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William N. Chant interview : [Reimer, 1975 & 1976 : part 1]

CALL NUMBER: T1378:0010 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): The Department of Public Works, fiscal policy and comments on unions PERIOD COVERED: 1955-1976 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Plans for the development of the parliamentary precinct. Comments on the construction of the Museum and Archives complex. Comments on tight fiscal control exercised by Treasury Board. Fires in 1957: the Birdcages and Government House. Chant's interest in the University of Victoria. TRACK 2: Comments on the confidentiality of Treasury Board and cabinet. The Sommers case and comments on political integrity. The 1956 election. Chant's negative comments about organized labour and reaction to them. Discussion of some labour issues: closed shops, compulsory arbitration, public service collective bargaining, and the right to strike in the public sector.

CALL NUMBER: T1378:0011 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Labour relations and economic development in British Columbia : 1953-1972 PERIOD COVERED: 1953-1972 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Pressure groups. Civil Service strike, 1959, and Chant's negative reaction to it. The Carruthers report. Comments on union power and the "closed shop". Problems of commercial monopolies such as the banks. Monetary theory. Economic development in northern B.C. TRACK 2: The plans of Wenner-Gren. More on economic development. Comments on the proper role of governments. The economic system in B.C. CALL NUMBER: T1378:0012 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Comments and opinions of a Social Credit cabinet minister PERIOD COVERED: 1953-1976 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: The takeover of the B.C. Electric Co. Social Credit a "free enterprise" party. More on the takeover of B.C. Electric Co. Dominion-provincial relations. Language problems in Canada. Chant's negative opinions of P.E. Trudeau. TRACK 2: The morality of P.E. Trudeau. The duties of an elected representative. Chant's strengths and weaknesses as a minister. Press relations. The use of telephones; within the public service. Chant a member of Canadian Club and rotary.

CALL NUMBER: T1378:0013 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Social life, Phil Gaglardi, the B.C. Building and the 1972 election PERIOD COVERED: 1953-1972 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: The social side of cabinet duties: state balls, royal visits. Chant's views in favour of the monarchy. Chant's personal support of the Red Ensign as the official flag of Canada. Phil Gaglardi: Chant's lack of personal confidence in him; Chant declines to attend Gaglardi's reinstatement to cabinet; Bennett and Gaglardi. Chant had no "special" friends within the cabinet. Relations between W;.A.C. Bennett and Chant. The planning for the large government building in Vancouver. TRACK 2: More on the 55-story building in Vancouver. Bennett's personal interest in this project. Discussion of the conduct of cabinet meetings. Violent incident in New Westminster during the 1972 election campaign.

CALL NUMBER: T1378:0014 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): The federal Social Credit Party and early B.C. Social Crediters PERIOD COVERED: 1948-1976 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Relations between the federal and provincial wings of the Social Credit Party. Influence of the Alberta Socreds in B.C. Alberta influences directed against Chant. Discussion of the 1951 by-election in Esquimalt. The federal Social Credit Party. TRACK 2: The B.C. Socred ministers took part in varying degrees in federal elections. Chant's comments on the federal Socred leaders: Solon Low, Robert Thompson, Real Caouette. Federal organizing and finances. The split between the federal and provincial wings of the party and Chant's reaction to it. 1962 federal leadership convention. Comments on the roles of Major A.H. Jukes, Peer Paynter and Lyle Wicks in the Social Credit League in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

CALL NUMBER: T1378:0015 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Chant as the Minister of Public Works PERIOD COVERED: 1953-1972 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Design and execution of the fountains at the Vancouver Courthouse and the Parliament buildings. Projects of which Chant was particularly proud. More on the B.C. Building, Vancouver. Bennett's interest in the B.C. Building. Problems with the B.C. Building. The Bank of British Columbia. TRACK 2: Bennett's attitudes towards confederation. Bennett's notion of a guaranteed annual income. Chant accepted no gifts from contractors. Comments on the Legislature. Comments on Robert Bonner's departure from the cabinet, 1968. Considerations in the calling of elections.

CALL NUMBER: T1378:0016 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): A cabinet minister's life PERIOD COVERED: 1953-1972 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Chant discusses cabinet procedures and elections. The period between the 1972 defeat and the NDP takeover of the administration. The 1966 electoral redistribution. Practical and political considerations in redrawing electoral boundaries. TRACK 2: The defections of Don Marshall and Scott Wallace to the Conservatives. Chant's assessment of W.A.C. Bennett as a leader. Comments of Waldo Skillings, Don Smith and Lydia Arsens. Security in the vicinity of the Legislature. General security for the public buildings. Chant's secretary. Chant's decision to retire. Chant's negative feelings towards socialism. Chant describes a typical working day.

CALL NUMBER: T1378:0017 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Personal reflections PERIOD COVERED: 1953-1976 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: The work of administering a department. Chant's personal scheduling. Travel. The Social Credit organization in Victoria. Chant's relations with various Victoria city councils. Assessment of the new government of W.R. Bennett. Personal reflections on a life in public office. Main interests and influences: motive power, economic theory, Christianity. The influence of Christianity on Chant's thinking. [TRACK 2: blank? End of interview.)

Provincial affairs : [Premier Bennett]

Public affairs. Premier Bennett talks about his government's policies and projects, including the restraint program, women's programs, the Northeast coal development, B.C. Place, and Expo 86. Includes brief talks by cabinet ministers Don Phillips, Peter Hyndman and Grace McCarthy, as well as shots of a simulated cabinet meeting, and background shots of miscellaneous activities in B.C.

Provincial affairs : [Peter Hyndman]

Public affairs. Discussion of Expo 86, including an excerpt from a speech by Premier Bennett announcing Expo 86 will go ahead; a talk by Peter Hyndman (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs) about the financing and economic impact of Expo 86; and background shots.

Premier's office audio series

  • GR-3445
  • Series
  • 1973-1980

The series comprises audio recordings of two British Columbia Premiers, David Barrett and W.R. Bennett (as well as some of their cabinet ministers), heard at news conferences, press events, election campaign stops, speeches, announcements, and media interviews, 1973-1980.

British Columbia. Office of the Premier

[Legislature]

News item. Premier Bill Bennett: "We have a basic economy now that does generate some employment." Chronically ill children are to get a better breakdown on medication costs. It's the philosophy of this government," says Bennett, "to provide some equity to all the citizens, and not just special interest groups." A lengthy discussion of tourism follows, in which Bennett blames the 1975 drop in tourism on the NDP Minister of Highways. Bennett says he will encourage more people to hold their conventions in Victoria. NDP MLA Dave Barrett also has a "philosophy" of government. He chastises the Premier for putting more emphasis on generating tourist traffic in the Okanagan, rather than on Vancouver Island. He comments on the Throne Speech and predicts that government aid for Ocean Falls and Cancel will dry up. Premier Bennett predicts economic growth and a gradual move away from a "boom and bust" economy. Conservation MLA Scott Wallace comments on the Throne Speech. Barrett says that B.C.'s economic problems are "getting worse" and forecasts a threat to crown corporations competing in the forest industry.

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.]

Dave Barrett : [press conferences, speeches, interviews, etc., August 1977 - April 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T1704:0117 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: On the Alcan pipeline and the end of the legislative session RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-08-09 & 1977-09-27 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: NDP leader Dave Barrett says that BC should insist on three conditions being met before approving the Alcan pipeline route: (1) ninety percent of the workers involved should be from BC, and ninety percent of secondary goods and services should be purchased through small business in the province; (2) seven percent of the total capital cost should be set aside in a permanent economic development fund; and (3) there should be a written agreement that the first use of any Canadian arctic gas flowing through the pipeline should be for British Columbians and/or Canadians. 9 August 1977. TRACK 2: NDP leader Dave Barrett comments on the 1977 legislative session. He disagrees with Premier Bennett, who said that the session was very productive. Barrett says very little was accomplished, considering the amount of time spent. Specific legislation is mentioned and commented upon. 27 September 1977. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0118 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett : Submission to the BCR Royal Commission ; Reaction to interim report RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-12-05 & 1978-04-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: NDP leader Dave Barrett comments on his submission to the Royal Commission inquiring into the BC Railway. Barrett challenges the Commission to subpoena him, former Premier W.A.C. Bennett, current Premier W.R. Bennett, and other political figures. 5 December 1977. TRACK 2: Barrett responds to the release of the interim report of the Royal Commission on the BC Railway. Barrett criticizes the government for "sitting on the report" for 90 days; he also criticizes the report, saying that the recommendation to close the Fort Nelson extension is "terrible" and would, if followed through, be; "totally damaging" to "the rational development of the northeast sector" of the province. Barrett says that the Minister of Economic Development should either give a statement that the extension will; be kept open, or he and the government should resign. 12 April 1978. CALL NUMBER: T1704:0119 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett : On state of the province; Barrett, Wallace and Stephens on 1978 Oak Bay by-election RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-01 & 03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: The track begins with an interview with Kathleen Ruff, Director of Human Rights, who discusses discrimination against women in hiring practices in BC, and recommends that municipal governments undertake an affirmative action program. The majority of the track is given over to Dave Barrett, who reacts to the Premier's "state of the province" speech. Barrett's comments are wide-ranging, but deal most extensively with the state of the provincial economy and unemployment. 25 January 1978. TRACK 2: The track begins with a [poorly recorded] interview with former Conservative leader Dr. Scott Wallace, after the polls had closed in the Oak Bay by-election. Wallace believes the early returns clearly show that his successor, Vic Stephens, will win the by-election. Vic Stephens is then interviewed regarding his plans as MLA and as Conservative leader. Stephens then talks to the crowd at his victory party. The next interview is with NDP leader Dave Barrett the following morning. Barrett says that the big loser in the election was Social Credit. He then speculates on the future of BC politics, and compliments Liberal leader Gordon Gibson, saying that he would like to see Gibson stay in provincial politics. March 20 and 21, 1978.

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.]

Bill Bennett : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., September-October 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0141 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Address to the UBCM conference RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09-20 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In an address to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM), Premier Bill Bennett discusses aspects of provincial/municipal relations in BC. [TRACK 2: blank?] CALL NUMBER: T1707:0142 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Discusses the problem of Canadian national unity RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09-27 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In an interview with Keith Spicer, 27 September 1978, Premier Bill Bennett discusses various aspects of the problem of Canadian national unity. [TRACK 2: blank?] CALL NUMBER: T1707:0143 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Addresses the Kelowna chamber of commerce RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-10-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: in an address to the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, 2 October 1978, Premier Bill Bennett discusses issues of national, provincial and local importance. [TRACK 2: blank?] CALL NUMBER: T1707:0144 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference on BC Ferries RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-10-12 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett makes a statement to a news conference about the government's plans for the BC Ferry Corporation, 12 October 1978. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0145 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Discusses aspects of constitutional reform in Canada RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-10-18 SUMMARY: At a news conference on 18 October 1978, Premier Bill Bennett discusses BC's position on reform of the Canadian constitution and related issues. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY.

Bill Bennett : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., September-December 1977 & June 1979]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0119 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Cabinet meeting RECORDED: Vernon (B.C.), 1977-09-29 SUMMARY: At a news conference in Vernon, 29 September 1977, Premier Bill Bennett discusses the reasons for holding cabinet meetings in various regions of the province. Also discussed are health care in BC, economic conditions, and labour problems. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0120 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1977-11-22 SUMMARY: At a news conference in Victoria, Premier Bill Bennett discusses: proposed ferry rate increases, municipal politics, the electoral reform commission, the announced resignation of Conservative leader Scott Wallace, reports that the RCMP had placed a secret agent in Victoria for surveillance of the Barrett administration, BC Hydro labour problems, and the upcoming Social Credit Party convention. 22 ;November 1977. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0121 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference RECORDED: Langley (B.C.), 1977-11-24 SUMMARY: At a news conference in Langley, Premier Bill Bennett discusses changes in cabinet responsibilities and various aspects of transportation in BC, 24 November 1977. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0122 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Review of two years in office RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-12-08 SUMMARY: In an interview with Joe Easingwood of radio station CJVI Victoria, Premier Bill Bennett reflects upon his first two years in office, 8 December 1977. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0123 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Christmas message RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-12-14 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett delivers his Christmas message to BC, 14 December 1977. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. This item duplicates the transcript for T1707:0069; a recording is also accessioned under that number. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0124 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interview with Allan White RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-12-16 SUMMARY: In an interview in Victoria with Allan White of the Vancouver Province on 16 December 1979, Premier Bill Bennett discusses various aspects of his tenure as Premier of BC since December 1975. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0125 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference on BCRIC RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1979-06 SUMMARY: At a press conference in Victoria in June 1979, Premier Bill Bennett comments on BCRIC and free share distribution. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY.

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

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0062 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference RECORDED: Vernon (B.C.), 1977-09-29 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett at a news conference, Vernon, 29 September 1977.; CALL NUMBER: T1707:0063 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference RECORDED: Vernon (B.C.), 1977-09-29 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett's speech, Vernon, 29 September 1977.; CALL NUMBER: T1707:0064 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Address to public meeting RECORDED: Delta (B.C.), 1977-10-06 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett address to a public meeting, Delta, 6 October 1977.; CALL NUMBER: T1707:0065 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Comments on referendum on Quebec separation RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-10-20 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett comments on the national referendum on Quebec independence, 20 October 1977.; CALL NUMBER: T1707:0066 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: interviewed by Colin King for CBC Quarterly Report programme RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-12-08 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed by Colin King for the CBC program "Quarterly Report", 8 December 1977.; CALL NUMBER: T1707:0067 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Radio Interview with Joe Easingwood, CJVI RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1977-12-08 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed by Joe Easingwood, CJVI Radio, 8 December 1977.; CALL NUMBER: T1707:0068 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Reaction to Prime Minister's call for economic summit RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-12-08 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett reacts to the Prime Minister's call for an economic summit, 8 December 1977.; CALL NUMBER: T1707:0069 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Christmas message RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-12-14 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett's Christmas message, 14 December 1977.; CALL NUMBER: T1707:0070 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interviewed by Allan White of Vancouver Province RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-12-16 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed by Allan White of the Vancouver Province, 16 December 1977.; CALL NUMBER: T1707:0071 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interviewed by Hall Lieren RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-12-20 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed by Hall Lieren, 20 December 1977.;

Bill Bennett : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., October 1976 - July 1977]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0030 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: State of the province address RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-10-11 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett's state of the province address, 11 October 1976. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0031 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Speech to Social Credit convention RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett's speech to the Social Credit Party convention, 1976. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0032 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Speech to Toronto Canadian Club RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-11-26 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett's speech to the Canadian Club in Toronto, 29 November 1976. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0033 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interviewed by G. Clark of the Montreal Star RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-04-29 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed by Gerald Clark of the Montreal Star, 29 April 1977. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0034 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interview with Nick Hills RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-03-29 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed by Nick Hills, 29 March 1977. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0035 - 0036 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interview by Mitchell Gordon of Barron's magazine RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-07-13 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed by Mitchell Gordon of Barron's magazine, 13 July 1977 (part 1 & 2). CALL NUMBER: T1707:0037 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Speech to the Vancouver board of trade RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-04-28 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett's speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade, 28 April 1977. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0038 - 0039 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interview by Gary Bannerman of CKNW RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-06-24 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed by Gary Bannerman of radio station CKNW, 24 June 1977 (part 1 & 2). CALL NUMBER: T1707:0040 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interview by Hall Leiren of the Vancouver Sun RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-06-07 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed by Hall Leiren of the Vancouver Sun, 7 June 1977. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0041 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interview by Allan Fotheringham of CKVU RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-06-21 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed by Allan Fotheringham for television station CKVU, 21 June 1977.

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, interviews, speeches, etc., June-August 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0134 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Discusses federal proposals for constitutional change RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1978-06-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a news conference in Victoria, 12 June 1978, Premier Bill Bennett discusses his reaction to the federal government's recent proposals for constitutional change. [TRACK 2: blank.] CALL NUMBER: T1707:0135 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Joint news conference with Idaho Governor John Evans RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-07-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a joint news conference, 6 July 1978, Premier Bill Bennett and Idaho Governor John Evans discuss their meetings and talks on possible energy exchanges between Canada and the U.S. [TRACK 2: blank.] CALL NUMBER: T1707:0136 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interviewed by Tony McGregor RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-07-26 SUMMARY: TRACK 1 & 2: In an interview with Tony McGregor, 26 July 1978, Premier Bill Bennett discusses his personal and family background, attitudes towards government and politics, theories of public service, and BC's place within Canadian confederation. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0137 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Joint news conference with Montana Governor Judge RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1978-07-27 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a joint news conference in Victoria, 27 July 1978, Premier Bill Bennett and Montana Governor Thomas Judge discuss various aspects of Canada/U.S. relations, especially energy development. [TRACK 2: blank.] CALL NUMBER: T1707:0138 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conferences RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-08-02 & 10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a news conference, 2 August 1978, Premier Bill Bennett discusses his reaction to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's economic proposals for cut backs in government spending. TRACK 2: In a news conference, 10 August 1978, Bennett comments on the issues discussed at the 19th annual Premiers' conference at Regina.

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

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0094 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interviewed by Hal Leiren RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-12-20 SUMMARY: In an interview with Hal Leiren, Premier Bill Bennett reviews his administration's accomplishments and talks about future prospects for BC. Among the issues discussed are the economy, education, unemployment, industry, transportation, national unity, French language education, Bennett's political aspirations, and labour relations. 20 December 1977. NOTE: TRANSCRIPT ONLY. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0095 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Speech to Roadbuilders Association RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1978-04-25 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett's speech to the BC Roadbuilders Association, Vancouver 25 April 1978. [TRACK 2: blank.] CALL NUMBER: T1707:0096 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference on E&N Railway RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-05-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett at a news conference on the proposed cancellation of E & N Railway passenger service, 17 May 1978. [TRACK 2: blank.] CALL NUMBER: T1707:0097 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference on trip to Alaska RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-05-31 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett news conference following his two-day trip to Anchorage, Alaska, during which he met with Alaska Governor Hammond. Their talks dealt particularly with rail transportation. 31 May 1978. [TRACK 2: blank.] CALL NUMBER: T1707:0098 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Reaction to constitutional proposals RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-06-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a news conference, Premier Bill Bennett discusses his government's reaction to the federal government's constitutional amendment proposals, 12 June 1978. [TRACK 2: blank.] CALL NUMBER: T1707:0099 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Speech to social credit convention RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-06-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1 & 2: Premier Bill Bennett's speech to the Social Credit Party's north shore "mini-convention", 17 June 1978. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0100 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Reaction to report on electoral redistribution RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-06-21 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett reacts to the interim report on electoral redistribution by Judge Lawrence Eckardt. Bennett indicates that the recommendations for new political boundaries will be accepted without amendment and that legislation will be introduced shortly. [TRACK 2: blank?] CALL NUMBER: T1707:0101 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interviewed by Sun reporter Neale Adams RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-06-23 SUMMARY: TRACK 1 & 2: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed by Vancouver Sun reporter Neale Adams, 23 June 1978. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0102 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: BC's response to federal constitutional proposals RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-06-27 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: At a news conference, Premier Bill Bennett discusses BC's response to the federal proposals for constitutional reform, 27 June 1978. [TRACK 2: blank?] CALL NUMBER: T1707:0103 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference with Idaho Governor Evans RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-07-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett and Idaho Governor John Evans at a news conference, following their meeting to discuss the possibility of energy exchanges, 6 July 1978. [TRACK 2: blank.]

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., 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 conference, January 9, 1979]

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Discusses CPR's proposed takeover of MacMillan Bloedel RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1979-01-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: At a press conference in Victoria on 9 January 1979, Premier Bill Bennett discusses Canadian Pacific Investment's proposed takeover of Macmillan Bloedel. Also heard are NDP MLA Charles Barber, commenting on foreign ownership in BC, and Jim Nelsen, Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, on Liquor Board regulations. [TRACK 2: blank.]

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 : [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.

[Bennett -- year-ender]

News item. "1977 must be a year of restraint in our demands." says Premier Bennett in a year-end message. This pertains to "capital, labour, government, management." He says that 1977 must be a year when "each and every one of us hold the line in the demands we make upon our economy." He say we must let our competitors "catch up to our soaring costs."

[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.