Series GR-0917 - Royal Commission on Health and Accident Insurance Associations Operations in British Columbia (1944)

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Royal Commission on Health and Accident Insurance Associations Operations in British Columbia (1944)

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  • 1944-1947 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Royal Commission Appointed to Inquire into Health and Accident Insurance Associations Operating in the Province of British Columbia

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Originals, 88 cm

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Appointed under the Public Inquiries Act by Order-in-Council no. 1686, November 4, 1944. Commissioner: J. A. Grimmett. Report November 28, 1946. Printed 1947. Tabled: February 27, 1947. The Commission recommended that the associations should be allowed to continue under strict government supervision, as long as they were non-profit.

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The commissioner, Vancouver barrister and solicitor, John Alexander Grimmett, was appointed to inquire into the operation and administration of societies which operate in B.C. under the provisions of the Societies Act and offer benefits or services for accident or sickness. The records consist of the Provincial Secretary file 145-19 which contains correspondence, vouchers, copy of Letters Patent appointing the Commissioner, transcripts of evidence presented at the proceedings, briefs and exhibits. Also included is the report in which he recommended that the societies should be compelled to become licensed under the Insurance Act because they operate for the sole purpose of insuring members and carrying on an insurance business.

A. Correspondence

B. Proceedings

C. Briefs, Exhibits (for list of exhibits see file 2, box 1)

D. Commission Reports

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Transferred from the Legislative Library, 1979.


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