Showing 34 results

Archival description
Bennett, William Richards, 1932-2015 Federal-provincial relations (Canada)--British Columbia
Print preview View:

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

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0154 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-04-05 SUMMARY: Dave Barrett on several election topics.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0155 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-04-05 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett on the sale of Ocean Falls.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0156 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett ; Dave Barrett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-04-05 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett on Ocean Falls; Barrett on several topics regarding the upcoming election.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0157 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bob McClelland RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-04-05 SUMMARY: Bob McClelland on hospitals.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0158 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Prime Minister Trudeau RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1979-04-06 SUMMARY: Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau speaks to Victorians.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0159 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett (speeches) RECORDED: Kamloops (B.C.), 1979-04-07 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett's keynote address at Kamloops. TRACK 2: Bennett's dinner speech at Kamloops.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0160 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Elwood Veitch RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-04-09 SUMMARY: Elwood Veitch to Socred [convention?], 6 April 1979.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0161 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Charles Barber ; Gordon Hansen RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1979-04-11 SUMMARY: Charles Barber at his nomination meeting; Gordon Hansen is his running mate, as in 1975.;

BC Radio News : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., August 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0047 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Finance minister Evan Wolfe RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-08-03 SUMMARY: Finance minister Evan Wolfe on first quarter financial report.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0048 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Municipal Affairs minister Hugh Curtis RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-08-04 SUMMARY: Municipal Affairs minister Hugh Curtis on homeowner's grants and the Urban Transit Authority.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0049 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Health Minister Bob McClelland RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-08-09 SUMMARY: Health Minister Bob McClelland on nurse's resignations at Vancouver General Hospital.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0050 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Finance minister Evan Wolfe RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-08-11 SUMMARY: Finance minister Evan Wolfe announces the provincial takeover of Vancouver General Hospital.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0051 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Finance minister Evan Wolfe RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-08-22 SUMMARY: Finance minister Evan Wolfe on announced federal spending reductions.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0052 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Agriculture minister Jim Hewitt RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-08-24 SUMMARY: Agriculture minister Jim Hewitt on vegetable marketing boards.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0053 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Finance minister Evan Wolfe ; Human Resources DM John Nobel RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-08-25 SUMMARY: Finance minister Evan Wolfe and Deputy Minister of Human Resources John Noble on federal changes to gas and oil prices, family allowances and pensions.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0054 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Attorney General Garde Gardom RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-08-29 SUMMARY: Attorney General Garde Gardom on pornography.;

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

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0271 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Jack Kempf ; [Ellen?] MacKay RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-12-04 SUMMARY: Jack Kempf and [Ellen?] MacKay on Social Credit caucus firings.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0272 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-12-04 SUMMARY: Bill Vander Zalm on budgets.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0273 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-12-06 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett on "dirty tricks".; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0274 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Vic Stephens RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-12-06 SUMMARY: Vic Stephens on "dirty tricks".; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0275 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Evan Wolfe ; Dan Campbell RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-12-07 SUMMARY: Evan Wolfe on Carr's [sic]. Dan Campbell loses his temper.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0276 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Hugh Curtis RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-12-11 SUMMARY: Hugh Curtis on federal budget.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0277 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-12-12 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett on "dirty tricks".; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0278 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-12-12 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett on budget and "dirty tricks".; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0279 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-12-14 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett on federal election and Tory defeat.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0280 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dan Campbell RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-12-17 SUMMARY: Dan Campbell resigns.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0281 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett Christmas message, 1979 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-12-17 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett's Christmas message, 1979.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0282 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Lieutenant Governor's Christmas message, 1979 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-12-17 SUMMARY: Lieutenant Governor's Christmas message, 1979.;

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

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0123 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Evan Wolfe ; Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-01 SUMMARY: Evan Wolfe on welfare; municipal; Bill Bennett on BC Federation of Labour not meeting with the government.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0124 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pat Hibbert (President of the BC Federation of Agriculture) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-01 SUMMARY: Pat Hibbert, president of the BC Federation of Agriculture, on committee reports.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0125 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett on Bill Vander Zalm's "frog song" RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-01 SUMMARY: Premier Bennett on Bill Vander Zalm's "frog song".; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0126 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Tom Waterland RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-01 SUMMARY: Waterland reacts to new federal modernization programme.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0127 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Tom Waterland RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-02 SUMMARY: Tom Waterland on the federal forests subsidy.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0128 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): John Fryer RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-07 SUMMARY: John Fryer; beginning of smoking ban in government buildings.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0129 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Barbara Wallace RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-08 SUMMARY: Barbara Wallace criticises the agricultural committee.;

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 1980]

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0312 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Brian Smith RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-06-06 SUMMARY: Brian Smith -- privileges committee. [1.5 hours]; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0313 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett ; Pat McGeer and Krist. RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-06-07 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett. TRACK 2: UBC -- McGeer and Krist.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0314 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-06-09 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett, after Ottawa trip.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0315 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-06-14 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett -- BC dumps Ottawa on coal deal.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0316 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Phillips RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-06-19 SUMMARY: Don Phillips -- no BC money for Ridley Island.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0317 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Rafe Mair RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-06-20 SUMMARY: Rafe Mair on Heroin Treatment Act and BC appeal court decision.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0318 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bob McClelland ; Dennis Cocke RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-06-20 SUMMARY: Bob McClelland and Dennis Cocke on BC appeal court decision regarding the Heroin Treatment Act.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0319 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Hugh Curtis RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-06-26 SUMMARY: Hugh Curtis -- order for cutback.;

BC Radio News : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., September 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0055 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Hugh Curtis RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09-01 SUMMARY: Hugh Curtis on changes to seniors' rent subsidies (i.e., the SAFER program).; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0056 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Sam Bawlf RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09-12 SUMMARY: Sam Bawlf questioned on drugs.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0057 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Sam Bawlf RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09-13 SUMMARY: Sam Bawlf's final press conference.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0058 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Federal Northern and Indian Affairs Minister Hugh Faulkner RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09-25 SUMMARY: Federal Indian and Northern Affairs Minister Hugh Faulkner on federal/provincial parks policy.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0059 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Economic Development minister Don Phillips RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09-25 SUMMARY: Economic development minister Don Phillips releases a letter to the federal government regarding the Vancouver trade and convention centre.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0060 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Human Resources minister Bill Vander Zalm RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09-26 SUMMARY: Human Resources minister Bill Vander Zalm on the future of the Surrey emergency shelter.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0061 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Federal Northern and Indian Affairs minister Hugh Faulkner RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09-26 SUMMARY: Indian and Northern Affairs minister Hugh Faulkner press conference following a conference on national parks policy.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0062 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Environment Minister Jim Neilsen RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09-27 SUMMARY: Environment Minister Jim Neilsen announces a public inquiry into uranium mining standards.;

[B.C., Ottawa -- coal]

News item. Present to sign BC's North East Coal Fields Agreement, to provide BC develoment with federal government assistance are: Otto Land, Federal Minister of Energy and Mines; BC Premier Bill Bennett; Jim Chabot, BC's Minister of Mines; and Don Phillips, MLA for Dawson Creek and Peace River. Phillips says this development will permit BC to provide a greater amount of the coal consumed by metallurgical industries world-wide.

[Bennett]

News item. At a luncheon, Premier Bill Bennett speaks at length about the discussions he has had with the other provincial premiers at the Ottawa conference. He discusses concerns about the economy, the cost and growth of government, the impact of government restrictions on the private sector, etc. He says, despite NDP claims of a deficit, the province will have a financial surplus and continues to grow.

[Bennett's press conference]

News item. Premier Bill Bennett discusses his party's progress since it came into power in December 1975. He discusses intergovernmental relations, regional representation on national boards and commissions, and correlating provincial and regional government policies with those of the federal government. He states that this region doesn't have an adequate voice in decision-making about national policy.

Bill Bennett : [European economic mission, etc., August-September 1977]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0073 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Confederation and economic conditions -- Financial Times interview RECORDED: London (England), 1977-08-26 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett talks with Financial Times reporter John Griffiths in London. Bennett discusses confederation and says that Canada, as presently constituted, will survive. Calls for greater power for the provinces; says the major issue in Canada is the economy; unemployment and inflation; calls for common federal/provincial national economic policy; talks about problems facing BC and western Canada; need for secondary industry; tariff policy; transportation policy; discusses the Social Credit policy to balance the books; says creation of new jobs and capital investment is up; says BC's economy is strongest in Canada; says best potential for economic growth in the province lies in the forest industry and the mining industry, especially thermal and metallurgical coal; Northeast; coal; Alcan pipeline. TRACK 2: Bennett says oil and gas exploration are up; discusses implication of the Alcan pipeline. 26 August 1977.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0074 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference RECORDED: Brussels (Belgium), 1977-09-16 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: At a Brussels news conference, Premier Bill Bennett discusses current and future BC development in the areas of energy and industry, 16 September 1977. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Bill Bennett : [European economic mission, etc., August-September 1977]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0052 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : Financial Post interview on European economic mission RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-08-29 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed by Jack Schriener of the Financial Post, 29 August 1977, on the subject of the B.C. economic mission to Europe.; CALL NUMBER: T1707:0053 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : Business Week interview on BC's natural resources and BCRIC RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-09-06 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed by Mary Ann McNellis of Business Week, 6 September 1977.; CALL NUMBER: T1707:0054 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : Daily Telegraph interview on BC and its future prospects RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-09-06 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed by Nora Beloff of the London Daily Telegraph, 6 September 1977.; CALL NUMBER: T1707:0055 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference on European mission RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-09-07 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett at a news conference on his European economic mission, 7 September 1977.; CALL NUMBER: T1707:0056 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference RECORDED: London (England), 1977-09-09 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett at a news conference, London, England, 9 September 1977.; CALL NUMBER: T1707:0057 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Speech to Canada/UK chamber of commerce RECORDED: London (England), 1977-09-09 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett's address to the Canada-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce, London, England, 9 September 1977.; CALL NUMBER: T1707:0058 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference RECORDED: Bonn (West Germany), 1977-09-20 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett at a news conference, Bonn, West Germany, 20 September 1977.; CALL NUMBER: T1707:0059 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Speech to France/Canada chamber of commerce RECORDED: Paris (France), 1977-09-23 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett's speech to Canada/France Chamber of Commerce, Paris, France, 23 September 1977.; CALL NUMBER: T1707:0060 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Summation of European economic mission RECORDED: Paris (France), 1977-09-24 SUMMARY: At a windup press conference at the Intercontinental Hotel, Paris, France, 24 September 1977, Premier Bill Bennett gives a summation of the B.C. economic mission to Europe.; CALL NUMBER: T1707:0061 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference on European economic mission RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1977-09-25 SUMMARY: At a news conference in Victoria on 25 September 1977, Premier Bill Bennett discusses his just-completed European economic mission.;

Bill Bennett : [European economic mission, etc., August-September 1977]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0112 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : Financial Post interview on European economic mission RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-08-29 SUMMARY: In an interview with Jack Schriener of the Financial Post, Premier Bill Bennett discusses his upcoming European trade mission, 29 August 1977. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0113 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : Business Week interview on BC's natural resources and BCRIC RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-09-06 SUMMARY: In an interview with Mary Ann McNellis of Business Week, Premier Bill Bennett discusses the creation of the BCRIC, 6 September 1977. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0114 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : Daily Telegraph interview on BC and its future prospects RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-09-06 SUMMARY: In an interview with Nora Beloff of the London Daily Telegraph, Premier Bill Bennett discusses BC and its prospects for future greatness within Canadian confederation, 6 September 1977. NOTE: TRANSCR;IPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0115 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On the eve of his European mission RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1977-09-07 SUMMARY: In a press conference in Victoria, Premier Bill Bennett explains the nature of the European economic mission he is about to depart for, 7 September 1977. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0116 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference RECORDED: London (England), 1977-09-09 SUMMARY: In a news conference in London, England, Premier Bill Bennett discusses his private talks with British Prime Minister James Callaghan. Also present at the news conference are BC Finance Minister Evan Wolfe and BC Economic Development Minister Don Phillips. 9 September 1977. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0117 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Addresses the Canada/UK chamber of commerce RECORDED: London (England), 1977-09-09 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett addresses a joint meeting of the Canadian/U.K. Chambers of Commerce, London, England, 9 September 1977. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0118 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Press conference on wind-up of BC's European economic mission RECORDED: Paris (France), 1977-09-24 SUMMARY: At a press conference in Paris, France, 24 September 1977, Premier Bill Bennett discusses the achievements of his European economic mission. Also present are Finance Minister Evan Wolfe and Economic Development Minister Don Phillips. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY.

Bill Bennett : [Gary Bannerman interview, CKNW, August 18, 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0139 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On the Gary Bannerman program (part 1) SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a radio interview on Gary Bannerman's hot line program on CKNW, 18 August 1978, Premier Bill Bennett discusses the Canadian economy, constitutional change in Canada, federal/provincial relations, attitudes to the monarchy in Canada, public service employee cut backs, labour relations in BC, the Dease Lake extension of the BC Railway, social service allowances. TRACK 2: Bennett discusses unemployment in BC, road construction, the first BC Summer Games, strikes at BC breweries, the creation of a BC ombudsman, proposals for a new sports stadium at Vancouver, urban transportation in BC.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0140 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On the Gary Bannerman program (part 2) SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Continuation of a radio interview with Premier Bill Bennett on Gary Bannerman's hot line program on CKNW, 18 August 1978. Subjects discussed include: small business in BC, immigration policy and BC, cable TV in BC, cabinet changes, and the timing of the next election. [TRACK 2: blank]

Bill Bennett : [Jack Webster interview, June 29, 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0132 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On Jack Webster radio program (part 1) SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed in the last interview on Jack Webster's open line radio program on CJOR Vancouver, 29 June 1978. Subjects discussed include: the government's compulsory heroin treatment program, the new Forestry Act, plans to extend the BC Railway, government air travel services, federal/provincial relations, and lotteries. TRACK 2: Subjects include: electoral distribution in BC, education, increased pensions for the handicapped, constitutional change in Canada, health care in BC, the search for a new head of ICBC, social services, succession duties, property taxes, and senior citizens.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0133 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On Jack Webster radio program (part 2) SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Continuation of the interview with Premier Bill Bennett by Jack Webster, CJOR Vancouver, 29 June 1978. Subjects discussed include: government pharmacare program, MLAs salaries, BCRIC (BC Resources and Investment Corporation), BC Ferries, social services for the mentally retarded and handicapped, labour/management relations, sale and lease of crown lands, urban transportation, and construction of a Vancouver convention centre. TRACK 2: Public service pension plans, government subsidies to private industry, federal/provincial relations, government boards and commissions, grants to senior citizens, fishing rights negotiations, alcohol and driving on BC highways, control of the size of the civil service, decriminalization of marijuana, and constitutional change in Canada.

Bill Bennett : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., April-June 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0127 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On Canadian national unity RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-04-19 SUMMARY: TRACK 1 & 2: In an interview with Henry Gininger of the New York Times, Premier Bill Bennett discusses various aspects of BC's place within Canadian confederation, Quebec and the prospects of separation, and problems of national unity in Canada.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0128 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On BC's place in Canadian confederation RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-04-27 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In an interview with Mary Ann McNellis, Premier Bill Bennett discusses various aspects of BC's position within Canadian confederation, his proposed five-regions concept, and the place of Quebec within confederation. 27 April 1978. [TRACK 2: blank.]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0129 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interviewed on CKNW RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-05-26 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In an interview with Barrie Clark of CKNW Vancouver, Premier Bill Bennett discusses his personal background and several issues related to his tenure as head of the Social Credit government. Topics mentioned are: the Fort Nelson extension of the BCR, Social Credit party politics, the Jack Davis affair, the political climate in Victoria, and the controversy over establishing a fund in aid of Vietnamese children. Also: Roy Jacques of CKNW Vancouver airs portions of interviews with Premier Bill Bennett and Opposition Leader Dave Barrett on the issue of free trade and tariffs and their effect on BC. TRACK 2: Continuation of Roy Jacques' program on Bennett and Barrett. Bennett discusses his government's dealings with the federal government in Ottawa; Dave Barrett offers criticisms of the Bennett administration. Aired 26 May 1978.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0130 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conferences on transportation RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1978-05-31 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a press conference in Victoria, 31 May 1978, Premier Bill Bennett discusses his recent meetings in Alaska regarding rail links between BC, the Yukon, and Alaska. He also discusses various aspects of transportation in BC. TRACK 2: At a joint press conference with federal Transport Minister Otto Lang in Victoria, 31 May 1978, Premier Bill Bennett comments on proposed fishing boundaries off BC's coast.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0131 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Controversy over BC fishing negotiations RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-06-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a statement to the news media on 1 June 1978, Premier Bill Bennett comments on information leaks concerning BC's position on international fishing negotiations. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Bill Bennett : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., April-November 1977 & 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0105 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Comments on proposals for constitutional change, 1978 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett comments on the report of the Task Force on Canadian Unity (the Pepin/Robarts Commission), 1978. TRACK 2: Bennett explains the BC government's proposal for reform of the Canadian senate; his comments are followed by questions from the press. 1978. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0106 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Addresses a high school audience RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1977-04-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1 & 2: Premier Bill Bennett addresses a student audience at Killarney High School in Vancouver South, 28 April 1977. His address is followed by a question-and-answer session with the students. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0107 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Jack Webster program (CJOR) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-11-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1 & 2: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed by Jack Webster on radio station CJOR in Vancouver, 4 November 1977. Various aspects of the provincial government are discussed. The program concludes ;with a session of phone-in questions from the listening audience. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0108 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On the Premiers' Conference at New Brunswick RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1977-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: At a press conference in Victoria, Premier Bill Bennett discusses some issues he plans to discuss at the upcoming Premiers' Conference in New Brunswick. August 1977. [TRACK 2: blank.] CALL NUMBER: T1707:0109 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On the creation of BCRIC RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1977-08-23 SUMMARY: At a press conference in Victoria, Premier Bill Bennett discusses the creation of the British Columbia Resources Investment Corporation (BCRIC), 23 August 1977. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0110 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett:: Russ Froese (CKNW) interview on national unity and Quebec separatism RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-08-24 SUMMARY: In an interview with Russ Froese of CKNW Vancouver on 24 August 1977, Premier Bill Bennett discusses aspects of the problem of national unity in Canada, including BC in confederation, Quebec's role in confederation, and the challenge posed by the election of a separatist provincial government in Quebec. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0111 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: On Japan/BC trade relations RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-08-24 SUMMARY: In an interview with Doug Lower of CBC Toronto (television), Premier Bill Bennett discusses BC's trade relations with Japan, 24 August 1977. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY.

Bill Bennett : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., December 1977 - January 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0080 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: In a news conference and an interview RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-12-20 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a press conference, Premier Bill Bennett makes observations upon his constituency work, the Prime Minister's Christmas message, electoral reform, the upcoming Oak Bay by-election of 1978, and the opinions held about BC overseas. He also discusses dominion/provincial relations and the E & N Railway. 20 December 1977. TRACK 2: In an interview with Jim Hume, Bennett discusses the upcoming Oak Bay by-election of 1978, dominion/provincial relations, and BC proposals made at a premiers' conference on economic planning. He also comments upon the retirement of the Lieutenant Governor, Walter Owen. 20 December 1977.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0081 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Press conference RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-01-05 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a news conference, Premier Bill Bennett sets the date for the 1978 Oak Bay by-election, as well as dates for the prorogation and the reconvening of the House. He comments on Prime Minister Trudeau's threatened use of force to keep Qu├ębec in confederation; he also discusses the BC Tel strike and the Royal Commission Special Report, and the Fort Nelson extension of the BCR. Among other issues mentioned are a federal dry dock in Vancouver, the BCRIC, and the E & N Railway appeal. 5 January 1978. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Bill Bennett : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., December 1979]

CALL NUMBER: T3859:0059 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : Press conference on federal budget, "dirty tricks", etc. (tape 1) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-12-12 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett at press conference -- comments regarding federal budget reaction, $1,000 bill, dirty tricks, etc.; CALL NUMBER: T3859:0060 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : Press conference on federal budget, "dirty tricks", etc. (tape 2) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-12-12 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett press conference -- dirty tricks (continued).; CALL NUMBER: T3859:0061 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : On Dan Campbell's resignation RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-12-14 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett accepts Dan Campbell's resignation.; CALL NUMBER: T3859:0062 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dan Campbell : Press statement RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-12-17 SUMMARY: Dan Campbell press statement (on his resignation).; CALL NUMBER: T3859:0063 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : Vancouver Sun interview RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-12-19 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed by P. Nicholson and Edie Austin of the Vancouver Sun.; CALL NUMBER: T3859:0064 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : LaVerty and Kennedy interview(s) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-12-19 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed by Charles LaVerty and Brian Kennedy [in the?] Premier's Office.; CALL NUMBER: T3859:0065 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : Victoria Times and Selkirk Press interviews RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-12-19 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed by Jake Banke of the Times. TRACK 2: Bennett is interviewed by Kim Heskich, Selkirk.;

Bill Bennett : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., February-March 1979]

CALL NUMBER: T3859:0021 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : News conference RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-01 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett's news conference. NOTE: Transcript on file.; CALL NUMBER: T3859:0022 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : David McCormick interview RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-06 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed by David McCormick. NOTE: Transcript on file.; CALL NUMBER: T3859:0023 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : First Ministers' Conference press conference RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-08 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett at press conference, First Ministers' Conference. NOTE: Transcript on file.; CALL NUMBER: T3859:0024 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : Social Credit bash RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-10 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett at Social Credit bash. NOTE: Transcript on file.; CALL NUMBER: T3859:0025 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : BC Tel response RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-14 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett's response to BC Tel situation. NOTE: Transcript on file.; CALL NUMBER: T3859:0026 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : News conference RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1979-03-01 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett's news conference. NOTE: Transcript on file.; CALL NUMBER: T3859:0027 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : Press conference on throne speech RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-03-22 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett's press conference on the throne speech. NOTE: Transcript on file.; CALL NUMBER: T3859:0028 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : Western Premiers' press conference RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-03-26 & 27 SUMMARY: Western Premiers' press conference. NOTE: Transcript on file.;

Bill Bennett : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., July-December 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T3859:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : News conference with Governor Judge (Montana) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-07-28 SUMMARY: News conference with Premier Bill Bennett and Governor Thomas Judge of Montana.; CALL NUMBER: T3859:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : statement RECORDED: Terrace (B.C.), 1978-11-03 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett - statement. NOTE: Transcript on file.; CALL NUMBER: T3859:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : News conference about First Ministers' Conference RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-03 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett at news conference regarding First Ministers' constitutional conference. NOTE: Transcript on file.; CALL NUMBER: T3859:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : Opening statement at First Ministers' Conference RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-27 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett's opening statements at First Ministers' conference. NOTE: Transcript on file.; CALL NUMBER: T3859:0005 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : On cabinet shuffle RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-12-04 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett discusses the cabinet shuffle.; CALL NUMBER: T3859:0006 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : News conference RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-12-06 SUMMARY: News conference. NOTE: Transcript on file.; CALL NUMBER: T3859:0007 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : News conference with Allan Williams RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-12-07 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett and Allan Williams -- news conference. NOTE: Transcript on file.; CALL NUMBER: T3859:0008 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett : Year-end interview RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-12-14 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett in year-end interview. NOTE: Transcript on file.;

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, speeches, etc., April-May 1977]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0025 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Announcements concerning BC Ferries RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed, and Transportation Minister Jack Davis comments on the question of ferry routes and rates, 21 April 1977. TRACK 2: Bennett discusses the upcoming rate reductions for ferry services, 22 April 1977. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0026 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Announcement concerning railway development and Pharmacare RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-05-10 & 12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett, Economic Development Minister Don Phillips and federal Justice Minister Ron Basford at a press conference about the $10 million agreement on Northern Coal and Railway development, 10 May 1977. TRACK 2: Bennett announces the introduction of a universal pharmacare system for BC, 12 May 1977. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0027 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: on ferry rates and Governor Dixy Lee Ray RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-05-12 & 17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett announces new rates for BC Ferries, 12 May 1977. TRACK 2: Bennett comments on the cancellation of the visit to Victoria by Washington Governor Dixy Lee Ray. Also, Conservative leader Scott Wallace comments on the cancellation, 17 May 1977. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0028 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Announces the reconvening of the Legislature RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-05-26 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett announces that the Legislature will re-convene on 13 June 1977. 26 May 1977. [TRACK 2: blank?] CALL NUMBER: T1707:0029 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Answers questions from Courtenay students RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-05-26 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett answers questions from students of Courtenay High School, 26 May 1977.

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 Bennett : [speeches, etc., at Social Credit convention, November 1977]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0076 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Addresses Social Credit convention RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1977-11-04 [or 5?] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett addresses the 1977 Social Credit provincial convention. He says that the purpose of Social Credit was not just to defeat the NDP, but to provide a better life for the people of the province. Outlines accomplishments of the Social Credit government: aid to seniors, universal pharmacare, extended health care, hospital construction, education reform, recreational facilities, juvenile law reform, anti-drug program, ombudsman, quarterly financial reports, auditor general, crown corporations, Reporting Act, better relations with municipalities, better relations with the government of Canada. Talks about federal/provincial ferries agreement, DREE agreement, ARDA agreement, BCR agreement; pledges not to abandon BCR; praises cabinet ministers and Social Credit MLAs; says Social Credit government is a team effort; says the government has an economic plan for BC; mining policy. TRACK 2: Forestry policy; new investment in the forest industry; says BC and Alberta are bright spots in Canada; one of the best records of new job creation in Canada; best record of man days lost due to strikes and lockouts in recent history in BC; discusses positive economic impact of the Alcan pipeline; demands national economic plan, cuts in government spending; calls for national unity. November 4 [or 5?], 1977.

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0077 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: "Ask the Cabinet" question and answer session at Social Credit convention RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1977-11-03 or 04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: An "Ask the Cabinet" question-and-answer session at the 1977 Social Credit convention, moderated by Premier Bill Bennett. Questions regarding child custody hearings; seat belt legislation; enforcement of labour legislation; ferry workers; property tax rates versus mill rates; [interruption as a pie is thrown in Bill Vander Zalm's face]; recreation grants, Vancouver Finlandia club; plans to make the BC economy more productive; pollution in Okanagan Lake; seat belt legislation; comments of Judge L. Bewley regarding women; decentralization of the court system. TRACK 2: Questions regarding government accountability to the convention; decrease in number in non-residential hunters; release of agricultural land from government to farmer and land leasing; Vancouver-Kitimat ferry service; Indian land claims, including Nishga claims; new campsites; why the Lord's Day Act is not enforced; auto insurance rates; balanced budgeting; impaired driving; education priorities; universities; advertising in English textbooks; monorail rapid transit. November 3 or 4, 1977. [Continues on T1707:0077.]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0078 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: "Ask the Cabinet" question and answer session at Social Credit convention (cont'd) RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1977-11-03 or 04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: [Continues from T1707:0077, track 2.] Questions regarding corporation capital tax; penalties against impaired drivers for causing death in accidents; culpability of union members for damage or injury due to job action; money for university education; core curriculum; difficulties in getting a small company going. November 3 or 4, 1977. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Dave Barrett : [1974 fall tour, etc. : September 1974 - January 1975]

CALL NUMBER: T1704:0013 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett : Canadian-American relations symposium RECORDED: Bellingham (Wash.), 1974-09-21 SUMMARY: Joint press conference by David Barrett and Washington Governor Dan Evans at the symposium on Canadian/American relations, Bellingham, Washington, 21 September 1974. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0014 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Castlegar (B.C.), 1974-10-07 SUMMARY: David Barrett starts his fall tour in Castlegar, 7 October 1974. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0015 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Grand Forks (B.C.), 1974-10-07 SUMMARY: David Barrett fall tour in Grand Forks, 7 October 1974. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0016 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Nelson (B.C.), 1974-10-08 SUMMARY: David Barrett fall tour in Nelson, 8 October 1974. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0017 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Trail (B.C.), 1974-10-09 SUMMARY: David Barrett fall tour in Trail, 9 October 1974. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0018 - 0019 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Gibsons (B.C.), 1974-10-10 SUMMARY: David Barrett fall tour in Gibsons, 10 October 1974 (part 1 & 2). CALL NUMBER: T1704:0020 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Skidegate (B.C.), 1974-10-15 SUMMARY: David Barrett fall tour in Skidegate, 15 October 1974. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0021 - 0022 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Masset (B.C.), 1974-10-15 SUMMARY: David Barrett fall tour in Masset, 15 October 1974 (part 1 & 2). CALL NUMBER: T1704:0023 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Kitimat (B.C.), 1974-10-16 SUMMARY: David Barrett fall tour in Kitimat, 16 October 1974. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0024 - 0026 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Terrace (B.C.), 1974-10-16 SUMMARY: David Barrett fall tour in Terrace, 16 October 1974 (parts 1-3). CALL NUMBER: T1704:0027 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Vernon (B.C.), 1974-10-18 SUMMARY: David Barrett fall tour in Vernon, 18 October 1974. Premier Barrett opens the John Howard Society building in Vernon. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0028 - 0029 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: Winfield (B.C.), 1974-10-18 SUMMARY: David Barrett fall tour in Winfield, 18 October 1974 (part 1 & 2). CALL NUMBER: T1704:0030 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Premier's fall tour RECORDED: [location unknown], 1974-10-21 SUMMARY: Joint press conference between Premier David Barrett and federal Finance Minister John Turner, 21 October 1974. The main issue is unresolved differences of opinion on natural resource taxation. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0031 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Proposed revenue sharing for natural gas; Jack Webster (CJOR) follow-up RECORDED: [location unknown], 1975-01-10 SUMMARY: Press conference by Premier David Barrett on the province's proposal for the sharing of natural gas revenues, 10 January 1975. This is followed by commentary from Jack Webster and opposition leader Bill Bennett; broadcast on CJOR and other radio stations.

Dave Barrett : [press conferences, speeches, interviews, etc., February-May 1977]

CALL NUMBER: T1704:0108 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Press conferences on BC economy RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-02-18 & 03-23 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: David Barrett calls unemployment a social time bomb, 18 February 1977. TRACK 2: Barrett says announced spending by MacMillan Bloedel is routine, and not a major new initiative, 23 March 1977. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0109 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett : New conferences RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-03-22 & 04-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Opposition leader David Barrett explains why he was ejected from the Legislature after failing to withdraw a remark claiming that Human Resources Minister Bill Vander Zalm had lied to the House, 30 March 1977. TRACK 2: Barrett dismisses the importance of a new standing committee of the Legislature that will oversee the operation of BC Crown corporations, 6 April 1977. Also, a statement by Premier W.R. Bennett outlining the operation of the new committee, 6 April 1977. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0110 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: On government negotiations, Philliponis, Railwest RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-04-20 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: NDP leader Dave Barrett reacts to the recent federal/provincial cost sharing agreement, and criticizes the ability of the provincial government to negotiate with the federal government, 18 April 1977. TRACK 2: Barrett denies any political connections with the Philliponi family and comments about the economic problems of the Railwest plant at Squamish, 20 April 1977. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0111 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Makes a statement about unemployment RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-05-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: NDP leader Dave Barrett makes a statement about the problem of unemployment in BC, May 11, 1977. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Leslie Peterson interview

CALL NUMBER: T3330:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Background, education and military service of Les Peterson PERIOD COVERED: 1923-1946 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09-25 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Leslie Peterson discusses his personal and family background: growing up in rural Alberta; religious influences and early political interests. Recollections of political figures prominent in Alberta in the 1930s. Peterson's education: Alice Hill School, Viking, Alberta -- the proverbial single-room schoolhouse; high school in Viking; Camrose Lutheran College, Camrose Alberta. Extracurricular activities and first working experience. TRACK 2: Leslie Peterson recounts his experience working for the CN Express in Edmonton as a young man. Working for the railroad in Terrace, B.C., and enlisting in the army at Prince Rupert. Recollections of service in the army: training and service in the Coast Artillery at Prince Rupert; attendance at McGill University in the Army Service course and memories of Montreal and friendships made there; service overseas in England and travels on the continent. Peterson was in Europe on Armistice Day. Before returning to Canada in 1946 he attended the University of London for a year. Return to Canada, discharge from army and decision to enroll in law school at the University of British Columbia. CALL NUMBER: T3330:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Legal and political training PERIOD COVERED: 1946-1956 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09-25 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Leslie Peterson discusses his first impressions of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia. Comments on the experience of a war veteran attending university after World War Two. Recollections of three years at U.B.C. law school. Peterson was called to the bar in 1949 and begun his own practice in Vancouver. Discussion of the nature of his law practice. Marriage to Agnes Rose Hine in 1950 and comments on Peterson's family. Comments on politics in B.C. during the Coalition era. TRACK 2: Peterson explains how he became interested in and involved with the Social Credit movement. Reaction to the 1952 provincial election. During the 1953 provincial election, Peterson served as campaign manager for North Vancouver Socred candidate George Tomlinson. Peterson was the unsuccessful; Social Credit candidate in the 1953 federal election in the Vancouver-Centre constituency. Impressions and recollections of W.A.C. Bennett. Peterson became involved in politics more by accident than by design. Discussion of how he came to be elected in the 1956 by-election in Vancouver-Centre. First impressions as a Social Credit MLA. CALL NUMBER: T3330:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): From MLA to Minister of Education PERIOD COVERED: 1956-1960 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-10-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Leslie Peterson discusses his first impressions as an MLA and his recollections of the Social Credit caucus. Comments on the leadership style of W.A.C. Bennett. The problems of representing an urban constituency in B.C. and Peterson's theory of democratic representation. Comments on the 1956 provincial election campaign. The problems of co-ordinating an election campaign in a dual-member constituency. The efficacy of the Socred campaign slogan: "Progress not Politics". Free enterprise versus socialism as a recurring fundamental issue in B.C. elections. TRACK 2: Leslie Peterson remarks upon the possibility of supporting the Conservatives or Liberals as free enterprise alternatives. The polarization of politics in B.C. The results of the 1956 provincial election and Peterson's success in Vancouver-Centre. Reaction to appointment as Minister of Education, 1956. Description of duties and functions of Minister of Education. Peterson served as Minister of Education during a period of great growth. Comments on the administration of the Education portfolio, 1956-68. The Department of Education was administered by a small group of able men in a very personal style. The problem of delegation of authority. CALL NUMBER: T3330:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Aspects of the administration of the Department of Education, 1956-68 PERIOD COVERED: 1956-1968 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-10-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Leslie Peterson discusses further aspects of the administration of the Education portfolio. The relationship between the formulation and execution of government policy in the Department of Education. The problem of teacher shortages in British Columbia in the '50s and '60s. Relations with the B.C. Teachers Federation. Discussion of the increasing cost of education in British Columbia, 195;6-68. The financial policies of the Social Credit government and the goal of debt reduction. Financing of school construction under the Social Credit government. Comments on the issues of centralization and decentralization of British Columbia's educational system. TRACK 2: Further comments on the policy of debt-reduction. Recollections of coming before the Treasury Board as Minister of Education. The process of producing a departmental budget. Peterson describes the experience of coming before Treasury Board as a fairly informal affair. Discussion of the operation of cabinet under the leadership of W.A.C. Bennett. The Premier was intolerant on questions of morality, otherwise he was quite flexible on matters of policy. Attitude toward cabinet committees. Important consultation on policy matters often took place outside of cabinet. The Social Credit government was operated by a relatively small group of elected and non-elected officials. Changing impressions of W.A.C. Bennett. CALL NUMBER: T3330:0005 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Further aspects of education in British Columbia PERIOD COVERED: 1958-1968 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Leslie Peterson discusses the Chant Report of 1958 which called for less frills in education. The Doukhobor problem in British Columbia and the Department of Education. Discussion of trip to Europe in 1959 to examine various European school systems. Medical problems during Peterson's career. Assumption of the responsibilities for the education of the mentally retarded in British Columbia, 1960. The issue of federal assistance for education in British Columbia. Education and federal-provincial relations. Problems serving in a dual cabinet portfolio, Education and Labour. TRACK 2: Coordination of Labour and Education departments. Political oratory and attitudes towards parliamentary institutions. Relations with the University of British Columbia and explanation of the system of grants to universities. Comments on charges of anti-intellectualism which were levelled against the Social Credit government. The Macdonald plan for the growth of higher education in B.C. and the subsequent development of universities and regional colleges in the province. The building of Simon Fraser University. The role of W.A.C. Bennett in the expansion of educational opportunities in B.C. All-night sittings and the issue of "legislation by exhaustion". CALL NUMBER: T3330:0006 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Aspects of government in B.C. and appointment as Minister of Labour, 1960 PERIOD COVERED: 1960-1960 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Leslie Peterson discusses the issue of all-night sittings in the B.C. legislature. The absence of question period and Hansard in the House during the years of the first Social Credit government. Recollections of the Sommers affair and its effect on the government. The timing of the 1960 provincial election. Recollections of the 1960 election campaign. The take-over of B.C. Electric Co. and reaction in government circles. TRACK 2: The background to Peterson's appointment as Minister of Labour, 1960. Reasons for serving in a dual portfolio. Administration of the Department of Labour. Duties and functions of the Minister of Labour. Comments on the distinctiveness of the labour movement in B.C. Views on labour-management relations. The effect of being branded an "anti-labour government". The relationship between organized labour and the NDP in B.C. and its effects on Peterson as Minister of Labour. The role and function of labour unions. Speculation as to why British Columbians have been reluctant to admit voting for Social Credit. CALL NUMBER: T3330:0007 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Labour law disputes and labour relations in B.C., 1960-1971 PERIOD COVERED: 1960-1971 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Leslie Peterson discusses the effects of labour legislation which he passed through the B.C. Legislature as Minister of Labour. Bill 42, 1961, and the relationship between organized labour and the NDP. The issue of union payroll deductions being used for political purposes. The Mediation Commission Act, 1968 (Bill 33) and the issue of compulsory arbitration. Use of the power of binding arbitration. Relationship with leaders of organized labour in British Columbia. Comments on the growth and development of the labour movement in B.C. during the years Peterson served as Minister of Labour. Premier W.A.C. Bennett's role in labour matters. TRACK 2: The Premier's attitude towards labour-management relations may have been harsher and more direct than Peterson's. The importance of timing in government interventions in labour-management relations. The occasion when Peterson and Bennett visited the home of J.V. Clyne in an effort to assist in the settling of a labour dispute which was crippling the coast forest industry. The 1971 BCFL-sponsored demonstration at the opening of the legislative session. The amount of labour legislation increased significantly in B.C. during Peterson's tenure as Minister of Labour. Peterson's legacy to labour-management relations in B.C. CALL NUMBER: T3330:0008 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Conventions, elections and Social Credit policies PERIOD COVERED: 1952-1972 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Leslie Peterson discusses his role and involvement within the Social Credit party. The relationship between the party executive and the government. Comments on the differences between using the phrases "movement", "league" or "party" in describing Social Credit in B.C. The roles of the Women's Auxiliary and the Young Socreds. The relationship between the B.C. and Alberta Social Credit parties. The relationship between the B.C. Social Credit Party and the national party. The 1962 national Social Credit leadership convention at which Robert Thompson was made leader. Reasons for supporting Real Caouette over Robert Thompson. TRACK 2: W.A.C. Bennett and national Social Credit politics. The question of possible irregularities at the 1962 national Socred convention. Reasons for the lack of success of the national Social Credit Party in Canada. Recollections of the 1963 election campaign. Evaluation of the challenge by the Conservatives under the leadership of Davie Fulton. Reasons for the failure of third party challenges in British Columbia. The 1966 provincial election and Peterson's switch to the riding of Vancouver-Little Mountain. Comments on dual-member riding. Election funding and the B.C. Free Enterprise Educational Fund. Peterson's interest and involvement in promoting the Bank of British Columbia. Relations with Vancouver municipal politicians. CALL NUMBER: T3330:0009 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Life as Attorney-General and the defeat of the Socreds, 1972 PERIOD COVERED: 1968-1975 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Leslie Peterson discusses the effect of the resignation of Robert Bonner in 1968. The following cabinet shuffle and Peterson's assumption of the portfolio of Attorney-General. The duties and functions of the Attorney-General. Administration of the department of the Attorney-General. Relationship with Deputy Attorney-General. Federal-provincial relations, the process of constitutional review and the failure of the Victoria Charter, 1971. The development and advocacy of the five-regions idea. The 1969 constitutional conference in Ottawa. The 1969 provincial election. Evaluation of the leadership of the NDP under Strachan and Berger. The liquor ad ban, 1971, and its effect on the demise of the government. Moral issues in politics. TRACK 2: Peterson's defence of W.A.C. Bennett after he was referred to as a bigot by Prime Minister Trudeau. Contributing factors to the defeat of the Social Credit government in 1972. Anecdote about meeting the Premier at the PNE during the election campaign and warning him that things were not going well. The effect of losing in his own riding, Vancouver-Little Mountain. Comments on the question of succeeding W.A.C. Bennett as leader of the Soci;al Credit Party. Comments on Bill Bennett and his entry into B.C. politics. The threat of the Majority Movement to the revival of the Social Credit Party in B.C.. (End of interview)

Mel Smith interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Mel Smith RECORDED: [location unknown], [1978?] SUMMARY: NOTE: Mel Smith was a member of B.C. public service for 31 years (1960-1991), and served as a Deputy Minister in various ministries from 1977 to 1991. From 1967 to 1987, he was B.C. government's leading advisor on constitutional reform and other issues involving federal-provincial relations. [No content summaries or documentation are available for this interview.]

[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."

Results 1 to 30 of 34