Series GR-3895 - Office of the Premier transition binders

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Office of the Premier transition binders

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  • Jun. 2001 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Office of the Premier

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30 cm of textual records and 1 CD-ROM

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The Office of the Premier includes the Premier, the Deputy Minister to the Premier, the Chief of Staff, Cabinet Operations and other administrative branches.
The name has had slight changes through its history:
1871-1988 Office of the Premier
1988-1993 Office of the Premier and Executive Council
1993-2000 Office of the Premier and Cabinet Office
2000-2001 Office of the Premier
2001- Office of the Premier and Cabinet Office

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The series consists of seven binders of transition information created by the Office of Premier in June 2001. They were prepared for the Premier Designate, Gordon Campbell, by the office of Premier Ujjal Dosangjh. The records include a letter dated June 4, 2001 from Deputy Minister to the Premier Philip Halkett, to Deputy Minister to the Premier (Designate) Ken Dobell regarding organizational change and training required. The letter was accompanied by seven volumes of information on the following topics:
Advice to Premier Designate: includes sections on getting organized, machinery of government, governance issues and government decision making process.
Major issues: includes briefing notes from ministries on critical issues in progress.
Fiscal situation: includes sections on outline of BC economy, economic outlook, fiscal history and outlook, and annual budget and reporting cycle
Ministry profiles: Includes a brief profile of the active ministries, their major functions and associated legislation.
Crown Corporation and Government organization profiles: includes overview of Crown Corporations, budget process and governance framework as well as brief profiles of active Crown Corporations.
Implementation: Includes sections on Office of the Premier organization issues, benefits and severance and office space.
Contacts: Includes contact information for Government organizations, , local Government organizations, Ministry third party organizations and active Ministries.
The series also includes a complete copy of the volumes on CD-ROM.

The records give a unique and complete snapshot of the Government of British Columbia, as it was in June 2001.

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The records were transferred directly from the Office of the Premier to the Provincial Archivist in August 2001. They were subsequently classified and accessioned under Executive Records Schedule 102906 in 2020/


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These records are restricted. Please contact the BC Archives for information about access.

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Accession number(s): 97-5496


The volumes were removed from the original binders and placed in acid free folders.

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