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Allan Williams : [press conferences, Feb-1977 - Jan-1978]

CALL NUMBER: T1146:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Allan Williams: Press conference about the Workers' Compensation Board RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 197702-16 & 03-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Labour minister Allan Williams announces the firing of the Workers' Compensation Board, 16-Feb-1977. TRACK 2: Williams press conference following a meeting with the BC Federation of Labour; also, reaction of Len Guy, BCFL secretary, 17-Mar-1977. CALL NUMBER: T1146:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Allan Williams: Press conference about the Workers' Compensation and the Revelstoke dam RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1977-02-17 & 28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Labour minister Allan Williams names the new Workers' Compensation Board, 17-Feb-1977. TRACK 2: Williams says he will not stop preparatory work on the Revelstoke Dam. Also, Williams reacts with surprise to the initial position of the IWA on their upcoming contract talks, 28-Feb-1977. CALL NUMBER: T1146:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Allan Williams: Press conference on labour and Native land claims RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1977-03-01 & 04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Labour minister Allan Williams comments on a meeting with the BC Federation of Labour, and expresses his opposition to provincial wage controls, 01-Mar-1977. TRACK 2: Williams comments on the subject of the native land claims of the Stuart-Trembleur Indians, 04-Mar-1977. CALL NUMBER: T1146:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Allan Williams: News conference regarding "cut off lands" RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1977-03-17 & 18 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Labour minister Allan Williams discusses an upcoming meeting with Native groups about "cut off lands", 17-Mar-1977. TRACK 2: News conference following the first-ever meeting between federal government, provincial government and Native groups on the subject of native land claims relating to the "cut off lands" question, 18-Mar-1977: Philip Joe, Warren Allmand, and Allan Williams. CALL NUMBER: T1146:0005 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Allan Williams: On unemployment and Revelstoke dam appeal RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1977-04-14 & 21 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Labour minister Allan Williams comments on continuing high unemployment, 14-Apr-1977. TRACK 2: Williams on the appeal by SPEC concerning the Revelstoke Dam, 21-Apr-1977. CALL NUMBER: T1146:0006 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Allan Williams: Discusses Bill 92 RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1977-10-19 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a news conference, Allan Williams announces the introduction of Bill 92, the Essential Services Disputes Act, and details its provisions, 19-Oct-1977. TRACK 2: Williams discusses the provisions of Bill 92 in a press conference. He emphasizes that the Bill is not intended to affect the private sector, but to prevent strikes and lockouts in the public sector, 19-Oct-1977. CALL NUMBER: T1146:0007 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Allan Williams: Discusses Revelstoke dam project and Nisga'a land claims RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1977 & 1978 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a news conference, Labour Minster Allan Williams announces that the Revelstoke Dam project will be allowed to proceed under BC Hydro direction. He details the functions and responsibilities of the various officials, organizations and committees involved in the project. He also suggests the creation of an organization independent of BC Hydro to estimate energy requirements, and that existing energy legislation be reviewed; 12-Sep-1977. TRACK 2: At a Federal-Provincial Labour Ministers conference, Williams releases the provincial government position on Nisga'a land claims. B.C. takes the position that aboriginal title does not exist. Williams discusses in general the status of Indians in B.C. and states that Indians themselves must be involved in any solutions. He states that it is the provincial government's responsibility to make the Indians' future a more equitable one; 25-Jan-1978.

B.C. Hydro film productions

The sub-series consists of film produced by or the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority during the years 1961-1984. The films document the construction of major dams and hydro-electric plants at Arrow Lake, Duncan Lake and Mica Creek in the Columbia River basin and the W.A.C. Bennett (Portage Mountain) Dam on the Peace River, as well as the Revelstoke and Seven Mile projects of the 1970s. From the late 1970s and early 1980s, there is a group of public relations films on alternative energy sources and energy conservation. Also included are films on the Burrard Thermal Generating Station at Ioco, a Greater Vancouver bus route, and safety procedures for linemen, as well as some unedited footage and TV commercials.

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

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0099 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979 SUMMARY: Premier Bennett on BCRIC, amendments to BCRIC Act, 1979 session.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0100 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Rafe Mair RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979 SUMMARY: Rafe Mair on Japanese ownership of fisheries.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0101 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979 SUMMARY: Vander Zalm on handicapped transit.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0102 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979 SUMMARY: Vander Zalm on conflict of interest legislation.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0103 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Vander Zalm song ; Elwood Veitch RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Vander Zalm song at Kamloops mini-convention, April 1979. TRACK 2: [Elwood] Veitch.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0104 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Elwood Veitch ; Sam Bawlf ; Grace McCarthy RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: [Elwood] Veitch. TRACK 2: Bawlf; McCarthy; 1979 election.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0105 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Williams (etc.) on Vogel RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979 SUMMARY: Williams, etc., on Vogel.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0106 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Williams ; Hewitt denies RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Williams on Catholic teacher appeal. TRACK 2: Hewitt denies split between BC Hydro and the government.;

BC Radio News : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., 1980 - undated]

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0283 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Robert Bonner (Victoria Rotary) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-03-04 SUMMARY: Robert Bonner at the Victoria Rotary Club.;

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0284 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dr. Alex Manderville (BCMA president) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980 SUMMARY: Dr. Alex Manderville, president of the BCMA.;

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0285 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Hewitt ; Spettifore RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980 SUMMARY: James Hewitt and [?] Spettifore.;

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0286 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Phillips RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980 SUMMARY: Don Phillips on coal deal details.;

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0287 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Stupich RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980 SUMMARY: Dave Stupich -- reaction to 1980-81 budget.;

BC Radio News : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., February 1980]

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0295 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bob McClelland ; eaction from Norm Olsen & Art Williams RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-02-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Bob McClelland, with reaction from Norm Olsen (BC Hydro), Art Williams (Westcoast Transmission), and David Anderson. TRACK 2: More on energy policy, and Bill Ritchie on being caucus chief.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0296 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bob Skelly RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-02-04 SUMMARY: Bob Skelly on energy policy.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0297 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Hugh Curtis ; Bill Vander Zalm RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-02-05 SUMMARY: Hugh Curtis on third quarter report; Bill Vander Zalm on revenue sharing.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0298 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): David Helliwell speech RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-02-07 SUMMARY: David Helliwell speech to Men's Canadian Club.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0299 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-02-14 SUMMARY: Dave Barrett on "dirty tricks".; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0300 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Williams RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-02-14 SUMMARY: TRACKS 1 & 2: [Allan?] Williams on "dirty tricks".; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0301 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Garde Gardom RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-02-19 SUMMARY: Garde Gardom on federal election.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0302 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-02-27 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett on "seven-year uranium itch".; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0303 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-02-29 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett on throne speech.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0304 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-02-29 SUMMARY: Dave Barrett reacts to throne speech.;

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

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0216 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-06-05 SUMMARY: Dave Barrett on "all kinds of stuff" [various items].; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0217 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Finance bills debate RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-06-19 SUMMARY: Finance bills debate.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0218 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): NDP MLA Colin Gabelman RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-06-19 SUMMARY: NDP MLA Colin Gabelmann on Alert Bay inquiry.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0219 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Politicians not morons : reaction to David Suzuki statement, McGeer RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-06-19 SUMMARY: "Politicians not morons": Pat McGeer reaction to David Suzuki statement.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0220 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Lorne Nicolson RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-06-21 SUMMARY: Lorne Nicolson on BC Hydro, and others [who?] won't let bill pass.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0221 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-06-22 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett returns from Ottawa.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0222 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett ; Bill Vander Zalm RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-06-22 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier's news conference upon his return from meeting Joe Clark. TRACK 2: Bill Vander Zalm.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0223 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-06-27 SUMMARY: Dave Barrett travelling to Mideast.;

BC Radio News : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., June-July 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0040 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Attorney General Garde Gardom RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-06-21 SUMMARY: Attorney General Garde Gardom on the Family Relation Act.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0041 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-06-21 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett on the Ekhardt Commission on Election Reform.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0042 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Health minister Bob McClelland RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-06-27 SUMMARY: Health Minister Bob McClelland on amendments to the Heroin Treatment Act.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0043 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): NDP leader Dave Barrett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-06-28 SUMMARY: NDP leader Dave Barrett on his economic mission to Europe, the results of the Legislative session, and the Heroin Treatment Act.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0044 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Provincial Secretary Grace McCarthy RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-07-06 SUMMARY: Provincial Secretary Grace McCarthy on settlement of the "Princess Marguerite" [strike?], one -day shut down, and maximum tourism statistics.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0045 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Attorney General Garde Gardom RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-07-07 SUMMARY: Attorney General Garde Gardom announces a task force on Motor Vehicle laws.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0046 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): BC Hydro chairman Robert Bonner RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-07-12 SUMMARY: BC Hydro chairman Robert Bonner on pressurized, fluidized bed combustion [for] coal-fired power generation.;

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 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.

Bill King : [press conferences, etc., 1977]

CALL NUMBER: T0701:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill King comments on alleged political blacklist RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-02-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: MLA William King (NDP, Revelstoke-Slocan) comments on an alleged "political blacklist", February 2, 1977. [TRACK 2: blank.]

CALL NUMBER: T0701:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill King comments on Hydro chief Robert Bonner's other responsibilities RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: MLA Bill King (NDP, Revelstoke-Slocan) questions whether Hydro chairman Robert Bonner, with his many other directorships and assorted responsibilities, has sufficient time to carry out his duties to the crown corporation. King also questions whether there might not be a conflict of interest between Bonner's responsibilities at Hydro and his duties at other private firms. Questioned by reporters, King outlines the other positions that Bonner holds. [TRACK 2: blank.]

British Columbia Electric Railway Company Victoria branch records

The series consists of records created by the Victoria Branch of the BCER Company between 1867 and 1967. The records, including those of predecessor companies, are grouped in seven categories: Administration, Light and Power, Transportation, Advertising and Publicity, Shortt Commission (1917), Miscellaneous and Maps

Administration includes financial records (accounts, appropriations, reports of corporate officials, salary ledgers - which reflect company organization - etc.).

Light and Power includes reports and statistics re power production and consumption, substation journals, engineering reports on the progress of the Jordan River development, Jordan River powerhouse journals (1912-1966), Goldstream powerhouse journals, records of predecessor companies as well as Public Utility Commission reports and appraisals of BCER property (1939).

Transportation includes internal reports, correspondence and financial records of predecessor company (National Electric Tramway and Lighting Company, Victoria Electric Railway and Lighting Company, Consolidated Railway Company).

Advertising and Publicity includes advertising files of copy and newspaper ad schedules, clipping books of newspaper ads and news items.

Shortt Commission records consist of 3 volumes containing proceedings, evidence exhibits and the report.

Miscellaneous includes some statistical data on rivers in BC some score books of the Jordan River Athletic Club as well as minutes and club files of the BC Electric Tennis Club.

Maps includes 9 maps of various systems and dams.

British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority films

  • GR-3354
  • Series
  • 1945-1984

The fonds consists of industrial, engineering, and public relations films created for or by British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority and its predecessors (the British Columbia Electric Company and the British Columbia Power Commission) from 1945 to about 1984. This material includes 164 unique film items in 16 mm film, each containing one or more printing elements such as prints, sound tracks, negative reels, selected out-takes and unedited footage. In some cases, there are no edited prints, only miscellaneous reels of footage.

Most of the BC Electric and BC Hydro films are the work of Vancouver producer Lew M. Parry. The fonds also includes a number of non-Hydro films produced by Parry, as well as a selection of prints and film material relevant to BC which had been circulated through (or stored at) Hydro's film library.

British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority

Charles Ferber interview

CALL NUMBER: T3332:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Financial administration of the Social Credit government, 1952-1972 (part 1) PERIOD COVERED: 1906-1972 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-02-18 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: C.J. Ferber discusses his background, training, and work as a chartered accountant, and his entrance into the civil service as deputy comptroller-general during the Coalition years. The 1952 election, the beginning of the Social Credit era of government, and Ferber's promotion to the position of Comptroller-General. Impressions of W.A.C. Bennett, Einar Gunderson and J.V. Fisher. Duties and functions as Comptroller-General. Responsibilities and relationship within the government. Control of government expenditure. TRACK 2: Mr. Ferber discusses the issuing of special warrants for government expenditure. W.A.C. Bennett as a financial policy-maker. The comptroller-general as financial administrator. The role, function and operation of Treasury Board. Explanation of the budgetary process during the time of W.A.C. Bennett's administration. Attitudes toward deficit-financing.;

CALL NUMBER: T3332:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Financial administration of the Social Credit government, 1952-1972 (part 2) PERIOD COVERED: 1952-1972 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-02-18 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: C.J. Ferber discusses the subject of deficit financing in government, debt reduction and Crown Corporations. The method which the government of W.A.C. Bennett employed to eliminate the public debt of B.C. The possible dangers for governments building up large amounts of contingent liabilities. The Social Credit policy of "Pay as you go". During Ferber's years as Comptroller-General, British Columbia's public accounts were the clearest in Canada. The difference between budgetary and non-budgetary items in public accounts. [TRACK 2: blank; end of interview.];

Columbia River Treaty lectures collection

  • PR-2256
  • Collection
  • 1974

The collection consists of audio recordings of thirteen talks on the topic "Perspectives on the Columbia River Treaty", presented at Simon Fraser University from January to April 1974, presumably as part of a course. The speakers include federal and provincial politicians, B.C. Hydro officials, treaty advisors and officials, and Canadian and American academics.

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