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Commission Into Matters Connected With Occupants of Land Leased by the North Pacific Lumber Company (1913)

  • GR-0798
  • Series
  • 1913-1915

The commissioner, Judge of the County Court of New Westminster, Frederic W. Howay, was appointed 2 July 1913, to investigate all matters regarding settlers on land in the Chilliwack River area leased by the North Pacific Lumber Company. Under an ...

British Columbia. Commission into the matters connected with the occupants of land comprised in the timber leases held by The North Pacific Lumber Company [1913]

Commission Into All Matters Affecting the Value of Lands of the Former Songhees Reserve Apportioned to the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway and the Canadian Northern Railway (1914)

  • GR-0803
  • Series
  • 1914

The commissioner, Judge of the County Court of New Westminster, Frederick W. Howay, was appointed 6 January 1914 to investigate all matters concerning the value of two parcels of former Songhees land which had been apportioned to the Esquimalt Nan...

British Columbia. Commission Into All Matters Affecting the Values of Lands Forming Part of the Former Songhees Reserve and Apportioned to the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway and the Canadian Northern Railway [1914]

Commission on the Proposed Severance of Shaughnessy Heights from the Municipality of Point Grey (1914)

  • GR-0797
  • Series
  • 1914

The commissioner, Herbert W.R. Moore, was appointed to inquire into all matters connected with the proposed severance of Shaughnessy Heights from the municipality of Point Grey and the incorporation of Shaughnessy Heights as a separate municipalit...

British Columbia. Commission on the Proposed Severance of Shaughnessy Heights from the Municipality of Point Grey (1914)

Records on the Pacific Great Eastern Railway

  • GR-0799
  • Series
  • 1914-1924

The commissioner, Justice of the County Court William A. Galliher, was appointed on 20 February 1924 in response to a resolution and subsequent petition to the Lieutenant Governor by delegates at a convention of the Provincial Party. The petition...

British Columbia. Commission on the Pacific Great Eastern Railway (1924)

Royal Commission on Electoral Redistribution (1914)

  • GR-0807
  • Series
  • 1914-1915

The commissioners, Supreme Court Justices Mr. Aulay Morrison and Mr. William Alexander Macdonald, were appointed 18 July 1914 to inquire into the establishment and creation of new electoral districts and to define boundaries with "regard to a...

British Columbia. Royal Commission on Electoral Redistribution (1914)

Commission of Inquiry Into the Accident in the Number One Slope of South Wellington Coal Mines (1915)

  • GR-0805
  • Series
  • 1915

The commissioner, Supreme Court Justice Mr. Denis Murphy, was appointed 29 May 1915, to inquire into the February 1915 accident in the South Wellington mine which resulted in the deaths of nineteen miners. He was also directed to investigate the ...

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry Into the Accident in the Number One Slope of South Wellington Coal Mines (1915)

Commission on the Explosion in B North Mine, Coal Creek (1915)

  • GR-0804
  • Series
  • 1915

The commissioner, Justice of the Peace John Stewart of Ladysmith, was appointed 13 March 1915 to inquire into causes of an explosion in this Kootenay district coal mine operated by the Crow's Nest Pass Company. Commission records consist of ...

British Columbia. Commission on the Explosion in B North Mine, Coal Creek (1915)

Commission on the 1916 By-Election in Vancouver (1917)

  • GR-0811
  • Series
  • 1916-1917

The commissioners were Justice of the Court of Appeal Mr. William Alfred Galliher (Chairman) and Supreme court Justices Mr. Denis Murphy and Mr. William Alexander Macdonald. They were appointed by the Election Inquiry Act (BCS 1917, c 21) on 19 M...

British Columbia. Commission on the 1916 By-Election in Vancouver (1917)

Commission on the Sale by Public Auction, 1909, of Suburban Lands in the New Westminster Land District (1916)

  • GR-0808
  • Series
  • 1916

The commissioner, Vancouver lawyer Robert Wilson Harris, was appointed 28 April 1916 to investigate the sale and all dealings, transfers, payments, etc. of certain suburban lands in Point Grey in district lots 139, 140, 176, 538, 540, 206, 217 and...

British Columbia. Commission on the Sale by Public Auction, 1909, of Suburban Lands in the New Westminster Land District (1916)

Records with regard to Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway belt lands

  • GR-0791
  • Series
  • 1916

Justice F.B. Gregory was appointed August 3, 1916 to investigate claims to Crown Grants by settlers who occupied or improved lands located within the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway belt prior to December 19, 1883. Also, Gregory was to investigate ...

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry Into Certain Claims Respecting Lands Situated Within the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Land Belt [1916]

Commission of Inquiry under the Fort George Election Inquiry Act (1917)

  • GR-0801
  • Series
  • 1917

The commissioner, Judge of the County Court of Atlin, Frederick McBain Young, was appointed by statute (BCS 1917, c. 20), on 19 May 1917 to investigate the conduct of the election and all persons concerned with it. This was in response to allegat...

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry under the Fort George Election Inquiry Act (1917)

Commission to Investigate Charges Made by John S. Cowper (1917)

  • GR-0810
  • Series
  • 1917

The commissioner, Supreme Court Justice Mr. Francis B. Gregory, was appointed 24 April 1917. This commission is commonly know as the Cowper Commission because of the charge made in the Legislative Assembly by member John S. Cowper alleging that f...

British Columbia. Commission to Investigate Charges Made by John S. Cowper (1917)

Commission on the Overseas Vote in Connection With the British Columbia Prohibition Act (1917)

  • GR-0870
  • Series
  • 1917

The commissioners, all Members of the Legislative Assembly, David Whiteside (chairman), F.A. Pauline, and C.F. Nelson, were appointed under the provisions of the Prohibition Overseas Vote Investigation Act (1917, c. 50) to investigate "all th...

British Columbia. Commission on the Overseas Vote in Connection With the British Columbia Prohibition Act (1917)

Commission on the Economic Conditions and Operations of the British Columbia Electric Railway Co. and Subsidiary Companies (1917)

  • GR-0809
  • Series
  • 1917

The commissioner, Adam Shortt, former federal civil service commissioner, was appointed 11 July 1917 to investigate the economic conditions and operations of the British Columbia Electric Railway Co. and its subsidiaries and also to investigate pu...

British Columbia. Commission on the Economic Conditions and Operations of the British Columbia Electric Railway Co. and Subsidiary Companies (1917)

Correspondence

  • GR-0689
  • Series
  • 1919-1927

File (No. 011704) of correspondence, including the commissioners' report, re the Commission of inquiry under section 171 of the Water Act (1914) to investigate irrigation matters in the vicinity of Vernon involving the White Valley Irrigation...

British Columbia. Water Rights Branch

Commission on Health Insurance (1919-1921)

  • GR-0706
  • Series
  • 1919-1948

Records of the Commission appointed by the government of B.C. in 1919 to study the question of maternity insurance and health insurance. Includes correspondence, proceedings and reports of the Commission and submissions to the Commission. There i...

British Columbia. Commission on Health Insurance

Commission to Consider, Investigate and Inquire Into the Matter Set Out in Section 58 of the Local Improvement Act (1920)

  • GR-0812
  • Series
  • 1920

Commissioner George E. Hancox was appointed to investigate inequalities in the taxation of property owners in connection with the paving of Kingsway, Vancouver. The records consist of the transcript of proceedings.

British Columbia. Commission to Consider, Investigate and Inquire Into the Matter Set Out in Section 58 of the Local Improvement Act (1920)

Royal Commission Re Albert Richard Baker, Chairman of the Game Conservation Board (1921)

  • GR-0800
  • Series
  • 1921-1922

The commissioner, Vancouver police magistrate Henry Curtis Shaw, was appointed 21 November 1921 to investigate allegations of malpractice against Albert R. Baker as chairman of the Game Conservation Board and also eighteen specific charges preferr...

British Columbia. Royal Commission Re Albert Richard Baker, Chairman of the Game Conservation Board

Commission on Coal (1921)

  • GR-0869
  • Series
  • 1921

The commissioner, Alexander Henderson of Vancouver, was appointed to inquire generally into matters relating to or affecting the price of coal to consumers in British Columbia. Specifically, the commissioner investigated the costs of coal product...

British Columbia. Commission on Coal [1921]

Commission on the Allegations of John A. Gauthier (1927)

  • GR-0874
  • Series
  • 1923-1927

The commissioner, Supreme court Justice Mr. Aulay Morrison, was appointed to investigate allegations made by former liquor broker John Alphons Gauthier who imputed improper conduct to the Minister of Public Works, W.H. Sutherland, and alleged that...

British Columbia. Commission on the Allegations of John A. Gauthier

Royal Commission on Mental Hygiene (1925)

  • GR-0865
  • Series
  • 1925-1928

The Commissioners were appointed December 30, 1925 to study the problem of the increasing numbers of persons maintained in the Provincial Mental hospitals. The records include correspondence, material gathered in the research process, reports to ...

Royal Commission on Mental Hygiene

Commission to Enquire Into the Economic Conditions in the Several Areas under Irrigation Projects, 1927

  • GR-0314
  • Series
  • 1927

Submissions to the commission (4 vols.), final report (1 vol., 2 copies), exhibits (1 vol..). The enquiry examined the following areas: Glenmore Irrigation District, Grand Forks I.D., Heffley Creek I.D., Naramata I.D., Peachland I.D., Rutland I.D....

British Columbia. Commission to Enquire Into the Economic Conditions in the Several Areas under Irrigation Projects, 1927

Commission Regarding Campaign Funds (1927)

  • GR-0872
  • Series
  • 1927

This commission resulted from a Dominion Royal Commission into customs matters which revealed that liquor interests had made large contributions to the campaign funds of both political parties in British Columbia. This matter was investigated fur...

British Columbia. Commission Regarding Campaign Funds (1927)

Commission on Allegations of Frank Carlow (1927)

  • GR-0873
  • Series
  • 1927

The commissioner, Supreme Court Justice Mr. Aulay Morrison, was appointed to investigate allegations made by liquor agent Frank Robert Carlow that public business had been improperly transacted by the government of British Columbia and that the go...

British Columbia. Commission on Allegations of Frank Carlow (1927)

Commission on Projectionists and Kinematographs (1927)

  • GR-0909
  • Series
  • 1927

The commissioner, James M. Coady, a Vancouver barrister, was appointed to investigate motion picture theatre projection rooms and procedures. In the interest of public safety, he was to address such issues as the number of projectionists in a mult...

British Columbia. Royal Commission re Projectionists and Kinematographs

Commission on Saanich Secession (1928)

  • GR-0875
  • Series
  • 1928-1929

Commissioner Judge Peter S, Lampman was appointed to investigate complaints the taxation of rural properties in Saanich. Records of the commission include transcripts of proceedings of hearings, exhibits and the report.

British Columbia. Royal Commission re Saanich Secession

Milk Inquiry Commission (1928)

  • GR-0871
  • Series
  • 1929

The commissioners, Frederick Moore Clement (chairman), Dean of Agriculture, University of British Columbia (UBC), Dr. Hibbert Winslow Hill, Director of Laboratories UBC, and Vancouver barrister George Ernest Hancox, were appointed to inquire into ...

British Columbia. Milk Inquiry Commission, 1928

Commission on the Kelowna Police (1929)

  • GR-0903
  • Series
  • 1929-1930

The commissioner, Lindley Crease K.C., was appointed to inquire into accusations made by Provincial Police Constable Paul Corrigan of Kelowna Police and into accusations by members of the Kelowna Police against Corrigan. Commission records consis...

British Columbia. Commission on the Kelowna Police (1929)

Royal Commission on State Health Insurance and Maternity Benefits

  • GR-0707
  • Series
  • 1929-1932

Records of the Royal Commission appointed in 1929 to study the question of health insurance and maternity benefits. Includes correspondence, proceedings, and reports of the commission and submissions to the Commission.

British Columbia. Royal Commission on State Health Insurance and Maternity Benefits

Royal Commission Investigating the fruit industry (and inter-related conditions) of the districts territorially known as the Okanagan, Kootenay and Kettle River (1930)

  • GR-0904
  • Series
  • 1929-1930

The commissioner, William Sanford Evans, was appointed to investigate the value of land, irrigation, water supply, farming, and fruit-growing, varieties of produce, packing, distribution, marketing, manufacture of by-products, storage and transpor...

Royal Commission Investigating the Fruit Industry (and interrelated conditions) of the Districts Territorially Known as the Okanagan, Kootenay, and Kettle River of the Province of British Columbia

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