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Commission on Liquor Licences at Ladysmith (1907)

  • GR-0740
  • Series
  • 1907

This series consists of the report and evidence of the Commission to Enquire into the Standing of the Liquor License Granted to James Hill, One of the Proprietors of the Cecil Hotel in the City of Ladysmith, and Into the Conduct of the License Commissioners for the City of Ladysmith or Any of Those in Connection with Said License, 1907.

British Columbia. Commission to Enquire into the Standing of the Liquor License Granted to James Hill, One of the Proprietors of the Cecil Hotel in the City of Ladysmith, and Into the Conduct of the License Commissioners for the City of Ladysmith or Any of Those in Connection with Said License

Commission to Investigate Claims of Squatters on Crown Lands in the District of Kootenay (1908)

  • GR-0743
  • Series
  • 1908

This series consists of the records of the Commission to Investigate Claims of Squatters on Crown Lands in the District of Kootenay, 1908. Records include letters patent appointing the Commissioner, report and evidence presented at the hearing in Creston.

British Columbia. Commission to Investigate Claims of Squatters on Crown Lands in the District of Kootenay (1908)

Commission to Ascertain the Facts in Connection With the Proposed Sale of Government Property at Laurel Point in Victoria Harbour (1906)

  • GR-0744
  • Series
  • 1905-1906

This series consists of records of the British Columbia. Commission to Ascertain the Facts in Connection With the Proposed Sale of Government Property at Laurel Point in Victoria Harbour, 1908, commonly known as the Pendray Commission. Records include letters patent, report, transcripts of evidence presented at proceedings and exhibits.

British Columbia. Commission to Ascertain the Facts in Connection With the Proposed Sale of Government Property at Laurel Point in Victoria Harbour (1906)

Royal Commission on Taxation (1911)

  • GR-0786
  • Series
  • 1911-1912

This series consists of the records of the Royal Commission on Taxation, 1911. Commission records consist of transcripts of evidence presented at proceedings and the published synopsis and full report of the Commission (note dated 1934 attached to published reports refers to original as missing).

British Columbia. Royal Commission on Taxation (1911)

Royal Commission on the Incorporation of Courtenay, B.C. (1914)

  • GR-0790
  • Series
  • 1913-1914

This series consists of the records of the Royal Commission on the Incorporation of Courtenay, B.C., 1914. Commission records consist of a Provincial Secretary file on the incorporation of Courtenay which contains the original signed report, exhibits presented at the hearings, petitions in favour of and opposed to incorporation, and correspondence.

British Columbia. Royal Commission on the Incorporation of Courtenay, B.C. (1914)

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

  • GR-0798
  • Series
  • 1913-1915

This series consists of the records of the Commission into the matters connected with the occupants of land comprised in the timber leases held by The North Pacific Lumber Company , 1913-1915. Commission records consist of typewritten transcripts of evidence presented at the proceedings, argument on behalf of the North Pacific Lumber Company and the report in which he recommended a settlement with the company.

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 on the 1916 By-Election in Vancouver (1917)

  • GR-0811
  • Series
  • 1916-1917

This series consists of records of the Commission on the 1916 By-Election in Vancouver, 1916-1917. Commission records consist of transcripts of evidence presented at proceedings, exhibits and the commissioners original signed report.

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

Documents prepared for the Royal Commission on the Coasting Trade (1954-1955)

  • GR-0814
  • Series
  • 1941-1954

This series consists of documents prepared and accumulated by the Bureau of Economics and Statistics for British Columbia's case before the Board of Transport commissioners for removal of the mountain differential freight rate, 1948; and brief to the Royal Commission on the Coasting Trade, 1954.

British Columbia. Bureau of Economics and Statistics

Commission on Road Users Charges (1958-1959)

  • GR-0815
  • Series
  • 1958-1959

This series consists of records of the Commission of Inquiry into Road-user Charges, 1958-1959. Records include report, proceedings, exhibits and correspondence.

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry into Road-user Charges [1958]

Commission on Coal (1921)

  • GR-0869
  • Series
  • 1921

This series consists of the records of the Commission on Coal, 1921. The records include transcripts of proceedings of hearings, exhibits, Mining engineer, R.G.E. Leckie's report and accountant P.A. Foster's report. Also included is the commissioner's report in which he recommended that the short ton be used in government compilations and all sales, dealers be licensed and required to submit monthly returns, that coal stocks be accumulated during summer months, grading standards be adopted, combines be dissolved, and an effort be made to reduce freight rates on both land and water.

British Columbia. Commission on Coal [1921]

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

  • GR-0870
  • Series
  • 1917

The series consists of the records of the Commission on the Overseas Vote in Connection With the British Columbia Prohibition Act, 1917. Commission records include transcripts of proceedings for the eleven days of hearings in London during June and July 1917.

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

Commission Regarding Campaign Funds (1927)

  • GR-0872
  • Series
  • 1927

This series consists of the records of the Commission Regarding Campaign Funds, 1927. Commission records consist of correspondence, proceedings, exhibits and the report in which the commissioners stated that they found no evidence to support the charges.

British Columbia. Commission Regarding Campaign Funds (1927)

Commission on Mount Douglas Park (1930)

  • GR-0905
  • Series
  • 1930-1931

This series consists of the records of the Commission on Mount Douglas Park, 1930-1931. Unit consists of Letters Patent appointing the commissioner, correspondence, exhibits, notes, photographs, submissions and the report.

British Columbia. Commission on Mount Douglas Park

Commission on School Taxation (1947)

  • GR-0920
  • Series
  • 1947-1948

This series consists of records of the Commission on School Taxation, 1947-1948. Commission records include the Provincial Secretary file P5 which contains correspondence, vouchers, and copy of Letters Patent appointing the commissioners; commission correspondences files; transcripts of evidence presented at the hearings; commissioners' notes; briefs; and reports.

British Columbia. Commission on School Taxation (1947)

Inquiry into scaling at Shoal Island log sort as requested by The Honourable T.M. Waterland, Minister of Forests on behalf of the Lieutenant Governor-in-Council

  • GR-2050
  • File
  • 17 Jun. 1985

The consists of a photocopy of a report to the Hon. T. M. Waterland, Minister of Forests, from Donald T. Grant, R.P.F., Regional Manager, Vancouver Forest District, regarding charges by forest companies of inaccuracies in log scaling at the Shoal Island Dry Land Sort facility, near Crofton. The report contains a chronological history of the inquiry, a full discussion of the conflict, supporting statistician reports, final submissions, and conclusions and recommendations.

Parties involved included Dougan Logging; G.W. Cox and Sons Logging; John Reid and Associates; Kyoquot Logging; Traer and Mahood Contractors; White and Davidson Logging.

British Columbia. Ministry of Forests (1976-1986)

Public inquiry records

  • GR-2899
  • Series
  • 1974

A Public Inquiry, under section 728 of the Municipal Act, re the Corporation of the District of Surrey, Donald S. White, Esq., Commissioner: report of the Commissioner, January 28, 1974. The Commissioner was appointed by Order in Council 1586/73 to Inquire into (1) the affairs of the Corporation of Surrey involving land transactions and re-zoning applications, and any involvement therein of members of Council, officials or employees since January 1, 1971, (2) whether information gathered in the pursuit of official business was disclosed for private advantage, and (3) any matter affecting the good government of Surrey that may come to the attention of the Inquiry.

British Columbia. Dept. of Municipal Affairs

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 firms in B.C. during 1938 and 1944.

British Columbia. Bureau of Economics and Statistics

Inquiry on Mobile Homes in British Columbia

  • GR-0266
  • Series
  • 1975

The series consists of records created by the Inquiry on Mobile Homes in British Columbia (also known as the Audain Commission) in 1975. It includes minutes of hearings (with a list of briefs presented at the hearings) in Kamloops, Cranbrook, Penticton, Kelowna, Chilliwack, Nelson, Victoria, Nanaimo, Prince George, Terrace, Surrey; a report (printed); and briefs submitted to the Commission.

British Columbia. Inquiry on Mobile Homes in British Columbia

Commission on the Provincial Gaol at Kamloops, 1898

  • GR-0477
  • Series
  • 1898

This series consists of records of the Commission on the Provincial Gaol at Kamloops, 1898, including a typewritten report of Commissioner Albert Beck, correspondence, and handwritten notes of evidence.

British Columbia. Commission on the Provincial Gaol at Kamloops, 1898

Commission on School District Administrative Costs (1983)

  • GR-2949
  • Series
  • 1983

This Commission was established by Education Minister, the Hon. William Vander Zalm in 1983 to examine school district operations, including administrative costs. Mark William Sager (Chairman) and Allan G. Stables were appointed as commissioners. Hearings were held in several BC communities but hearings were suspended when the provincial election was called. This collection includes the Interim Report of the Commission, the submissions, and the administrative files.

This Commission (also known as the Sager Commission) was established by Education Minister William Vander Zalm to examine school district operations, including administrative costs. Mark William Sager (Chairman) and Allan G. Stables were appointed as Commissioners. Hearings were held in Cranbrook, Castlegar, Kamloops, Kelowna, and Prince George. The hearings scheduled for Dawson Creek, North Vancouver, New Westminster, Surrey, Terrace, Campbell River, Nanaimo, Victoria, Chilliwack and Vancouver were suspended when a provincial election was called. The Interim Report of the Commission on School District Administrative Costs summarizes the mandate, commitment, findings and recommendations of Messrs. Sager and Stables; it is found in Box 1.

British Columbia. Commission on School District Administrative Costs (1983)

Supervisors of Assessors and Agencies files

  • GR-0879
  • Series
  • 1909, 1920-1923

This series consists of files kept by R. Ross Napier in his capacity as Supervisor of Assessors and Government Agencies, including agency folders with inspections and reports on personnel. In the addition, the series contains files on special projects: Merville fire relief, Lang Bay, Britannia Beach flood relief, investigations of Liquor Board, and refugees of the 1923 Yokohama earthquake. The series also includes a body of files created in 1909 by the Grading Commissioners appointed pursuant to the Civil Service Act to adjust salary levels and classification of servants.

British Columbia. Supervisor of Assessors and Agencies

Commission of Inquiry into Educational Finance

  • GR-0916
  • Series
  • 1944-1946

The series consists of records related to the Commission of Inquiry into Educational Finance, 1944-1946. Records include 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 commissioner's signed report (1945) and a copy of the published report (1945).

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

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

  • GR-0917
  • Series
  • 1944-1947

The series consists of records of the Royal Commission Appointed to Inquire into Health and Accident Insurance Associations Operating in the Province of British Columbia, 1944-1947. The records consist of the Provincial Secretary file 145-19 which contains correspondence, vouchers, copy of Letters Patent appointing the Commissioner; transcripts of evidence presented at the proceedings; and briefs and exhibits. Also included is the report in which the Commissioner recommended that the societies should be compelled to become licensed under the Insurance Act because they operate for the sole purpose of insuring members and carrying on an insurance business.

The series is arranged into the following sub-series:
A. Correspondence
B. Proceedings
C. Briefs, Exhibits (for list of exhibits see file 2, box 1)
D. Commission Reports

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

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

  • GR-0919
  • Series
  • 1946-1947

This series consists of the records of the Commission on Provincial-Municipal Relations, 1946-1947. Commission records include Provincial Secretary file 145-23 which contains correspondence, vouchers and a copy of the Letters Patent appointing the commissioner; commission correspondence; transcripts of evidence presented; briefs; submissions; subject files; questionnaires on municipal finances and services; and the report. Proceedings were held in Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Nanaimo, Prince Rupert, Prince George, Nelson, Trail, Kamloops and Kelowna.

British Columbia. Commission on Provincial-Municipal Relations

Records with regard to Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway belt lands

  • GR-0791
  • Series
  • 1916

This series consists of the records of the Commission of Inquiry Into Certain Claims Respecting Lands Situated Within the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Land Belt, 1916. This commission was also known as Settlers' Rights Commission. Commission records include correspondence, claims submitted by settlers to the Commission and other miscellaneous records. No report has been found.

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

Vancouver City Police Force Inquiry

  • GR-0735
  • Series
  • 1955-1956

The series consists of records of the Vancouver City Police Force Inquiry. Records include 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 Reginald Hibbert Tupper; and 35 volumes of evidence in transcript form and transcripts of proceedings (1955-1956). Volumes 1, 2, 4 and 5 of the transcripts of evidence were never received by the BC Archives.

British Columbia. Vancouver City Police Force Inquiry

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