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[Ministry of Industry advertisements]
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- moving images
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Embra Productions Ltd.
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- British Columbia. Ministry of Industry and Small Business Development
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1 videocassette (00:02:00) : video master, U-matic, sound ; 19 mm
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The Dept. of Trade and Industry was established in 1919 under its first name, the Dept. of Industries, with the enactment of the Department of Industries Act (SBC 1919, c. 34). Prior to that, the Bureau of Statistics compiled data on tourism, trade and industry for the Attorney-General. The mandate of the Dept. of Industries was to investigate matters of economic importance, to encourage industry, to collect and publish statistics, and to develop trade in the province. The minister and deputy minister, who was also the industrial commissioner, conducted surveys, carried out research in utilization of natural resources, conducted special investigations into industrial problems, and administered the Industrial Development Fund. In 1937, the functions of the Economic Council in the Dept. of Labour and the Bureau of Information in the Dept. of Finance were brought together with the functions of the Dept. of Industries to form a new department, the Dept. of Trade and Industry (Dept. of Trade and Industry Act, SBC 1937, c. 73). Three branches were established: the Bureau of Economics and Statistics, the Bureau of Trade Extension, and the Bureau of Industrial and Tourist Development. The names of the latter two branches were changed in 1939 to the Bureau of Industrial and Trade Extension and the Government Travel Bureau. In 1957, the Dept. of Trade and Industry Act was repealed and replaced by the Dept. of Industrial Development, Trade, and Commerce Act (SBC 1957, c. 29). As part of this process, the Dept. of Trade and Industry became the Dept. of Industrial Development, Trade, and Commerce. Its functions were to investigate matters of economic importance, encouragement of industry, collection and publication of statistics, and the development of trade. In 1974, the department was renamed the Dept. of Economic Development. In 1976, the department was renamed the Ministry of Economic Development. In 1979, the ministry changed its name to the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Small Business Development when all functions relating to tourism and small businesses were transferred from the dissolved Ministry of Tourism and Small Business Development. The following year, the functions relating to the tourism were transferred to the newly established Ministry of Tourism (OIC 49/80). As a result, of this change, the name of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Small Business Development’s name was changed to the Ministry of Industry and Small Business Development. In 1986, the ministry’s name was changed once again to the Ministry of Economic Development (OIC 1492/86). In 1988, the ministry was disestablished (OIC 1304/88). Its functions were split between the Ministry of Regional Development and Ministry of International Business and Immigration.
Scope and content
Item consists of one video containing two 60-second TV commercials for the Ministry of Industry and Small Business Development for 1980. The advertisements provide an overview of industry and economic activity in British Columbia, and focuses on specific BC-based companies.
Immediate source of acquisition
Transferred to BC Archives by Ministry of Industry and Small Business Development, c/o Victoria Gemmell, Information Services, in 1980. The video was likely transferred with F1980:403.
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A digital copy was made in 2018, see reference staff for details.
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Copyright Government of British Columbia.
Accession number(s): V1980:27
Previously described as AAAA2227.
sponsored/presented by: British Columbia. Ministry of Industry and Small Business Development; producing agency/company: Embra Productions Ltd.
Video is in cool storage and not accessible.