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Jack Davis : [press conferences, etc., 1977 & 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T1209:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): News conferences on gas legislation and BC Ferries RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-02-26 & 28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Jack Davis, Minister of Energy, Transport and Communications, discusses changes in the legislation regarding natural gas, 26 February 1977. TRACK 2: Davis discusses the size of ferry crews on the BC Ferries vessels, 28 February 1977. CALL NUMBER: T1209:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): News conferences on pipelines and seat belt legislation RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-03-01 & 15 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Jack Davis, Minister of Energy, Transport and Communications, discusses possible oil pipeline routes in BC, and potential environment effects, 1 March 1977. TRACK 2: Davis introduces automobile seat belt legislation, 15 March 1977. CALL NUMBER: T1209:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): News conferences on natural gas exports and seat belt fines RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-03-23 & 24 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Jack Davis, Minister of Energy, Transport and Communications, discusses problems related to natural gas export contracts, 23 March 1977. TRACK 2: Davis announces reduced penalties for seat belt infractions, 24 March 1977. Also: NDP MLA Rosemary Brown applauds the announcement of the Human Resources Minster that there will be no "deductible" charge for Pharmacare, 24 March 1977. CALL NUMBER: T1209:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Jack Davis on northern ferries, Revelstoke Dam and BC Tel rates RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-04-19 & 1977-05-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Jack Davis, Minister of Energy, Transport and Communications, on northern ferry transportation and the Revelstoke Dam situation, 19 April 1977. TRACK 2: Davis on BC Tel rates, 17 May 1977. CALL NUMBER: T1209:0005 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Jack Davis on BC Ferries, energy report, and Cherry Point oil port RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-05-17 & 1977-06-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Jack Davis, Minister of Energy, Transport and Communications, on BC Ferries, BC Steamships, and MIT energy report, 17 May 1977. TRACK 2: Davis doesn't like Cherry Point, Washington, as a potential location for an oil port, 3 June 1977. CALL NUMBER: T1209:0006 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Jack Davis on nuclear power, seat belts, and Alcan pipeline RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-06-17 & 1977-07-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Jack Davis, Minister of Energy, Transport and Communications, says nuclear power plants are not required in BC, 17 June 1977. Also: NDP MLA Dave Stupich on municipal finance, [same date?]. TRACK 2: Davis on seat belt legislation and the Alcan Pipeline route, 4 July 1977. Also: Human Resources Minister Bill Vander Zalm on the abolition of the Vancouver Resources Board, [same date?]. CALL NUMBER: T1209:0007 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Jack Davis comments on his resignation as Minister RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-04-[03?] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Jack Davis, Social Credit MLA (North Vancouver - Seymour), explains the reasons why he resigned as Minister of Energy, Transport and Communications, pending the outcome of an RCMP investigation into his air travel expenses. Davis admits that he traded-in first class airplane tickets for regular fare tickets and pocketed the difference. But, Davis says, he did not claim some other expenses he could have claimed, and the refunds he received were kept in lieu of claiming for those other items. Davis also says that he reimbursed the government for some of the difference. The press questions Davis extensively regarding the specifics of what he did, as well as about details surrounding his resignation. April 3 [?], 1978. [TRACK 2: blank.]

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.;

[CHEK-TV news film -- union strikes and picket lines]

Stock shots. 1. 20th Anniversary of BC Ferries. 2. Liquor Store temporarily closed. 3. Ferries. 4. Speech - remember the pension rule. ( Indoors.) 5. Outside the Legislature. Big crowd. 6. Pickets in front of the Empress re: BC Tel dispute. 7. Bank of BC protesters (BC Tel pickets). 8. BC Tel pickets at ferry terminal. 9. Picket parade in parliamentary precinct. 10. CUPW pickets - Legislature lawn. 11. Postal pickets at processing plant. Posties with signs. 12. Picket in front of Labatt's - brewery workers. 13. Street full of protesters. 14. Teamsters on strike - Local 213 at Air West. 15. United Fisherman & Allied Workers Union strikers. 16. Labour rally - inside auditorium. 17. Demonstrators in front of Legislature. Premier Bill Bennett on steps. 18. Public Service Alliance - pickets. 19. 2-4-D protest. 20. BCGEU pickets. 21. Retail clerks on strike against Woodward's. 22. BCTV strikers (NABET). 23. Construction workers protesting. 24. Large parade of protesters - Inner Harbour. 25. Yarrows Ltd. - flying pickets re: BC Tel hot equipment. 26. Pickets in front of the Empress.

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., 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 conference, December 20, 1977]

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: conducts a news conference RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-12-20 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a news conference, Premier Bill Bennett discusses the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway, the BC Tel strike, his constituency work, the Prime Minister's suggestion (in his Christmas message) that we need faith, the Electoral Reform Commission, the Oak Bay by-election, and overseas opinion of BC. 20 December 1977. [TRACK 2: blank.]

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

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0130 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-21 SUMMARY: Bennett speaks at the Men's and Women's Canadian Club; queried about the current sitting.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0131 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Gary Lauk ; Premier Bill Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-21 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Gary Lauk on BC Tel. TRACK 2: Bill Bennett on BC Tel.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0132 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Vander Zalm RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-21 SUMMARY: Bill Vander Zalm on UTA delay.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0133 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Grace McCarthy on new welfare system RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02-21 SUMMARY: Grace McCarthy on new welfare system.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0134 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Evan Wolfe RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-03-09 SUMMARY: Evan Wolfe on 5% municipal budget ceiling.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0135 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Norm Levi RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-03-13 SUMMARY: Norm Levi on BC Systems Corporation.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0136 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Rafe Mair RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-03-19 SUMMARY: Mair on Sweden and Norway trip.;