Series GR-0802 - Royal Commission on Municipal Taxation (1933)

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Royal Commission on Municipal Taxation (1933)

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  • 1933-1934 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Royal Commission on Municipal Taxation (1933)

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Originals, 13 cm

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Appointed May 22, 1933; report dated February 9, 1934. Commissioners: Andrew M. Harper, Judge of the County Court of Vancouver, chairman; A. D. Paterson, of Ladner. The commission was appointed to inquire into and review the financial and administrative condition of the various municipalities of the Province, as constituted under the “Municipal Act," and also the financial relationship between the Provincial Government and the municipalities.

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The commissioners, judge of the County Court of Vancouver, Andrew M. Harper (chairman) and Alexander McDonald Paterson, Reeve of Delta Municipality, were appointed on 22 May 1933. They were charged with investigating all matters relating to municipal taxation in British Columbia as well as the financial relationship between the Government of British Columbia and the municipalities. Commission records consist of Provincial Secretary correspondence file Pi 13/33 which includes a copy of the letters patent appointing the commissioners, transcripts of evidence presented at proceedings and the commissioners' original, signed report (ts). In their report, the commissioners addressed responsibility for social services including mothers' pensions, administration of justice, schools and education, mental hospitals, unemployment relief, etc.

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Transferred form the Legislative Library, 1978.


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