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Bennett, William Richards, 1932-2015 Victoria (B.C.)
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[Bennett -- #1]

News item. Bill Bennett speaks: "Governments should be elected to do things for people, not to them. And yet in British Columbia, we have a growing civil service that brings in more restrictions, a bureaucracy that's greater in British Columbia than the sum total of the numbers of people in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba combined, and government costs in British Columbia have gone to just over $300 per person in 1967 to over $1,300 per person in 1975. What we need is a government that serves people, not restricts peple as they have in British Columbia."

[Bennett -- #2]

News item. Bill Bennett says that people between 25 and 64 are a "forgotten group". These people are the ones who pay for all the "costs and funds of government", but they do not get that much in return. They especially need help to build or buy homes.

[Premier Bennett re: throne speech]

News item. Premier Bennett talks with press regarding the throne speech. Highlights: (1) No discrimination will be shown towards sellers of Autoplan insurance. Rates will be based on drivers' records. (2) The federal government has been asked by the Socreds to protect the rights of BC, both inside and outside its borders, under the terms of the constitution. (3) The new Social Credit government will make all the decisions that relate to the development of "acceptable" energy resources in BC. Premier Bennett refers to solar energy as one of the "exotic powers", and then says that "We don't have the technology in BC . . . to develop them."

[Swearing-in new cabinet]

News item. Footage shows the swearing-in procedure in a somewhat abbreviated form for the TV cameras. Sam Bawlf comments on plans to develop "new programs". Premier Bill Bennett says: "We're looking for innovation and new ideas, and that will demand fresh people from time to time."

[Bennett donates day's pay]

News item. Premier Bennett talks to the press about the October 14th Day of Protest. He says, "Those who are advocating that our people leave their jobs on October 14th are not aware of the traditions that built this country." However, he says he agrees with "the right to protest," and encourages protesters to give their day's pay to the United Way, "which helps thousands of disadvantaged in our society."

[Legislature opening]

News item. Premier Bennett with the press. He says: "Running for the Legislature isn't coming down and passing laws to restrict every other group in our society". On restraint: "The MLAs in our party, and we as a government, are prepared to do more than talk about it. -- we are prepared to exhibit leadership . . . in both private and public sectors." NDP MLAs comment: "Promise of vague things to come . . . There is the theme of restraint running through it . . . ." Socreds using the financial situation as "justification" to erode the opposition. Promise of increased assistance for people between ages of 55 and 59 under the Guaranteed Annual Income for Need Act. King on need: "It's the kind of mentality that has politicians playing God in terms of determining whether or not people are in need." Conservative MLA, Scott Wallace, is fairly positive, but says: "It doesn't have any specific advisers". The whole speech, he says, is concerned with the financial difficulties and "the restraint that must be exercised." He doubts the wisdom of "taking the tax off property for people over 65, regardless of their income."

[Trudeau -- Bennett]

News item. Press conference summary. Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Bennett both agree that the government restraint is necessary at all levels. They also agree that a referendum would only be needed in Quebec (not a national one).


News item. Premier Bill Bennett: "We have a basic economy now that does generate some employment." Chronically ill children are to get a better breakdown on medication costs. It's the philosophy of this government," says Bennett, "to provide some equity to all the citizens, and not just special interest groups." A lengthy discussion of tourism follows, in which Bennett blames the 1975 drop in tourism on the NDP Minister of Highways. Bennett says he will encourage more people to hold their conventions in Victoria. NDP MLA Dave Barrett also has a "philosophy" of government. He chastises the Premier for putting more emphasis on generating tourist traffic in the Okanagan, rather than on Vancouver Island. He comments on the Throne Speech and predicts that government aid for Ocean Falls and Cancel will dry up. Premier Bennett predicts economic growth and a gradual move away from a "boom and bust" economy. Conservation MLA Scott Wallace comments on the Throne Speech. Barrett says that B.C.'s economic problems are "getting worse" and forecasts a threat to crown corporations competing in the forest industry.

[CHEK-TV news film -- July-December 1978 and January-April 1979]

Stock shots. 1. Fire on the dock. Shots of burnt shipyard. 2. Police & victim at Tolmie Apartments; gunshot? 3. Bank of Montreal vandalism. 4. Air Canada balloon in front of the Empress Hotel. 5. The tall ship "Eagle" enters the Inner Harbour. 6. Projectionist at the Odeon Theatre. 7. Visit by Prince Philip. 8. Police in action - dusting for fingerprints. 9. Fire at an older building, near the Salvation Army building. 10. Cedar Hill Community Centre - police investigating in the fields. 11. Brentwood College School - fire damage. 12. Inflatable roof. 13. Miniature submarine "Pisces IV" being sent to Ottawa. 14. Experimental aircraft. 15. Fire damage at a school. 16. Night shots of fire at Gorge Vale Apartments; daytime survey of damage. 17. Sooke Lake reservoir. 18. Unidentified state visit - military parade. 19. Airport arrival. 20. Fire at sea. Rescue operations. The freighter "G.B. Church". 21. Caterpillar munching away - aerial shots of forest. 22. Prince Charles welcomed by Premier Bill Bennett. Colour Guard. 23. Prince Charles giving speech and departing. 24. Sidney Fire Department pumper.

[Premier W.R. Bennett, ca. 1978]

News footage. Miscellaneous footage of Premier W.R. Bennett. On an open-line talk show at the CJVI radio studio, he discusses a study of the proposed fixed link to Vancouver Island. At a press conference, he compares federal subsidies to east and west coast provinces. At the Legislative Buildings, he welcomes Washington Governor Dixy Lee Ray, discusses the sale of gas to the U.S.A., takes part in "The Big Run for Little Brothers", etc.

[CHEK-TV news film -- December 1979 and January-August 1980]

Stock shots. 1. Flood scenes - houses awash, roads washed out, etc. 2. Seaspan's Santa in the Inner Harbour. 3. More floods and washouts. 4. CUPE Local 727 on strike in a flood. 5. Snowstorm - car wrecks and toboggans. 6. Small oil spill? Divers. 7. Premier Bill Bennett and unidentified woman [Bella Abzug?]. 8. More flood footage. 9. CPR train wreck. 10. Flotsam and jetsam on the beach. Clean-up. 11. Burst pipes in Chinatown. 12. Nuns demonstrating. 13. Fire - good action shots. 14. BC Hydro pickets. 15. Glenshiel Hotel - seniors demonstrating. 16. Student rally against tuition increase. 17. Demonstration in front of the Legislature. 18. Royal visit - [given the date, probably Princess Alexandra]. 19. Lambrick Park Secondary - vandalism. 20. Sooke Forest Products. 21. Reception - Prince Charles and Grace McCarthy. 22. Damaged aircraft - light planes. 23. Airport arrival [of ?]. 24. Satellite dish at Legislature. 25. Fernwood News. 26. Fire at the British Columbia Provincial Museum. 27. Village Green Inn in Duncan. Police artist sketches. 28. Airport arrival - [state visit?]. 29. "The Daily Colonist" shuts down. 1858-1980. The last issue. 30. Moving a house through city streets. Saanichton School. 31. A satellite dish or telescope [?] on the Legislature lawn.

[CHEK-TV news film -- May-November 1979]

Stock shots. 1. Outdoor speech - Pierre Trudeau. 2. Joe Clark. 3. Ship in harbour - the "Chavez". 4. Small freighter "Samarkanda" being unloaded. Police boat; gunny sacks. 5. Naval vessel. 6. Colour Guard at the Legislature. Lieutenant-Governor [presumably Bell-Irving] reviewing troops. Demonstrations re: Rock Creek, Cheekye-Dunsmuir power line. Premier Bill Bennett and cabinet ministers. 7. Demonstration at Harbour Square re: BC Buildings Corporation. 8. Colonist newspaper headline re: Sandanista victory. 9. Harmac strike banner - PPWC Local 8. 10. Pickets in front of the Empress Hotel. 11. Evangelical baptisms - field service. 12. Water bombing - blazing forests. 13. Interior of cathedral interior - unidentified dignitary. 14. BC Ferry aground on the rocks. Damage review. 15. Forest fire and water bombers. 16. Craigdarroch Castle. 17. Victoria Conservatory of Music. 18. Sketch of masked person. 19. BC Ferry & Marine Workers Union - on strike. 20. Submarine. 21. Fire - unidentified location. 22. The Raeside cartoon of "Vander Zalm picking the wings off a fly". 23. Flag raising outside Legislature. 24. James Bay Lodge. 25. Royal Trust Building. Police and military personnel. [A bomb or hostage taking incident?]

[CHEK-TV news film -- Bennett, hospital]

Stock shots. 1. Jean Chretien and other politicians make speeches. 2. Unidentified interview. 3. Construction project. 4. Royal Jubilee Hospital -- nurses, exteriors. 5. Victoria General Hospital, Northern Component -- drawings and models. 6. Dr. D.R. Carlow -- Medical Director. 7. [Jim Nielsen?] 8. Construction site prior to start. 9. Ribbon cutting ceremony. 10. Mount Tolmie Hospital. 11. Juan de Fuca Hospital. 12. Labour unrest. 13. Premier W.R. Bennett -- cabinet swearing-in ceremony. 14. Dave Barrett. 15. W.R. Bennett in track suit, jogging at a school. 16. W.R. Bennett in office. 17. Provincial government newsletter. 18. Different shots of W.R. Bennett -- indoors and outdoors.

[CHEK-TV news film -- public demonstrations]

Stock shots. Footage of strikes and demonstrations in Victoria and vicinity. 1. Camosun College support staff - CUPE Local 2081 - picketer. 2. Picket line at Administrative Centre, Greater Victoria School Board. CUPE Local 2081, Camosun College. 3. Pickets - re: Bill 46, labour rally. 4. Handicapped people demonstrating at Legislature. 5. Anti-Trident protesters on zodiacs in the Inner Harbour. Colour Guard. 6. "Save the whales - foil the hydrofoil." 7. Anti-nuclear demonstration. 8. "ICBC rates unfair." 9. Anti-sealing demonstration. 10. Demonstration against use of 2,4-D. 11. Boaters demonstrating re: moorage rates. 12. "Save Youth Services" demonstration. 13. Premier W.R. Bennett with protesters and media. 14. Rally protesting Ministry of Health [Bob McClelland?]. 15. Pro-choice rally. 16. Pro-life rally. 17. Environmentalists rally. 18. Demonstration against sewage dumping. 19. Pro-lifers. 20. Unemployed rally. 21. "Kids want a bus" rally. 22. Demonstration against Raven Lumber. 23. Pro-life demonstration. 24. Native rights/housing march and demonstration. 25. Rally against Bill 15.

[CHEK-TV news film -- political people, reel 3]

Stock shots. Footage of political personalities from Victoria and Vancouver Island. 1. Lieutenant-governor & Premier W.R. Bennett at Legislature opening. 2. [Lord Mountbatten?] 3. Lieutenant-Governor Walter Owen. 4. Sam Bawlf - Social Credit cabinet minister) and Victoria MLA. 5. [Unity Task Force Member?] 6. Charles Barber - NDP MLA (Victoria). 7. Same as above - outside Legislature. 8. Joe Clark - leader of Conservative party, with local MPs Don Munro and Alex MacKinnon. 9. Bill Vander Zalm - Social Credit Minister of Municipal Affairs. 10. Dave Barrett - NDP Leader of Opposition. 11. Pat McGeer - Social Credit Minister of Education, re: tunnel. 12. [Federal Minister of Small Business?] 13. [Political pollster?] 14. Dave Barrett - NDP Leader of Opposition - bashing Socreds, calls for election. 15. Same as #13 above. 16. Governor-General Ed Schreyer. 17. Ed Broadbent - federal NDP leader. 18. Jean Chretien - Liberal MP and cabinet minister. 19. Pierre Trudeau - Prime Minister (1978 election?). 20. Joe Clark - at Victoria Airport.

[CHEK-TV news film -- Construction, Victoria, 1978-1981]

Stock shots. 1. BC Resources Investment Corporation (BCRIC) bearer share. 2. Unknown person. 3. Dave Barrett. 4. Premier Bill Bennett receiving BCRIC share. 5. Victoria International Airport -- construction. 6. Old building (maybe a theatre). 7. The Royal Theatre (Famous Players). 8. Architectural drawings and Salvation Army mission. 9. Wrecking ball at work -- Old Town portion of downtown Victoria. 10. Saanich water supply. 11. McPherson Theatre. 12. Gazebo. 13. Construction -- Ewing and Young Buildings, Camosun College (Lansdowne Campus). 14. Highway and Bailey bridge. 15. Townhouse development. 16. Downtown Victoria street development. 17. Tillicum Mall -- construction. 18. Blanshard Street. 19. Ribbon-cutting -- Premier Bill Bennett. 20. Downtown projects. 21. Waddling Dog Inn. 22. Synagogue. 23. Vic West community development.

[CHEK-TV news film -- fishing, farming, logging]

Stock shots. 1. Fish boat -- fire, Coast Guard helicopter. 2. Spawning salmon. 3. Fish processing plant. 4. Fish boat. 5. Fish hatchery. 6. Threshing machine. 7. Farm scenes -- cabbages and apples. 8. Lumber mill. 9. Bumper boats; fallers at work. 10. Horse logging. 11. Train on trestle. 12. Premier Bill Bennett wearing hard hat. 13. Helicopter logging. 14. Tree planting. 15. Pulp and paper mill. 16. Canmet, Bells Corners complex. 17. On board ship. 18. Loading newsprint rolls.

[CHEK-TV news film -- harbour, bridge, convention centre

Stock shots. 1. Boeing jetfoil -- unidentified interview, jetfoil at dock. Other interviews. 2. "Princess Marguerite" being towed. 3. Johnson Street bridge. 4. New information centre -- construction. 5. Old factories and warehouses. 6. Inner Harbour. 7. Demolition crew. View from top of bridge. 8. Interview with Sam Bawlf [?]. 9. Bridge repairs. 10. Public speakers at meeting [City Council?]. 11. Architectural plans for Wharf Street. 12. Premier W.R. Bennett. Hugh Curtis. 13. Exterior shots -- Opposition MLA [?] and Hugh Curtis. 14. Models of Inner Harbour, Wharf Street. 15. Jimmy Pattison.

[CHEK-TV news film -- various, #1]

Stock shots. 1. Lunar eclipse. 2. Train -- seen from the engine. 3. Hostel -- biking and back-packing. 4. Weather station. 5. Pipe organ repairs. 6. Harbour scene and architectural plans for development. [Brentwood Bay?] 7. Log booms. 8. Vehicle inspection station. 9. Beautiful British Columbia Magazine -- building, crates, foreign language issues. 10. Tall ship with four-masts. 11. Mushroom picking. 12. Rock carving -- petroglyphs. 13. "Resolution 13" to Premier W.R. Bennett. 14. Moving a piano. 15. Blessing the fleet [?]. Mass performed at the Inner Harbour. 16. Ticketing cars downtown -- upset meter man. 17. Fox Theatre -- Quadra Theatre [later the Roxy]. 18. Submarine. 19. Good Shepherd animal shelter -- animals. 20. Police and photographer in jewelry store. 21. Scenic cottage. 22. Shipyard -- dry-dock; "Adriatik"; " Pierre Radisson". 23. Submarine interiors -- H.M.S. "Conqueror". 24. Newspaper office -- "The Victorian." 25. People in historical costume -- "Princess Marguerite" [maybe inaugural run?] -- Queen Victoria, Captain Cook, etc. "Princess Marguerite" at sea. 26. Unidentified politician; Clive Jackson. 27. Letter re: "Princess Marguerite". 28. Unidentified politician. 29. Premier Bill Bennett with petition (or some other rolled-up paper).

Solidarity march and rally, Vancouver, 15 October 1983

RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1983-10-15 SUMMARY: Location recording of the Solidarity Coalition-sponsored march and rally in Vancouver on 15-Oct-1983. The march went from B.C. Place Stadium through downtown Vancouver to Queen Elizabeth Plaza, where the rally took place. This was possibly the largest political demonstration in British Columbia history. The recording includes conversation among marches, chants, musical performances, speeches, and poetry readings.