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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0083 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interviewed by Ed Ogle of Time Magazine RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-01-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In an interview with Ed Ogle of Time Magazine, Premier Bill Bennett discusses confederation, the western provinces' position on federalism and certain economic issues, and Rene Levesque and separatism. Bennett proposes limiting government growth, comments on the self-centered attitudes of politicians, French language rights, and Canadian multiculturalism. TRACK 2: Bennett claims Canadian federalism holds more flexibility than the American system, and claims his government will do everything possible to maintain national unity. He also speculates about the possible consequences of the break-up of confederation. 11 January 1978. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0084 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Announces electoral reform commission and E&N Railway decision RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-01-12 & 19 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a news conference, Premier Bill Bennett announces the appointment of Judge Lawrence Smith Eckardt as a commissioner under the Public Enquiries Act to make an enquiry into electoral reform. Bennett also answers questions on international fishing boundaries and gives the BC position on fishing limits. He discusses Claude Ryan's five region concept and various aspects of Canadian federalism. 12 January 1978. TRACK 2: In a press conference, Bennett announces the CTC decision to grant BC's request for a stay in the CPR order to suspend passenger services on the E & N Railway. The stay is valid for five months, during which the CPR will continue to provide passenger service. In the meantime, BC is to appeal the CPR decision in the courts. Bennett also discusses the importance of this service, and answers questions concerning the BCR and BC Tel. 19 January 1978. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0085 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: State of the province address message and Saanich Chambers of Commerce address RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-01-25 & 1978-02-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a news conference, Premier Bill Bennett presents his economic and financial quarterly report (termed the "state of the province address"). Things are looking up in BC, Bennett states, and he relates how labour relations, industrial growth and the general economy have improved over the past year. He comments on legislation which has been passed and on the state of dominion/provincial relations, alluding to BC strategies and proposals to be adopted at an upcoming federal/provincial conference. He also calls for freer trade to bolster the economy. 25 January 1978. TRACK 2: In an address to the combined Chambers of Commerce in Saanich, Bennett speaks about the effort necessary to improve public access to government, and about the role of legislators. He relates how the province's economy has grown over the past two years, and suggests it is time for (realistic) optimism. Bennett also comments on provincial job creation efforts and federal/provincial resource development plans, 2 February 1978. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0086 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Remarks at First Ministers' Conference RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-02-13 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In his opening remarks to the First Ministers' Conference, Premier Bill Bennett discusses inflation, the economy, unemployment, finance, industry, natural resources and strategies to deal with problems in these areas, 13 February 1978. TRACK 2: During the afternoon sitting of the First Ministers' Conference, Bennett comments on the growth of the public sector in Canada, urging all governments to adopt a policy a policy of spending restraint, and proposes several methods of cutting government costs, 13 February 1978. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0087 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Press conference on throne speech, and sworn in as minister RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-03-30 & 1978-04-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a press conference, Premier Bill Bennett discusses the throne speech. He announces that Harvey Wilfred Schroeder will be the new Speaker of the House, and Steven Rogers will be the deputy speaker. The throne speech deals with job creation, with an emphasis on small business and individual enterprise. Jobs are to be created in the private sector, aided by government efforts and deregulation. 30 March 1978. TRACK 2: Bennett is sworn in as Minister of Energy, Transport and Communications the day after Jack Davis's resignation, and conducts a press conference afterwards. Bennett asks his colleagues to endorse Evan Wolfe as the new director of BC Hydro and Sam Bawlf as the director of the BC Harbour Board. Bennett refuses to comment further on Davis's resignation. 4 April 1978. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0088 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Discusses Jack Davis's resignation and economic plans RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-04-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a press conference, Premier Bill Bennett states that the investigation into the Jack Davis affair was instigated by a private individual, and claims that any minister must resign under similar circumstances. Davis would be restored to the premier's confidence if he is cleared. 6 April 1978. TRACK 2: In a news conference, Bennett discusses his economic plans for BC. He comments on the federal budget and sales tax reductions, and answers questions concerning unemployment and job creation efforts. 11 April 1978. NOTE: Unedited transcript is available for this track only. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0089 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Premier's post-Yorkton news conference RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-04-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a news conference, Premier Bill Bennett comments on the viability of the Fort Nelson extension of the BCR, Cyril Shelford's proposed resignation, the upcoming federal election, and federal;/provincial financial arrangements. 17 April 1978. TRACK 2: Bennett announces that regular economic meetings between the provinces and Ottawa will commence. 17 April 1978. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0090 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Meets northern mayors about BCR extension RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-04-20 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mayors from northeastern BC meet with Premier Bill Bennett to persuade his government to extend the BC Railway to Fort Nelson. They present various economic and political arguments to further their case. 20 April 1978. TRACK 2: Bennett responds by stating that the matter will have to be studied further before any decision is made. 20 April 1978. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0091 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Post-Trudeau visit press conference RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-11-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In a press conference, Premier Bill Bennett discusses the results of his meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau. The discussion touched on aspects of the national economy, the teaching of the French language, national unity, the constitution, and the five regions concept of Canadian federalism. 1 November 1977. [TRACK 2: blank.] CALL NUMBER: T1707:0092 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interview with Gary Bannerman (part 1) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-01-25 SUMMARY: TRACK 1 and 2: In a radio hot line program interview with Gary Bannerman on CKNW Vancouver, Premier Bill Bennett discusses northern development through the extension of the BC Railway, government plans to stimulate the economy, and the employment situation in BC. 25 January 1978. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0093 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interview with Gary Bannerman (part 2) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-01-25 SUMMARY: TRACK 1 & 2: In a radio hot line program interview with Gary Bannerman on CKNW Vancouver, Premier Bill Bennett answers questions from listeners across the province. He discusses liquor legislation, the distribution of government information, the role of government, and various government services. 25 January 1978.

Bill Bennett : [press conferences, speeches, etc., April 1977]

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Press conference on BC Railway ; Canadian Association of Broadcasters speech RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1977-04-05 & 30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett announces a halt in the construction of the BC Railway, 5 April 1977. Also, reaction from NDP MLA Gary Lauk. TRACK 2: Bennett's speech to the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, Victoria, 30 April 1977.

Bill Bennett : [press conferences, speeches, etc., January-July 1977]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0042 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conferences on BCR and Legislative sitting length, and new investment corporation RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-06-06 & 09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett's press conference on the BC Railway, Railwest and the length of the current legislative session, 6 June 1977. TRACK 2: Bennett announces the formation of a major new private investment corporation, 9 June 1977. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0043 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conferences on Ontario election, NDP caucus, unemployed RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-06-10 & 14 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett comments on the election of a Conservative minority government in Ontario, 10 June 1977. Also, Human Rights Director Kathleen Ruff comments on the Human Rights Code. TRACK 2: Bennett criticizes the NDP for their boycott of the Legislative Assembly, and also speaks about unemployment, 14 June 1977. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0044 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: News conference on Vancouver resource board, Canada Day message RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-06-28 & 07-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett comments on the protests of the Downtown Eastside Residents' Association about the elimination of the Vancouver Resource Board. Also, the comments of Bruce Eriksen of DERA. 28 June 1977. TRACK 2: Bennett's Canada Day message, 1 July 1977. CALL NUMBER: T1707:0045 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Welcomes Alcan pipeline route recommendation ; News conference RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-01-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Premier Bill Bennett welcomes the recommendations of the National Energy Board for the Alcan pipeline route. TRACK 2: News conference, 10 January 1977.

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

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

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

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

Dave Barrett : [miscellaneous press conferences, speeches, interviews, etc., 1972-1977]

CALL NUMBER: T1704:0101 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Victory speech and press conference RECORDED: [location unknown], 1972-08-30 SUMMARY: David Barrett victory speech to party workers and his first press conference as Premier-Elect, 30 August 1972.; CALL NUMBER: T1704:0102 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Announces general election RECORDED: [location unknown], 1975-11-03 SUMMARY: Premier David Barrett announces the 1975 provincial general election, 3 November 1975.; CALL NUMBER: T1704:0103 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Campaign speech RECORDED: Port Coquitlam (B.C.), 1975-12-09 SUMMARY: Premier David Barrett's final speech of the 1975 provincial election campaign, Port Coquitlam, 9 December 1975.; CALL NUMBER: T1704:0104 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: Election day RECORDED: [location unknown], 1975-12-11 SUMMARY: Premier David Barrett on election day, 11 December 1975: comments on casting his ballot, and his reaction to the NDP defeat.; CALL NUMBER: T1704:0105 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett: On the appointment of a Royal Commission into the BC Railway RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-02-08 SUMMARY: Dave Barrett comments on the appointment of a Royal Commission into the operation of the BC Railway, 8 February 1977.;

W.A.C. Bennett interview : [Mitchell, 1976-1978 : part 3]

CALL NUMBER: T1675:0030 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): The 'Five-Regions' idea and Canada's future RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-11-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: W.A.C. Bennett discusses the origin and background of the five-regions concept. Recollection of the federal-provincial conference on the constitution, 1969, when Bennett first publicly advocated the idea. Reaction to the five-regions idea. Comments on how each region of Canada would benefit if Canada was restructured according to Bennett's plan. The Canadian north and the five-regions plan. The five-regions idea and the decentralization of the Canadian federal system. TRACK 2: Comments on Brian Brown's book, "The New Confederation". Bennett's views on British Columbia's place within Canadian confederation and the trend towards North American continentalism. Political alliances versus economic common markets. Bennett values Canadian independence and British political institutions. Anecdote about Rene Levesque asking Bennett to lead British Columbia out of Canadian confederation. CALL NUMBER: T1675:0031 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): British Columbia politics and the BCR (part 1) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-11-14 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: W.A.C. Bennett discusses his involvement with service clubs. His fierce patriotism for British Columbia. Cooperation with the federal government on several projects. Medicare. Construction of; the Trans-Canada Highway in B.C. The genesis of Roberts Bank. Cost-sharing with the federal government. Bennett's submission to the Royal Commission investigating the British Columbia Railway (BCR). Criticism of the post-1972 administration of BCR. TRACK 2: The BCR as a political railway. Reasons for changing its name from PGE to BCR. The intention to sell the PGE by some early B.C. Socreds. The railway should be operated as a public enterprise for the benefit of private businesses in the province. The railway should be run like a business. The role of Joe Broadbent, the manager of the BCR. The role of the president and board of directors of the railway. The issue of under-estimating construction costs on the Dease Lake extension of the BCR. Reasons for the extension of the BCR into the Canadian north and through to Alaska. Bennett's attitude towards environmentalism. CALL NUMBER: T1675:0032 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): British Columbia politics and the BCR (part 2) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-11-14 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: W.A.C. Bennett discusses the future of the BCR. The current plight of the railway is due to mismanagement by the NDP during the years it formed the provincial government. Bennett describes how, in his view, it would be possible to rejuvenate the BCR and prepare it for great future development. [TRACK 2: blank.] CALL NUMBER: T1675:0033 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Government pension funds and labour policies, 1952-1972 PERIOD COVERED: 1952-1972 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-11-15 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: W.A.C. Bennett discusses his government's use of public service pension funds. The issue of pension fund shortfalls. Bennett's method of securing the future value of pension funds. The indexing of pensions. The problem of inflation and its effect on pension funds. The issue of pension fund socialism. TRACK 2: W.A.C. Bennett discusses the labour policies of his government, 1952-1972. The role of organized labour in the B.C. economy. Theory of labour-management relations. The character of the labour movement in B.C. The effect of government policies in labour-management relations. The NDP and organized labour. The issue of strikes in essential services. Evaluation of Bennett's Ministers of Labour: Lyle Wicks, Leslie Peterson, James Chabot. The government as referee in labour-manage;ment relations. CALL NUMBER: T1675:0034 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Personal nicknames and Saltspring Island hideaway RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-11-25 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: W.A.C. Bennett discusses his relationship with close personal friends. Commencement of the use of the initials W.A.C. after moving to Kelowna, 1930. Origin of the nickname "Wacky". Bennett's hideaway on Saltspring Island. Spending weekends on Saltspring Island while Premier. Description of Saltspring cottage. [TRACK 2: blank.] CALL NUMBER: T1675:0035 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): The budgetary process, treasury board and cabinet PERIOD COVERED: 1952-1972 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-02-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: W.A.C. Bennett discusses playing cards with friends and the importance of relaxation. Anecdote about a story told at a Christmas family occasion by Bennett's son R.J. Description of the budgetary processes of Bennett's government. TRACK 2: The role and function of little treasury board. The process of treasury board. Bennett's role as Chairman of the treasury board. The effect of Bennett's style of budgeting on his government's policies. The budget as an instrument of government policy. Serving simultaneously as Premier and Minister of Finance. The operation of Bennett's cabinet. The; virtual absence of cabinet committees. Travelling cabinet meetings. Plebiscites. CALL NUMBER: T1675:0036 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Wenner-Gren and plans for the development of British Columbia PERIOD COVERED: 1952-1978 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-02-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: W.A.C. Bennett discusses maintenance of the legislative precinct during the period he was Premier. British Columbia's development and the growing world economy during the years of his government. The background to the Wenner-Gren plan to develop the interior of the province. Bennett's meeting in London, England, with Sir Andrew McTaggart and Dal Grauer which presaged the takeover of the B.C. Electric Company. TRACK 2: The genesis of the two rivers policy. The development of hydro-electric power on the Peace River and its effect on negotiations for the Columbia River Treaty. The effect of the Wenner-Gren plan. The memorandum of intent which was signed between the government and the Wenner-Gren B.C. Development Corporation. The aborted plans for the Pacific Northern Railway. The role of Einar Gunderson in the Wenner-Gren plan. Bennett responds to charges that BCR losses were hidden during the years of his government. CALL NUMBER: T1675:0037 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Education policies of the Social Credit government, 1952-1972 PERIOD COVERED: 1952-1972 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-02-14 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: W.A.C. Bennett discusses his attitudes towards higher education. Anecdote about persuading his son, Bill, to consider going to university. Construction of Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria. Relations with UBC. Relations with the academic community in general. Government funding for education. TRACK 2: Bennett recalls addressing a large student audience at UBC at which the university president, Norman McKenzie, was heckled. Evaluation of Bennett's successive Ministers of Education: Tilly Rolston, Robert Bonner, Ray Williston, Leslie Peterson, Donald Brothers. Dual cabinet portfolios. The role of the teachers in the defeat of the Social Credit government, 1972. Anecdote about Bert Price voting against the Socred minority government, 1953. CALL NUMBER: T1675:0038 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Relationship with John Diefenbaker and the federal Conservative Party PERIOD COVERED: 1948-1963 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-03-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: W.A.C. Bennett recalls the days when he was a Conservative in British Columbia and memories of John Diefenbaker. The 1948 Yale by-election. Reasons for lack of success in the by-election. Efforts by the federal Conservatives to have Social Credit join their party. Relationship with the Diefenbaker government. The Columbia River Treaty. Meeting President Kennedy at a banquet in Seattle. The 1963 provincial election campaign and Davie Fulton's challenge in British Columbia. TRACK 2: Reasons for Fulton's challenge to Social Credit in British Columbia. Factors contributing to Fulton's failure in the 1963 election. Diefenbaker and the opening of the Trans-Canada highway in British Columbia. W.A.C. Bennett as a British Columbia nationalist.