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Bennett-Atlin Commission records

  • GR-0004
  • Series
  • 1898-1899

The series consists of records created by the "Bennett-Atlin Commission Act, 1899" to settle disputes as to mining claims in the Bennett Lake and Atlin Lake mining divisions. The records include applications to record claims, petitions of right, applications to the gold commissioner re involved records, calendar of cases, miscellaneous exhibits, decisions and judgements.

British Columbia. Bennett-Atlin Commission

Civil Service Commission records

  • GR-0935
  • Series
  • 1957-1968

This series consists of proceedings of hearings held by the Civil Service Commission pursuant to the Civil Service Act, 1957-1968. The hearings concern dismissal and classification cases.

British Columbia. Civil Service Commission

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

  • GR-0803
  • Series
  • 1914

This series consists of the records of the Commission Into All Matters Affecting the Values of Lands Forming Part of the Former Songhees Reserve and Apportioned to the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway and the Canadian Northern Railway, 1914. Commission records consist of the original signed report and correspondence regarding his account for services.

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

Commission 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 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]

Commission of Inquiry into Invasion of Privacy, 1966

  • GR-0685
  • Series
  • 1966-1967

This series consists of records of the Commission of Inquiry into Invasion of Privacy, 1966-1967. Records include transcripts of proceedings, exhibits, correspondence and accounts.

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry into Invasion of Privacy

Commission of Inquiry Into Jericho Hill School

  • GR-3043
  • Series
  • 1966-1974

The commission was to inquire into the operation of Jericho Hill School for the deaf and blind; Ben Chud was appointed sole commissioner. Two administrative files and some background reports are available here. The final report is available at the Legislative Library. The Commission of Inquiry into Jericho Hill School was established pursuant to the Public Inquiries Act by Order in council 2018, dated 18 June 1974, with B. Chud appointed as sole Commissioner. The Commission was to examine the operation of the Jericho Hill School to discover any restrictions upon the extension of the operation or programmes to meet more fully the needs of the children. Secondly, the commission was to examine the present management system (A District Superintendent responsible for running the whole complex accountable to the Division of Supportive Services), and if appropriate, suggest alternative systems of management, including an analysis of the impact of the of the Public Service Classification System and salaries upon the ability of Jericho Hill School with respect to the recruitment and retention of staff. The Commission held approximately 120 private interviews with school staff, parents, related organizations, professionals in the fields of sight and hearing impairment as well as other interested persons from the community. Public hearings were held on July 9th and 12th at which time 53 presentations were received. The Commissioner met with the Director of Support and Integrated Services of the Department of Education, Victoria, held group meetings with teachers and administrators of the school, the Greater Vancouver Association for the Deaf, the Courtenay-Comox Pre-School Society, and travelled to Ontario and Quebec visiting several schools for the Deaf and Blind. The Commission submitted a final report on 4 September 1974. Fonds is incomplete except for some reports written on the subject of the school and provincial services for the sight and hearing impaired in years just prior to the commission as well as two commission administrative files. A copy of the Report of Inquiry, Jericho Hill School is available at the Legislative Library, Victoria.

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry Into Jericho Hill School

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

  • GR-0805
  • Series
  • 1915

This series consists of the records of the Commission of Inquiry Into the Accident in the Number One Slope of South Wellington Coal Mines, 1915. Commission records consist of correspondence, transcripts of evidence presented at the hearings, and original signed report which includes a history of the mine.

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

Commission of Inquiry Into the Affairs of Present and Past Boards of School Trustees of the City of Vancouver (1913)

  • GR-0795
  • Series
  • 1913-1914

This series consists of the records of the Commission of Inquiry Into the Affairs of Present and Past Boards of School Trustees of the City of Vancouver, 1913-1914. Commission records consist of Letter Patent appointing the commissioner and a copy of oath, Provincial Secretary's correspondence, exhibits, transcripts of evidence presented at proceedings and the original signed report(s).

The commissioner, Vancouver barrister Henry Osborne Alexander, was appointed to investigate the actions of past and present Boards of School Trustees of the City of Vancouver with regard to purchase and sale of school sites and school property, the purchase of furniture and supplies and generally all matters coming under the Board's jurisdiction. He was to investigate also the personal actions of all Board members, officers and employees, and appointments made by the Board.

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry Into the Affairs of Present and Past Boards of School Trustees of the City of Vancouver (1913)

Commission of Inquiry into the Chiropody Act

  • GR-0918
  • Series
  • 1945-1949

This series consists of records of the Commission of Inquiry into the Chiropody Act, 1945-1949. Records include 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 (1945); exhibits (1945); and exhibit index (1945). Also includes the commissioner's published report (1946).

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

Commission of Inquiry Pursuant to Order-In-Council, 1885

  • GR-0708
  • Series
  • 1979

This series consists of records of the Commission of Inquiry Pursuant to Order-in-Council No. 1885, July 5, 1979, also known as the Vogel inquiry. Records consist of transcripts of evidence presented at proceedings, exhibits, and a photocopy of the commissioner's report.

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry Pursuant to Order-in-Council No.1885, July 5, 1979 [Vogel Inquiry]

Commission of Inquiry Regarding Daniel Leroy Sanger (1951)

  • GR-0924
  • Series
  • 1951-1952

This series consists of records of the Commission of Inquiry Regarding Daniel Leroy Sanger, 1951-1952. Commission records include Provincial Secretary file P-5 which contains correspondence, vouchers, copy of Letters Patent appointing the commissioner, etc. Also included is the commissioner's ten page typewritten report (2 copies) in which he concluded that Sanger received adequate medical attention and that there was no evidence of wrongdoing.

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

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

  • GR-0922
  • Series
  • 1951

This series consists of records of the Commission of Inquiry Regarding Mrs. Donald Ritchie and the Loss of Her Unborn Child, 1951. Commission records include Provincial Secretary files P-5 which contain correspondence, vouchers, copy of Letters Patent appointing the commissioner, transcript of evidence presented at proceedings (original and copy) and exhibits (list of exhibits in proceedings, pp. ii-iii). Also included is the commissioner's six page typewritten unpublished report which concluded that Mrs. Ritchie was not an emergency case and the loss of her baby was not caused by the failure to admit her to hospital, although this was an appropriate case for hospitalization.

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

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

  • GR-0801
  • Series
  • 1917

This series consist of the records of the Commission of Inquiry under the Fort George Election Inquiry Act, 1917. Commission records consist of transcripts of evidence presented at proceedings, exhibits and the signed report.

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

Commission on Agriculture records

  • GR-0324
  • Series
  • 1912-1914

This series consists of records of the Commission on Agriculture from 1912-1914, including, proceedings, record books, transcripts of evidence, tabulated evidence, statistical data, and returns by the assessors of the Province, showing persons assessed as owners of real property amounting to 5,000 acres or more.

British Columbia. Commission on Agriculture

Commission on Allegations of Frank Carlow (1927)

  • GR-0873
  • Series
  • 1927

This series consists of the records of the Commission on Allegations of Frank Carlow, 1927. Unit consists of correspondence, transcripts of proceedings, exhibits, and report in which the commissioner stated that no evidence had been presented to support the allegations made by Carlow.

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

Commission on Allegations of Maladministration in Dept. of Lands and Works, 1898

  • GR-0478
  • Series
  • 1898

This series consists of records of the Commission on Allegations of Maladministration in Dept. of Lands and Works, 1898, including Report of Commissioner George A. Walkem and transcripts of evidence.

British Columbia. Commission on Allegations of Maladministration in Dept. of Lands and Works, 1898

Commission on Automobile Insurance records, 1966

  • GR-0667
  • Series
  • 1966-1967

This series consists of the records of the Royal Commission on Automobile Insurance, 1966-1967. Records include exhibits, transcripts of evidence, transcripts of arguments, newspaper clippings book, correspondence, subject files, studies, reports, written arguments, indexes, lists, order-in-council 239/66 Commission to the Commissioners, and a flow diagram for survey procedure.

British Columbia. Royal Commission on Automobile Insurance [1966]

Commission on British Columbia Railway, 1977

  • GR-0500
  • Series
  • 1977-1978

This series consists of records of the Royal Commission on the British Columbia Railway 1977, 1978. Records include exhibits, interrogatories, general files, clippings, printed matter, indexes, guides and synopses. A card index (BOXES 1-4), and guides and synopses (BOX 5) were compiled by the staff of the Commission. The card index provides subject and name access to the exhibits and testimony in the transcripts of evidence. References will be to exhibit number or volume(s) and page number(s) in the transcripts. For references to pages of testimony by individuals, see the indexes in boxes 1-4.

Special note should be taken of the series of files "Interrogatories", which were written questions submitted to B.C. Rail. The questions are compiled in item 3, BOX 5. Answers to questions are filed in BOXES 15 - 21. Several questions did not receive written answers This finding aid gives a listing of the subject matter of those submissions received from B.C. Rail.

British Columbia. Royal Commission on the British Columbia Railway

Commission on Causes of Explosions in Coal Mines (1902-1903)

  • GR-0733
  • Series
  • 1902-1903

This series consists of the records of the Commission on Causes of Explosions in Coal Mines, 1902-1903. Records include
the report and transcripts of evidence.

British Columbia. Commission on Causes of Explosions in Coal Mines (1902-1903)

Commission on Charges Against A.R. Green, 1899

  • GR-0688
  • Series
  • 1899

This series consists of a record of proceedings from the Commission of Inquiry to investigate certain charges made against A. R. Green by James J. Currie, respecting the conduct of the said A. R. Green while in the employment of the Inspector of Dykes, 1899.

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry to investigate certain charges made against A. R. Green by James J. Currie, respecting the conduct of the said A. R. Green while in the employment of the Inspector of Dykes

Commission on Chiropractic and Drugless Healing (1931)

  • GR-0906
  • Series
  • 1931-1932

This series consists of records of the Royal Commission on Chiropractic and Drugless Healing, 1931-1932. Commission records consist of Letters Patent appointing the commissioner, correspondence, transcripts of proceedings and a copy of the final report.

British Columbia. Royal Commission on Chiropractic and Drugless Healing

Commission on Claims Arising out of Riots on Vancouver Island

  • GR-0518
  • Series
  • 1913-1916

The series consists of records of the 1916 British Columbia Commission to Inquire into the Vancouver Island Riots. Records include an alphabetical index to the claims and a numerical list of claimants (1916); the claims submitted to the commission arranged in numerical order (1916); additional documents and Commissioner Gregory's notes relating to specific claims (1916); transcripts of the commission hearings (1916); reports, statements and translations relating to the claims for damage to Chinese property (1913-1916); documents and proceedings relating to court cases that took place prior to the commission (1913-1916); correspondence (1913-1916); commissioner's report (1916).

British Columbia. Commission to Inquire into the Vancouver Island Riots, 1913-1914 [1916]

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 Coal and Petroleum Products, 1934

  • GR-0686
  • Series
  • 1934-1938

This series consists of records of the Coal and Petroleum Commission, 1934-1938. Records include exhibits, transcripts of proceedings, secretary's notebook of proceedings, working papers and report. Some exhibits filed separately.

British Columbia. Coal and Petroleum Products Commission [1934]

Commission on Dyking, Drainage and Irrigation (1946)

  • GR-0680
  • Series
  • 1946

This series consists of the records of the Commission on Dyking, Drainage and Irrigation (1946). Records include transcripts of proceedings, exhibits, report, subject files and correspondence.

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

Commission on Education records

  • GR-0683
  • Series
  • 1958-1960

This series consists of the records of the Royal Commission on Education, 1958-1960. Records include transcripts of proceedings, exhibits, correspondence, newspaper clippings, abstracts of briefs and hearings, and research studies I-VI.

British Columbia. Royal Commission on Education [1958]

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