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Commission on Mount Douglas Park (1930)

  • GR-0905
  • Series
  • 1930-1931

The commissioner, Oscar Chapman Bass, Deputy Attorney General, was appointed to inquire into the management, regulation, protection and control of Mount Douglas Park in Greater Victoria. F.A. Graham, a resident of Victoria, had charged that the p...

British Columbia. Commission on Mount Douglas Park

Commission on Chiropractic and Drugless Healing (1931)

  • GR-0906
  • Series
  • 1931-1932

The commissioner, Supreme Court Justice Mr. Denis Murphy, was appointed by OIC 1158/1931 to inquire in order to determine which of the chiropractors practicing in the province were duly qualified chiropractors within the terms of the Medical Act, ...

British Columbia. Royal Commission on Chiropractic and Drugless Healing

Royal Commission on Municipal Taxation (1933)

  • GR-0802
  • Series
  • 1933-1934

The commissioners, judge of the County Court of Vancouver, Andrew M. Harper (chairman) and Alexander McDonald Paterson, Reeve of Delta Municipality, were appointed on 22 May 1933. They were charged with investigating all matters relating to munic...

British Columbia. Royal Commission on Municipal Taxation (1933)

Commission on Coal and Petroleum Products, 1934

  • GR-0686
  • Series
  • 1934-1938

Exhibits, transcripts of proceedings, secretary's notebook of proceedings, working papers and report.Exhibits Filed Separately

British Columbia. Coal and Petroleum Products Commission [1934]

Various reports from Department of Municipal Affairs

  • GR-0395
  • Series
  • 1936-1954

Report of the Board of Arbitration established under the Residence and Responsibility Act (1936), including correspondence of the Board pertaining to cases arbitrated; report of the Commission of Inquiry into Educational Financing (Cameron Report,...

British Columbia. Dept. of Municipal Affairs. Office of the Minister

Commission on the Home of the Friendless (1937)

  • GR-0907
  • Series
  • 1937

Commissioner H. Irvine Bird was appointed to inquire into the administration of the Home of the Friendless which operated at Burnaby and West Summerland. The Home provided care for elderly and mentally retarded persons, among others. This access...

British Columbia. Royal Commission re the Home of the Friendless [1937]

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

  • GR-0912
  • Series
  • 1937

The series consists of the records of the Commission of Inquiry held in 1937 under Judge J. Charles McIntosh, which investigated the labour dispute between Burns & Company of Vancouver and its employees.The records consist of correspondence an...

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

Commission on the Beban Mine Disaster (1937)

  • GR-0908
  • Series
  • 1937

The commissioner, Ridgeway R. Wilson, mining engineer, was appointed to investigate the flooding of the Beban Mine and Extension on 11 June 1937 and to determine if negligence on the part of mine officials or government inspectors had led to the f...

British Columbia. Commission on the Beban Mine Disaster (1937)

Commission on Welfare Institutions and Nursing Homes

  • GR-0911
  • Series
  • 1939

Commissioner George E. Hancox was appointed to investigate all matters concerning the conduct and operation of welfare institutions as defined by section 2 of the Welfare Institutions Licensing Act (BCS 78, 1937). This accession includes correspo...

British Columbia. Commission on Welfare Institutions and Nursing Homes [1939]

Commission on Natural Products Marketing (British Columbia) Act (1941)

  • GR-0913
  • Series
  • 1941-1943

The commissioner, Vancouver County Court judge, Andrew M. Harper, was appointed to inquire into the operation and administration of marketing boards and their agencies, established under section 4 of the Natural Products Marketing (British Columbi...

Natural Products Marketing Act Commission

Commission on Police Administration in New Westminster (1942)

  • GR-0910
  • Series
  • 1942

The commissioner, County Court of New Westminster Judge Frederic W. Howay, was appointed to investigate police administration in the City of New Westminster as a result of allegations made by New Westminster alderman Edward C. Mills who charged th...

British Columbia. Commission on Police Administration of the Corporation of the City of New Westminster [1942]

Inquiry Into the Administration of Mount View High School

  • GR-0914
  • Series
  • 1943-1944

This Inquiry was established by OIC1096 8 July 1943; John Owen Wilson was appointed as sole Commissioner to inquire into the administration of Mount View High School (Saanich), particularly the methods of discipline and alleged excessive corporal ...

British Columbia. Inquiry Into the Administration of Mount View High School

Royal Commission on Health and Accident Insurance Associations Operations in British Columbia (1944)

  • GR-0917
  • Series
  • 1944-1947

The commissioner, Vancouver barrister and solicitor, John Alexander Grimmett, was appointed to inquire into the operation and administration of societies which operate in B.C. under the provisions of the Societies Act and offer benefits or service...

British Columbia. Royal Commission Appointed to Inquire into Health and Accident Insurance Associations Operating in the Province of British Columbia

Royal Commission on Death Benefit Societies (1944)

  • GR-0915
  • Series
  • 1944-1947

The commissioner, Vancouver barrister and solicitor, Arthur Justin Cowan, was appointed to inquire into the operation of death benefit societies ("life insurance clubs"), the soundness of their plans or methods and the financial stabilit...

British Columbia. Royal Commission on Death Benefit Societies

Commission of Inquiry into Educational Finance

  • GR-0916
  • Series
  • 1944-1946

The series consists of Provincial Secretary file 145-20 (1944-1946) which contains correspondence, vouchers and copy of the order in council appointing Maxwell A. Cameron as the commissioner; 75 briefs (1945) presented to the commission; the commi...

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry into Educational Finance [1944]

Commission on Forest Resources (1943-1945)

  • GR-0520
  • Series
  • 1944-1946

Transcripts of proceedings and argument, exhibits, correspondence, secretary's record book of sittings and subject index to proceedings. This Commission of Inquiry under the Public Inquiries Act was established by Order-in-Council 1781 of 3...

Commission of Inquiry into the Chiropody Act

  • GR-0918
  • Series
  • 1945-1949

The series consists of Provincial Secretary file 145-21 which contains correspondence, vouchers and a copy of the letters patent appointing Andrew Miller Harper as the commissioner (1945-1949), commission correspondence (1945-1947), proceedings (1...

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry into the Chiropody Act [1945]

Submission to Commission on Forest Resources, 1943

  • GR-0181
  • Series
  • 1945

The series consists of two copies of a three volume submission to the Royal Commission on Forestry by the Bureau of Economics and Statistics. It includes a statement showing the amount of timber held under all types of tenure, by individuals and ...

British Columbia. Bureau of Economics and Statistics

Health and Welfare Accounting Division correspondence

  • GR-0341
  • Series
  • 1945-1969

Correspondence pertaining to reciprocal agreements with other provinces respecting tuberculosis patients; statements of policy and procedure respecting various health facilities; correspondence and memos regarding accounts for various public inqui...

British Columbia. Dept. of Health and Welfare. Accounting Division

Royal Commission on Doukhobor Affairs (1947)

  • GR-0921
  • Series
  • 1946-1947

Harry Joseph Sullivan was appointed commissioner to inquire into disturbances in Doukhobor settlements in British Columbia. Records include correspondence, transcripts, exhibits (indexed), and an interim report. No final report was issued.

Royal Commission on Doukhobor Affairs (1947)

Commission on Provincial-Municipal Relations in British Columbia (1946)

  • GR-0919
  • Series
  • 1946-1947

The commissioner, Montreal barrister H. Carl Goldenberg, was appointed to inquire into the performance of municipal functions and services in British Columbia as well as the relations between the municipalities and the provincial government. Commi...

British Columbia. Commission on Provincial-Municipal Relations

Commission on Dyking, Drainage and Irrigation (1946)

  • GR-0680
  • Series
  • 1946

Transcripts of proceedings, exhibits and correspondence. Dyking, Drainage and Irrigation Inquiry List of Witnesses Hearings at Pitt Meadows Municipal hall, Pitt Meadows, B.C., 9:30 am Standard Time, July 9, 1946. Hearings in Rutland Com...

British Columbia. Commission on Dyking, Drainage and Irrigation (1946)

Commission on School Taxation (1947)

  • GR-0920
  • Series
  • 1947-1948

Commissioners for this inquiry were H. Allan Maclean, Assistant Deputy Attorney General (chairman), Benjamin C. Bracewell, Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs, J.T. Clark, Surveyor of Taxes, R.R.F. Sewell, Secretary of the Union of B.C. Municipal...

British Columbia. Commission on School Taxation (1947)

Commission on Workmen's Compensation (1949-1952)

  • GR-0384
  • Series
  • 1949-1952

Transcripts of proceedings, exhibits, correspondence and draft report.

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry relating to the Workmen's Compensation Act and Board [1949]

Public Inquiry Into Matters Concerning the Conduct of the Business of the City of Port Alberni (1950)

  • GR-0923
  • Series
  • 1950

The commissioner of this inquiry was Benjamin C. Bracewell, Deputy Minister and Inspector of Municipalities. This inquiry was convened under section 510 of the Municipal Act to determine if the municipal government of the city of Port Alberni was...

British Columbia. Public Inquiry Into Matters Concerning the Conduct of the Business of the City of Port Alberni (1950)

Commission of Inquiry Regarding Mrs. Donald Ritchie and the Loss of Her Unborn Child (1951)

  • GR-0922
  • Series
  • 1951

The commissioner, Supreme Court Justice Mr. Herbert Spencer Wood, was appointed to investigate allegations in the press, and elsewhere, that Mrs. Donald Ritchie of Vancouver lost her unborn child because of her inability to gain admission to hospi...

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry Regarding Mrs. Donald Ritchie and the Loss of Her Unborn Child (1951)

Commission of Inquiry Regarding Daniel Leroy Sanger (1951)

  • GR-0924
  • Series
  • 1951-1952

The commissioner, Victoria County Court judge Herbert Howard Shandley, was appointed to inquire into the circumstances surrounding the incarceration and death of Daniel LeRoy Sanger at Oakalla Prison farm. Commission records include Provincial Se...

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry Regarding Daniel Leroy Sanger (1951)

Inquiry into the Circumstances of Landslides at Whatshan

  • GR-0925
  • Series
  • 1953-1954

The series consists of argument of counsel, transcripts of evidence presented at the proceedings (1953-1954), exhibits (1953-1954), and Commissioner Clyne's original signed report with bound copy (1954). Although the BC Archives never receiv...

British Columbia. Inquiry into the Circumstances of Landslides at Whatshan

Commission on the Milk Board (1954-1955)

  • GR-1426
  • Series
  • 1954-1955

The commissioner, Supreme Court Justice J.V. Clyne, was appointed to determine investigate the price paid to milk producers and any other matters concerning the production, marketing and distribution of milk in the province. The records consist of...

British Columbia. Royal Commission on Milk [1954]

Vancouver City Police Force Inquiry

  • GR-0735
  • Series
  • 1955-1956

The series consists of the Commission Secretary's minutes and list of exhibits (1955-1956); a letter to the Attorney-General's office (1955); an unsigned memorandum; the interim report (1955) and the final report (1956) by Commissioner R...

British Columbia. Vancouver City Police Force Inquiry

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