportation in BC.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0140 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On the Gary Bannerman program (part 2) SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Continuation of a radio interview with Premier Bill Bennett on Gary Bannerman's hot line program on CKNW, 18 August 1978. Subjects discussed include: small business in BC, immigration policy and BC, cable TV in BC, cabinet changes, and the timing of the next election. [TRACK 2: blank]

Bill Bennett : [Jack Webster interview, June 29, 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0132 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On Jack Webster radio program (part 1) SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed in the last interview on Jack Webster's open line radio program on CJOR Vancouver, 29 June 1978. Subjects discussed include: the government's compulsory heroin treatment program, the new Forestry Act, plans to extend the BC Railway, government air travel services, federal/provincial relations, and lotteries. TRACK 2: Subjects include: electoral distribution in BC, education, increased pensions for the handicapped, constitutional change in Canada, health care in BC, the search for a new head of ICBC, social services, succession duties, property taxes, and senior citizens.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0133 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On Jack Webster radio program (part 2) SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Continuation of the interview with Premier Bill Bennett by Jack Webster, CJOR Vancouver, 29 June 1978. Subjects discussed include: government pharmacare program, MLAs salaries, BCRIC (BC Resources and Investment Corporation), BC Ferries, social services for the mentally retarded and handicapped, labour/management relations, sale and lease of crown lands, urban transportation, and construction of a Vancouver convention centre. TRACK 2: Public service pension plans, government subsidies to private industry, federal/provincial relations, government boards and commissions, grants to senior citizens, fishing rights negotiations, alcohol and driving on BC highways, control of the size of the civil service, decriminalization of marijuana, and constitutional change in Canada.

Bill Bennett : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., November 1977 - April 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0083 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interviewed by Ed Ogle of Time Magazine RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-01-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In an interview with Ed Ogle of Time Magazine, Premier Bill Bennett discusses confederation, the western provinces' position on federalism and certain economic issues, and Rene Levesque and separatism. Bennett proposes limiting government growth, comments on the self-centered attitudes of politicians, French language rights, and Canadian multiculturalism. TRACK 2: Bennett claims Canadian federalism holds more flexibility than the American system, and claims his government will do everything possible to maintain national unity. He also speculates about the possible consequences of the break-up of confederation. 11 January 1978. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0084 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Announces electoral reform commission and E&N Railway decision RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-01-12 & 19 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a news conference, Premier Bill Bennett announces the appointment of Judge Lawrence Smith Eckardt as a commissioner under the Public Enquiries Act to make an enquiry into electoral reform. Bennett also answers questions on international fishing boundaries and gives the BC position on fishing limits. He discusses Claude Ryan's five region concept and various aspects of Canadian federalism. 12 January 1978. TRACK 2: In a press conference, Bennett announces the CTC decision to grant BC's request for a stay in the CPR order to suspend passenger services on the E & N Railway. The stay is valid for five months, during which the CPR will continue to provide passenger service. In the meantime, BC is to appeal the CPR decision in the courts. Bennett also discusses the importance of this service, and answers questions concerning the BCR and BC Tel. 19 January 1978. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0085 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: State of the province address message and Saanich Chambers of Commerce address RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-01-25 & 1978-02-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a news conference, Premier Bill Bennett presents his economic and financial quarterly report (termed the "state of the province address"). Things are looking up in BC, Bennett states, and he relates how labour relations, industrial growth and the general economy have improved over the past year. He comments on legislation which has been passed and on the state of dominion/provincial relations, alluding to BC strategies and proposals to be adopted at an upcoming federal/provincial conference. He also calls for freer trade to bolster the economy. 25 January 1978. TRACK 2: In an address to the combined Chambers of Commerce in Saanich, Bennett speaks about the effort necessary to improve public access to government, and about the role of legislators. He relates how the province's economy has grown over the past two years, and suggests it is time for (realistic) optimism. Bennett also comments on provincial job creation efforts and federal/provincial resource development plans, 2 February 1978. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0086 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Remarks at First Ministers' Conference RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-02-13 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In his opening remarks to the First Ministers' Conference, Premier Bill Bennett discusses inflation, the economy, unemployment, finance, industry, natural resources and strategies to deal with problems in these areas, 13 February 1978. TRACK 2: During the afternoon sitting of the First Ministers' Conference, Bennett comments on the growth of the public sector in Canada, urging all governments to adopt a policy a policy of spending restraint, and proposes several methods of cutting government costs, 13 February 1978. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0087 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Press conference on throne speech, and sworn in as minister RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-03-30 & 1978-04-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a press conference, Premier Bill Bennett discusses the throne speech. He announces that Harvey Wilfred Schroeder will be the new Speaker of the House, and Steven Rogers will be the deputy speaker. The throne speech deals with job creation, with an emphasis on small business and individual enterprise. Jobs are to be created in the private sector, aided by government efforts and deregulation. 30 March 1978. TRACK 2: Bennett is sworn in as Minister of Energy, Transport and Communications the day after Jack Davis's resignation, and conducts a press conference afterwards. Bennett asks his colleagues to endorse Evan Wolfe as the new director of BC Hydro and Sam Bawlf as the director of the BC Harbour Board. Bennett refuses to comment further on Davis's resignation. 4 April 1978. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0088 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Discusses Jack Davis's resignation and economic plans RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-04-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a press conference, Premier Bill Bennett states that the investigation into the Jack Davis affair was instigated by a private individual, and claims that any minister must resign under similar circumstances. Davis would be restored to the premier's confidence if he is cleared. 6 April 1978. TRACK 2: In a news conference, Bennett discusses his economic plans for BC. He comments on the federal budget and sales tax reductions, and answers questions concerning unemployment and job creation efforts. 11 April 1978. NOTE: Unedited transcript is available for this track only. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0089 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Premier's post-Yorkton news conference RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-04-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a news conference, Premier Bill Bennett comments on the viability of the Fort Nelson extension of the BCR, Cyril Shelford's proposed resignation, the upcoming federal election, and federal;/provincial financial arrangements. 17 April 1978. TRACK 2: Bennett announces that regular economic meetings between the provinces and Ottawa will commence. 17 April 1978. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0090 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Meets northern mayors about BCR extension RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-04-20 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mayors from northeastern BC meet with Premier Bill Bennett to persuade his government to extend the BC Railway to Fort Nelson. They present various economic and political arguments to further their case. 20 April 1978. TRACK 2: Bennett responds by stating that the matter will have to be studied further before any decision is made. 20 April 1978. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0091 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Post-Trudeau visit press conference RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-11-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a press conference, Premier Bill Bennett discusses the results of his meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau. The discussion touched on aspects of the national economy, the teaching of the French language, national unity, the constitution, and the five regions concept of Canadian federalism. 1 November 1977. [TRACK 2: blank.] CALL NUMBER: T1707:0092 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interview with Gary Bannerman (part 1) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-01-25 SUMMARY: TRACK 1 and 2: In a radio hot line program interview with Gary Bannerman on CKNW Vancouver, Premier Bill Bennett discusses northern development through the extension of the BC Railway, government plans to stimulate the economy, and the employment situation in BC. 25 January 1978. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0093 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interview with Gary Bannerman (part 2) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-01-25 SUMMARY: TRACK 1 & 2: In a radio hot line program interview with Gary Bannerman on CKNW Vancouver, Premier Bill Bennett answers questions from listeners across the province. He discusses liquor legislation, the distribution of government information, the role of government, and various government services. 25 January 1978.

Bill Bennett : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., September-December 1977 & June 1979]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0119 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Cabinet meeting RECORDED: Vernon (B.C.), 1977-09-29 SUMMARY: At a news conference in Vernon, 29 September 1977, Premier Bill Bennett discusses the reasons for holding cabinet meetings in various regions of the province. Also discussed are health care in BC, economic conditions, and labour problems. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0120 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1977-11-22 SUMMARY: At a news conference in Victoria, Premier Bill Bennett discusses: proposed ferry rate increases, municipal politics, the electoral reform commission, the announced resignation of Conservative leader Scott Wallace, reports that the RCMP had placed a secret agent in Victoria for surveillance of the Barrett administration, BC Hydro labour problems, and the upcoming Social Credit Party convention. 22 ;November 1977. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0121 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference RECORDED: Langley (B.C.), 1977-11-24 SUMMARY: At a news conference in Langley, Premier Bill Bennett discusses changes in cabinet responsibilities and various aspects of transportation in BC, 24 November 1977. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0122 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Review of two years in office RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-12-08 SUMMARY: In an interview with Joe Easingwood of radio station CJVI Victoria, Premier Bill Bennett reflects upon his first two years in office, 8 December 1977. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0123 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Christmas message RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-12-14 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett delivers his Christmas message to BC, 14 December 1977. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. This item duplicates the transcript for T1707:0069; a recording is also accessioned under that number. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0124 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interview with Allan White RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-12-16 SUMMARY: In an interview in Victoria with Allan White of the Vancouver Province on 16 December 1979, Premier Bill Bennett discusses various aspects of his tenure as Premier of BC since December 1975. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0125 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference on BCRIC RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1979-06 SUMMARY: At a press conference in Victoria in June 1979, Premier Bill Bennett comments on BCRIC and free share distribution. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY.

Bill White interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill White : women in the shipyards in World War II RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1978-08 SUMMARY: Bill White was president of the Boilermakers local in Prince Rupert during the war at the shipyards. Many women from the community entered the shipyards in 1941-42. Mr. White was active in defending women's rights to a job at the end of the war. In this interview, he describes conditions in Prince Rupert; the growth of the shipyards; battles between soldiers, workers and Native people; racism in Prince Rupert; response to the entry of women into the yards; attitudes towards the Japanese; anti-war sentiments; the no-strike pledge and the Labour Progressive Party. Mr. White was a member of the Trotskyist organisation at this time (1943). Women were brought into the Prince Rupert shipyards as helpers or improvers, after taking a several-months-long training course in welding. The helpers strung the burners' hoses, and the women were soon proficiently stringing their own hoses and cables. The shift would get off and drink at the Savoy Hotel; it became clear that women had been accepted into the yards when the crew accepted the women buying rounds of drinks. Women served as stewards in the union.

Britannia Mining and Smelting Company records

Records of Britannia Mining and Smelting Company and related companies, including annual reports, correspondence, accounting records, exploration reports, engineering plans, leases, contracts and agreements. The related companies include: Britannia Copper Syndicate, Britannia Smelting Company, Chelan Copper Mining Company, El Potosi Mining Company, Howe Sound Company, Howe Sound Exploration Company, Howe Sound Power Company Also included are records of Barbara Theatres and Britannia Beach Community Club.

Certification lists

  • GR-3384
  • Series
  • [ca. 1968]

The series consists of three bound volumes of lists of Labour Relations Board certifications covering the period 1944-1968. The lists were compiled and bound in approximately 1968. Trade unions and bargaining units applied to the Labour Relations Board for certification and the lists include the name of the employer, the name of the Union and the date of certification. They are arranged alphabetically by name of employer.

Labour Relations Board of British Columbia

Collective bargaining agreements

  • GR-1430
  • Series
  • 1946-1971

This series contains copies of all collective bargaining agreements made in British Columbia between 1946 and 1971, filed as required by the Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act. The series also includes some routing correspondence regarding filing of the agreements. Files are arranged alphabetically by company names.

The names of Unions have been shortened in this finding aid. For full names refer to the documents.

British Columbia. Labour Relations Branch

Commission on the Labour Dispute at Burns and Company Limited (1937)

  • GR-0912
  • Series
  • 1937

The series consists of the records of the Commission on the Labour Dispute at Burns and Company Limited,1937 under Judge J. Charles McIntosh, which investigated the labour dispute between Burns & Company of Vancouver and its employees. The records consist of correspondence and vouchers, transcripts of the proceedings, submissions, affidavits of discharged employees, exhibits and the final report.

British Columbia. Commission on the Labour Dispute at Burns and Company Limited (1937)

Correspondence and other material

  • GR-1094
  • Series
  • 1962-1964 ; 1968

The series consists of correspondence files created by the Deputy Minister of the Dept. of Labour, W.H. Sands between 1962 and 1964. The correspondence, and other material, relates to the conference on industrial relations that Sands planned and held in Vancouver in June 1963. The series also includes a printed copy of excerpts of remarks made by the Minister of Labour in 1968 regarding the act respecting collective bargaining and mediation.

British Columbia. Dept. of Labour. Deputy Minister

Dominion Bridge Company records

The series includes selected sales contract files, indexes and company publications. Unit includes files related to contracts in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Yukon. The series also includes photographs and plans.

Dominion Bridge Company

Industrial Inquiry Commission on the Electrical and Plumbing Industries (1958)

  • GR-1332
  • Series
  • 1958

This series contains the records of the Industrial Inquiry Commission on Electrical and Plumbing Industries. The commissioners, H. Carl Goldenberg (chairman), E.A. Jamieson and George A. Wilkinson, were appointed to inquire into the circumstances and merits of the disputes between various employers, employers' association, employees and unions engaged in the plumbing and pipe-letting industry and the electrical industry of British Columbia. The series consists of a photocopy of a single page majority report signed by Goldenberg and Jamieson in which they recommended a wage increase. Attached is a copy of a two page minority report by Wilkinson in which he disagreed with the recommendation of his fellow commissioners.

British Columbia. Inquiry into the Circumstances and Merits of the Disputes Between Various Employers, Employers' Associations, Employees and Unions Engaged in the Plumbing and Pipe-fitting Industry and the Electrical Industry of the Province

Industrial Relations Officer's complaint files

  • GR-1078
  • Series
  • 1950-1972

Series consists of complaint files of Industrial Relations Officers regarding investigation and settlement of employer-employee disputes under various labour statutes. The files consist of complaints, inspection reports, supporting documents, correspondence and final settlements. They are arranged alphabetically by company name.

British Columbia. Labour Standards Branch

Jimmy O'Donnell interview

PERIOD COVERED: ;1929;-;1950 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-03-09 SUMMARY: Jimmy O'Donnell worked as a deckhand for the Union Steamship Company during the 1930s. He describes working conditions, union organizing, industrial unionism versus trade unionism, Seafarers Industrial Union, Federated Seafarers Union, Inland Boatmans Union, Sailors Union of the Pacific, two strikes of 1935 at the Union Steamship Company, battle of Ballantyne Pier (1935), picketing during the strikes, going on relief, inter-union strife, formation of the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers Seaman's Section after a strike at Northland Navigation.

Labour Relations Board certification files

  • GR-1433
  • Series
  • 1945-1966

This series contains certification files from the Labour Relations Board. The files consist of correspondence regarding applications for certification, application forms, investigators' reports and certifications. The files are arranged alphabetically by company name. The collection has only been microfilmed to the letter "R". The remaining files are unfilmed and unavailable for research at this time.

British Columbia. Labour Relations Branch

Len Guy : [press conference on Bill 92, 1977]

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Len Guy attacks Bill 92 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-10-19 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a press conference, BC Federation of Labour leader Len Guy attacks Bill 92. He claims it is a "political manoeuvre by a foolish and vain government" and a serious intrusion into the collective bargaining process. October 19, 1977. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Leo Nimsick interview : [Reimer & Petter, 1978 : part 1]

CALL NUMBER: T3224:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early years: childhood, the Depression, and political interests PERIOD COVERED: 1908-1933 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Nimsick discusses his family background: father, mother, move to B.C. from Ontario, birth and childhood in Rossland, brothers and sisters. Recollections of: WW I; post-war years; Russian Revolution; One Big Union; 1920s; Depression; high school and university (UBC). Service Clubs: Knights of Columbus, Eagles. Anecdote: rounding up steers near Rossland. Early work history: various mines, Cominco (Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co.). TRACK 2: Conditions in Rossland during the Depression. Early political interests and recollections. Joined Liberal Party, 1930. Quit Liberal Party. Formed first C.C.F. club in Canada, 1932. Influence of: Social Credit, Dr. Lyle Telford (visits Rossland, 1933), Harold Winch. 1933 election: Jack Gordon dumped as Rossland C.C.F. candidate in favour of Vancouverite George Weaver. Rossland C.C.F. affiliates with the provincial organization, April 1933.

CALL NUMBER: T3224:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early political involvement, 1933-1945 PERIOD COVERED: 1933-1945 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Nimsick discusses: influence of unions on Rossland C.C.F. (Western Federation of Miners); affiliation with provincial organization (cont'd); Regina Manifesto; influence of provincial party on Rossland C.C.F. Leo addresses his first meeting in Castlegar, 1933. Nature of the 1933 provincial campaign in Rossland-Trail. Reaction to: outcome of election, Connell, Winches. Discusses the Connell split. Telford prevented from becoming leader. Describes the 1935 federal election (Herridge vs. Esling in the West Kootenays). Leo's involvement in provincial party affairs. More on the Connell split: role of Ernie Winch. Communist influences in the C.C.F. TRACK 2: Communist influences in the C.C.F. (cont'd). Social Credit influence. 1937 provincial election: Leo runs against Burns in Rossland-Trail. Cominco's reaction to Leo's candidacy. Leo's reaction to the campaign. Controversy surrounding A.M. Stephen and other expulsions from the C.C.F. Wife's role in the 1937 election campaign. Living conditions during the Depression. Suspension of Nimsick from the C.C.F. (1938 or 1939). 1940 federal election campaign (Herridge vs. Esling again). Leo reinstated in C.C.F. (1944). 1941 provincial election (Herridge elected in Rossland-Trail). 1945 federal election. Herridge controversy and subsequent expulsion of Herridge and Leo from the C.C.F. Herridge elected as People's C.C.F. candidate. Charges of communism levelled against Herridge and Leo. Leo moves to Kimberly.

CALL NUMBER: T3224:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Municipal, provincial and federal politics, 1937-1941 PERIOD COVERED: 1937-1941 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: (aside: Leo reinstated 1948). Feud with Harold Winch, ca. 1938. C.C.F. position on WW II. J.S. Woodsworth in Rossland-Trail. Leo's position on World War II. Involvement in municipal politics. Rossland Co-operative Transportation Society. TRACK 2: Origins of Herridge-C.C.F. dispute. 1941 provincial election and splits in the C.C.F. National party vs. provincial C.C.F. Reaction to Pattullo and the Coalition government in B.C.

CALL NUMBER: T3224:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Union politics and the Herridge controversy, 1937-1941 PERIOD COVERED: 1937-1944 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Coalition (continued). The Japanese issue: Leo visits an internment camp. The organization of Cominco in Rossland-Trail by the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers. History of unionization in Rossland (Western Federation of Miners). TRACK 2: Nature of MMSW's first agreement. Recollection of: Blaylock, Diamond, and Harvey Murphy. Herridge-C.C.F. dispute: Herridge's involvement in provincial politics, the decision to run him federally in Kootenay West over the objections of the provincial caucus.

CALL NUMBER: T3224:0005 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Herridge controversy and 1949 provincial election, 1944-1949 PERIOD COVERED: 1944-1949 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Nimsick discusses: Herridge dispute (cont'd), split with provincial party; Herridge's role in the dispute; accusations of communism levelled against Herridge and Nimsick; the federal party's role in the dispute; Herridge nominated federally; decision to form the People's C.C.F. Leo then transferred to Kimberley. Herridge, Leo and others expelled from C.C.F. Discusses 1945 federal election, 1945 provincial election, and the decision to run People's C.C.F. candidates. Relations between C.C.F. and Labour Progressive Party (LPP). B.C. Federation of Labour involvement in provincial politics (Leo attends first meeting). Coalition government: labour relations and the 1945 provincial election. TRACK 2: Leo Nimsick discusses: life in Kimberley, the effect of Douglas victory in Saskatchewan, Harding and Coldwell's roles in repairing rift between C.C.F. and People's C.C.F. Herridge reinstated. General recollections regarding Herridge's career. Nimsick's new job for company: relations with union. Nimsick runs for C.C.F. nomination in Cranbrook and wins. Problems getting provincial executive to accept nomination. Problems relating to expulsion of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers from CLC. Comments on 1949 campaign and Harold Winch.

CALL NUMBER: T3224:0006 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): The 1949 provincial election and post-election period PERIOD COVERED: 1949-1950 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Nimsick discusses: the 1949 provincial election (cont'd); his win and the subsequent recount; campaign tactics and style; Native voters; 1949 C.C.F. caucus; 1949 federal election; story regarding an appendicitis attack. Relations with Cominco (Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company). Relations between C.C.F. and Nimsick. TRACK 2: Reaction to drift of C.C.F. away from Regina Manifesto. Involvement with and reaction to battle between Steelworkers and Mine, Mill unions in Trail. The 1950 session, the 1950 C.C.F. provincial convention in Penticton, general observations and comments regarding dispute. Nimsick's role in party conflicts and party affairs (as an outsider).

CALL NUMBER: T3224:0007 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): First legislative experiences, 1950 PERIOD COVERED: 1950-1950 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Nimsick discusses: disputes and expulsions within C.C.F. (Socialist Fellowship); first session, 1950; recollections of first speeches (call for welfare reform); reaction to legislative traditions; relations with Winch and C.C.F. caucus; relations with Coalition. Description of individual C.C.F. and Coalition members, ca. 1950. TRACK 2: Description of individual C.C.F. and Coalition members (cont'd). Hospital insurance issue.

On the fringes: capital and labour in the forest economies of the Port Alberni and Prince George districts, British Columbia, 1910-1939 / Gordon Hugh Hak

The item is a microfiche copy of a thesis by Gordon Hugh Hak titled "On the fringes: capital and labour in the forest economies of the Port Alberni and Prince George districts, British Columbia, 1910-1939." vi, 347 p.: figs, maps. Thesis (Ph.D.), Simon Fraser University, 1986. Bibliography: 332-347. Purchased from National Library, 1988.

Personnel administration files

  • GR-2679
  • Series
  • 1974-1984

The series consists of files from the Personnel Administration Branch of the Ministry of Health, and its predecessor, the Dept. of Health, created between 1974 and 1984. The series includes general files on discipline, hours of work, and labour relations files including correspondence and negotiations with BCGEU (British Columbia Government Employees Union), BCGPEA (B.C. Government Professional Employees Association), CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees), RNABC (Registered Nurses Association of B.C.), and RPNABC (Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of B.C.). The files also include daily copies of the outgoing correspondence of several senior personnel officers.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Provincial affairs, 1948 : [Gordon S. Wismer] : [excerpts]

SUMMARY: Radio program with talk by Gordon S. Wismer, Attorney-General and Minister of Labour for British Columbia, about: British Columbia Legislative Assembly, the Coalition government and its legislative program; labour policy, justice, law, place of women, social security, pensions, housing, real estate agents, consumer protection.

Strikes and lock-out files

This series contains strikes and lockouts files (National Archives of Canada, RG 27/D2, vols. 294-437). Since 1907, the Dept. of Labour has collected information on each strike and lockout In Canada and created a file on each dispute. The files contain departmental forms returned by the employer and union involved in each dispute, listing the causes of the dispute, the number of workers affected, and its duration. Also included are newspaper clippings and correspondence pertinent to the dispute. For a fuller description, see National Archives of Canada. Government Archives Division. Records of the Dept. of Labour (RG 27), pp. 48-49 (copy in Inventory no. 19).

Canada. Department of Labour

The meditative role of the Labour Relations Board of British Columbia in disputes involving illegal work stoppages / Raymond Walter Mathes

The item is a microfiche copy of a thesis by Raymond Walter Mathes titled "The meditative role of the Labour Relations Board of British Columbia in disputes involving illegal work stoppages." viii, 167 p: tables. Thesis (M.Sc.), University of British Columbia, 1982. Vita. Bibliography 165-167. Canadian theses on microfiche, 62914.

Town meeting in Canada

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): What lesson for us in Australian labour courts? SUMMARY: Town Meeting in Canada (Arthur Helps moderator) discusses the topic "What lesson for Canada in Australian labour courts?" Discussants: Max Beecher, Australian lawyer; Paul Phillips, B.C. Federation of Labour.

Webster! : 1987-03-16

Public affairs. Jack Webster's popular weekday morning talk show. Guests and topics for this episode are: Jack starts the show speaking with labour relations expert Professor George Bain. They discuss Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s policies and attitude toward the labour movement, and labour in general in the United Kingdom. Next, Jack speaks with Dr. Stanley Knight, Chairman of the Vancouver Refugee Council, appointed to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. They discuss immigrants versus refugees; refugees who would like to be repatriated when it’s safe to go home; people crossing the American border; deportation; family unification.

Weiler, Paul. Vancouver; Chairman, British Columbia Labour Relations Board.

Newspaper clipping books containing reports on Bill 146, the Collective Bargaining Continuation Act (Oct - Dec 1975), the British Columbia Hospitals strike (Apr - May 1976), the Alcan strike (Jun 1976 - Aug 1977), the Hotel Vancouver strike (Jun - Jul 1977), and the British Columbia Ferry Corporation strike (Oct - Nov 1977).

Loaned for filming by Brian McCutcheon, University of Victoria, 1978.

Weiler, Paul. Vancouver; Chairman, British Columbia Labour Relations Board

William N. Chant interview : [Reimer, 1975 & 1976 : part 1]

CALL NUMBER: T1378:0010 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): The Department of Public Works, fiscal policy and comments on unions PERIOD COVERED: 1955-1976 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Plans for the development of the parliamentary precinct. Comments on the construction of the Museum and Archives complex. Comments on tight fiscal control exercised by Treasury Board. Fires in 1957: the Birdcages and Government House. Chant's interest in the University of Victoria. TRACK 2: Comments on the confidentiality of Treasury Board and cabinet. The Sommers case and comments on political integrity. The 1956 election. Chant's negative comments about organized labour and reaction to them. Discussion of some labour issues: closed shops, compulsory arbitration, public service collective bargaining, and the right to strike in the public sector.

CALL NUMBER: T1378:0011 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Labour relations and economic development in British Columbia : 1953-1972 PERIOD COVERED: 1953-1972 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Pressure groups. Civil Service strike, 1959, and Chant's negative reaction to it. The Carruthers report. Comments on union power and the "closed shop". Problems of commercial monopolies such as the banks. Monetary theory. Economic development in northern B.C. TRACK 2: The plans of Wenner-Gren. More on economic development. Comments on the proper role of governments. The economic system in B.C. CALL NUMBER: T1378:0012 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Comments and opinions of a Social Credit cabinet minister PERIOD COVERED: 1953-1976 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: The takeover of the B.C. Electric Co. Social Credit a "free enterprise" party. More on the takeover of B.C. Electric Co. Dominion-provincial relations. Language problems in Canada. Chant's negative opinions of P.E. Trudeau. TRACK 2: The morality of P.E. Trudeau. The duties of an elected representative. Chant's strengths and weaknesses as a minister. Press relations. The use of telephones; within the public service. Chant a member of Canadian Club and rotary.

CALL NUMBER: T1378:0013 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Social life, Phil Gaglardi, the B.C. Building and the 1972 election PERIOD COVERED: 1953-1972 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: The social side of cabinet duties: state balls, royal visits. Chant's views in favour of the monarchy. Chant's personal support of the Red Ensign as the official flag of Canada. Phil Gaglardi: Chant's lack of personal confidence in him; Chant declines to attend Gaglardi's reinstatement to cabinet; Bennett and Gaglardi. Chant had no "special" friends within the cabinet. Relations between W;.A.C. Bennett and Chant. The planning for the large government building in Vancouver. TRACK 2: More on the 55-story building in Vancouver. Bennett's personal interest in this project. Discussion of the conduct of cabinet meetings. Violent incident in New Westminster during the 1972 election campaign.

CALL NUMBER: T1378:0014 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): The federal Social Credit Party and early B.C. Social Crediters PERIOD COVERED: 1948-1976 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Relations between the federal and provincial wings of the Social Credit Party. Influence of the Alberta Socreds in B.C. Alberta influences directed against Chant. Discussion of the 1951 by-election in Esquimalt. The federal Social Credit Party. TRACK 2: The B.C. Socred ministers took part in varying degrees in federal elections. Chant's comments on the federal Socred leaders: Solon Low, Robert Thompson, Real Caouette. Federal organizing and finances. The split between the federal and provincial wings of the party and Chant's reaction to it. 1962 federal leadership convention. Comments on the roles of Major A.H. Jukes, Peer Paynter and Lyle Wicks in the Social Credit League in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

CALL NUMBER: T1378:0015 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Chant as the Minister of Public Works PERIOD COVERED: 1953-1972 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Design and execution of the fountains at the Vancouver Courthouse and the Parliament buildings. Projects of which Chant was particularly proud. More on the B.C. Building, Vancouver. Bennett's interest in the B.C. Building. Problems with the B.C. Building. The Bank of British Columbia. TRACK 2: Bennett's attitudes towards confederation. Bennett's notion of a guaranteed annual income. Chant accepted no gifts from contractors. Comments on the Legislature. Comments on Robert Bonner's departure from the cabinet, 1968. Considerations in the calling of elections.

CALL NUMBER: T1378:0016 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): A cabinet minister's life PERIOD COVERED: 1953-1972 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Chant discusses cabinet procedures and elections. The period between the 1972 defeat and the NDP takeover of the administration. The 1966 electoral redistribution. Practical and political considerations in redrawing electoral boundaries. TRACK 2: The defections of Don Marshall and Scott Wallace to the Conservatives. Chant's assessment of W.A.C. Bennett as a leader. Comments of Waldo Skillings, Don Smith and Lydia Arsens. Security in the vicinity of the Legislature. General security for the public buildings. Chant's secretary. Chant's decision to retire. Chant's negative feelings towards socialism. Chant describes a typical working day.

CALL NUMBER: T1378:0017 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Personal reflections PERIOD COVERED: 1953-1976 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: The work of administering a department. Chant's personal scheduling. Travel. The Social Credit organization in Victoria. Chant's relations with various Victoria city councils. Assessment of the new government of W.R. Bennett. Personal reflections on a life in public office. Main interests and influences: motive power, economic theory, Christianity. The influence of Christianity on Chant's thinking. [TRACK 2: blank? End of interview.)