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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.

Gordon Gibson Jr. : [press conferences, etc., 1975 & 1977]

CALL NUMBER: T1769:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Gordon Gibson Jr.: Comments on appointment of Royal Commision into BC Railway RECORDED: [location unknown], 1975-02-08 SUMMARY: Gordon Gibson Jr. comments on the appointment of a royal commission to investigate the operation of the BC Railway, 1975-02-08. CALL NUMBER: T1769:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Gordon Gibson Jr.: Press conferences RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-02 & 03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: BC Liberal Leader Gordon Gibson Jr. alleges that the government is having secret meetings with the coal industry and keeping information from the public, 1977-02-08. Gibson accuses Forests Minister Tom Waterland of threatening industry, 1977-02-17. Gibson criticizes Human Resources Minister Bill Vander Zalm for his treatment of the handicapped, 1977-03-28. Gibson comments on his three-hour filibuster to protest government handling of the Legislature, 1977-02-28. TRACK 2: Gibson questions the efficacy of the BC Development Corporation trying to have land removed from the Agricultural Land Reserve, 1977-03-02, and response from Economic Development Minister Don Phillips. CALL NUMBER: T1769:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Gordon Gibson Jr.: Press conferences RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-04-05 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Gordon Gibson Jr. complains about being left off the Agriculture committee that will be investigating the food industry, 1977-04-05. TRACK 2: Gibson expresses concern about the future public costs of pensions, 1977-04-05. CALL NUMBER: T1769:0005 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Gordon Gibson Jr.: On government negotiations and unemployment RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-04-14 & 18 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Gordon Gibson Jr. condemns government inaction on unemployment, 1977-04-14. TRACK 2: Gibson comments on federal-provincial negotiations for rail and ferry transportation, 1977-04-18. CALL NUMBER: T1769:0006 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Gordon Gibson Jr.: Freedom of information and bikeways RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-06-23 & 1977-07-05 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Gordon Gibson Jr. comments on his Access to Information Act, introduced this date, 1977-06-23. TRACK 2: Gibson proposes that one percent of the Highways budget be set aside for bicycles, 1977-07-05. CALL NUMBER: T1769:0007 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Gordon Gibson Jr.: On ICBC advertising and BC Housing Corporation RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Gordon Gibson Jr. says that Education Minister Pat McGeer is guilty of patronage in awarding ICBC advertising contracts, 1977. Also: NDP MLA Charles Barber on the same topic. TRACK 2: Gibson accuses former BC Housing Corporation Chairman Werner Paulus of conflict of interest, 1977-07. CALL NUMBER: T1769:0008 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Gordon Gibson Jr.: On liquor ads and language rights RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-07-14 & 26 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Gordon Gibson Jr. calls on the provincial government to run anti-alcohol advertising, 1977-07-14. TRACK 2: Gibson comments on the problem of minority language rights in British Columbia, 1977-07-26.

Ralph Loffmark interview

CALL NUMBER: T3093:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early life and education PERIOD COVERED: 1920-1960 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-07 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Ralph Loffmark discusses: his family background; his early life in the interior of B.C.; his education in Chase, B.C., Kamloops, B.C., at the University of B.C., and at the University of Toronto; his election to the student council at the University of Toronto as athletic director; and his enlistment in the Canadian army. TRACK 2: Ralph Loffmark discusses: his service in the armed forces, his close encounters with death; his first experience with a conscious political policy; his law and business education experiences as a veteran; his first employment as a lawyer; his interests in accountancy; teaching commerce at UBC; his experience writing in areas of the law and commerce; his first interests in politics. CALL NUMBER: T3093:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Loffmark's first election and some of his political ideas PERIOD COVERED: 1950-1963 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-07 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Ralph Loffmark discusses: his first exposure to politics; his entry into politics as a Social Credit candidate in 1963; the 1963 election campaign; his perceptions of the Social Credit Party at that time; his concern over the state of roads in B.C. during that period. TRACK 2: Ralph Loffmark discusses the expropriation of B.C. Electric as a major issue in the1963 provincial election; the nature of the Social Credit membership in Point Grey; the nature of nomination and candidacy procedure; dams on the Peace and Columbia Rivers; the crippling effects of cost overruns in government projects; some of his perceptions about the political parties in B.C.; and his primary occupational objectives. CALL NUMBER: T3093:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Being elected and joining the cabinet PERIOD COVERED: 1963-1968 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-07 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Loffmark discusses: the role of the backbencher in the legislature; joining the cabinet as Minister of Industrial Development, Trade and Commerce in 1964; attempts at influencing cabinet ministers; his priorities as a cabinet minister; and transportation problems in Canada. TRACK 2: Loffmark discusses: Canadian freight rates; trade promotion activities; Japanese business connections; contrasts between doing business with Japan and India; his appointment to Treasury Board; the duties of Treasury Board; and inter-departmental relations. CALL NUMBER: T3093:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Minister of Trade and Commerce PERIOD COVERED: 1964-1968 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-07 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Loffmark discusses: the development of the Bank of British Columbia; the run on B.C. bonds after the expropriation of B.C. Electric; the opportunities for tax reductions open to a business man; foreign investment in B.C.; secondary industries in B.C.; the poor state of dominion-provincial relations; B.C. separatism; the contention over the adequacy of Vancouver harbour; the possible over-production of pulp and paper. TRACK 2: Loffmark discusses: the redistribution of seats prior to the 1966 provincial election; the 1966 election campaign in Vancouver South; his travels on trade missions; joint American-Canadian development around the area of the Alaskan Panhandle. CALL NUMBER: T3093:0005 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Minister of Health PERIOD COVERED: 1964-1972 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-07 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Loffmark discusses: his move from the Ministry of Trade and Industry to Health; Phil Gaglardi's removal as Minister of Highways and its effect on the Social Credit Party; the problems he perceived in the field of health; his priorities as Health minister; the ban on liquor and tobacco advertising; the death penalty for persistent drug traffickers; the operation of government liquor stores; the debate over pollution control; the necessity to maintain some kind of control over doctors who were abusing medicare; Scott Wallace's position in the Social Credit Party; and pharmacare and dentacare. TRACK 2: Loffmark discusses: dentacare and pharmacare; the publishing of doctors' earnings; the resource development vs. social services debate; the Clearwater incident; B.C. government efforts to fight heroin addiction; the government's power to allow certain doctors to use hospital facilities; the effects of Scott Wallace's crossing the floor; and the 1972 provincial election. CALL NUMBER: T3093:0006 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Health care and some general political perceptions PERIOD COVERED: 1964-1972 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-07 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Loffmark discusses: the 1972 election; the Dease Lake railway extension; his major accomplishments as Minister of Health; his decision to retire from politics; his impressions of politics in general and of the party system; his relationship with W.A.C. Bennett; and cabinet meetings. TRACK 2: Ralph Loffmark discusses the timing of elections; the nature of the relationship between the civil service and the government; decision-making in his ministries; all-night sittings of the Legislature; his relationship with the press; government-organized group relations; opposition party unity; the effectiveness of opposition parties; and his perception of persons in the opposition parties. CALL NUMBER: T3093:0007 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Some general political perceptions PERIOD COVERED: 1964-1978 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-07 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Loffmark discusses: his views on the Dease Lake railway extension; cost reductions in health care; the home medical care scheme; his present activities; religion in politics; the effectiveness of a good political leader; the role of an MLA; the reasons behind W.A.C. Bennett's success; the Social Credit party as a coalition; reforms in the procedure of the House; the nature of the makeup of the Social Credit government; the nature of Social Credit policy-making; the proper functions of government; the rise of administrative tribunals; the decline of the Legislature. [TRACK 2: blank; end of interview]