Series GR-0735 - Vancouver City Police Force Inquiry

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Vancouver City Police Force Inquiry

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GR-0735

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  • 1955-1956 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Vancouver City Police Force Inquiry

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50 cm of textual records

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(1955-1956)

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The Vancouver City Police Force Inquiry was appointed in British Columbia under the Public Inquiries Act by Order in Council no. 1618, June 24, 1955. Reginald Hibbert Tupper, Q.C. was appointed Commissioner. The Commission was established in response to two events. On June 23, 1955 a Special Committee of the Senate of Canada presented its final report on the traffic of narcotic drugs in Canada. The Committee commented on the situation in Vancouver and expressed the opinion that more vigorous effective enforcement of all pertinent laws would answer much of the problem in the City of Vancouver. Also, on June 24, 1955, a detective in the Vancouver Police Department attempted suicide following the publication of allegations of corruption in the Vancouver Police Department in a weekly journal called Flash. Commissioner Tupper opened sittings on July 5, 1955 and heard evidence and gathered information over the next few months. On December 31, 1955, the Commissioner presented an interim report. The inquiry resumed on January 17, 1956 and continued until January 27, 1956. The final report was tabled February 29, 1956. Among his recommendations, the Commissioner suggested more funding for the Vancouver Police and a reorganization of the department.

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The series consists of records of the Vancouver City Police Force Inquiry. Records include the Commission Secretary's minutes and list of exhibits (1955-1956); a letter to the Attorney-General's office (1955); an unsigned memorandum; the interim report (1955) and the final report (1956) by Commissioner Reginald Hibbert Tupper; and 35 volumes of evidence in transcript form and transcripts of proceedings (1955-1956). Volumes 1, 2, 4 and 5 of the transcripts of evidence were never received by the BC Archives.

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Received from Mr. David Tupper (son of R.H. Tupper), North Vancouver, 1980.

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Accession number(s): GR-0735

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Archives code(s): previously known as AAAA0072

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  • Box: GR0735-0001
  • Box: GR0735-0002
  • Box: GR0735-0003
  • Box: GR0735-0004