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Arthur Turner

File contains records created and received by Arthur J.Turner, who preceded Bob Williams as MLA.

Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Water Resources records

The series consists of records related to Williams' role in the Provincial Cabinet under the Dave Barret government, as well as research materials related to the natural resources of the province. Many of the records pertain to the management of the forestry industry, and in particular, governmental relations with privately owned lumber, pulp, and paper companies. Other subjects include Williams’ relations with various provincial and federal government departments, and his work in conservancy and natural resources, including records of the Environment and Land Use Committee and the British Columbia Institute for Economic Policy Analysis.

Record types include correspondence, speeches, notes, reports, news-clippings, acts and bills, presentation materials, and records of individual energy and forestry companies.

[Copy of report of the Commissioner and other material]

File contains records related to forestry industry. Records include a report of the commissioner, Honourable Gordon McG. Sloan, Chief Justice of British Columbia relating to the Forest Resources of British Columbia, dated 1956, Brief from the Prince George & District Truck Loggers' Association to the Chairman and members of the select standing committee on Forestry and Fisheries concerning the "30% - 50% clause", dated March 12, 1956, and a Resume of material in the U.S. Congressional record of November 18, 1970, by Senator Lee Metcalf, Montana, entitled 'Forests - The Clearcutting Issue'.

[Report, study, and letter from Lorne Sivertson]

File contains the first report of the task force on Crown timber disposal, entitled 'Crown Charges for Early Timber Rights', dated February 1974, and a commodity study by Lorne Sivertson and Robert Carson entitled 'Sand and Gravel in British Columbia', as well as an attached letter from Sivertson to Williams.

[Copy of report and proposal of seminar]

File contains a proposal for a seminar entitled 'Could "small" be beautiful in British Columbia?' as well as a report by V.W. Loose, 'Policy alternatives for recapture of betterment'.

[Correspondence and other material]

File consists of correspondence and other material received by Williams in his role as Minister. Records include an excerpt from an address by the Honourable J.V. Clyne, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of MacMillan Bloedel Limited; correspondence between Clyne and Williams; telegrams from Williams to R.A. Williston regarding a television debate; letter from the Chief, Councillors and Band Members of the Ohiaht Indian Band; memorandum regarding Timber Products Stabilization Act; comments on Bill 117, Forest Amendment Act 1974; Pulp prices and chip values report by J.A.K. Reid; letter to Williams from W.C.R. Jones of British Columbia Cellulose Company; a summary of the program and priorities of the special studies division of the BC Forest Service; a report on the progress and problems encountered in the creation of the forest industry information bank by Michael G. Coney; several letters from E.L. Young, Chief Forester to Williams; press release and records on the Skagit Valley; a draft of document 'Making Crown Land Available'; agenda of the Canadian Council of Resource and Environment Ministers dated October 1975; letter from Allan Blakeney Premier of Saskatchewan to Williams; and letter from Williams to John Messer, Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Forest Products.

[Letter, article, and transcript of speech]

File contains letter from Alistair to Bob Williams, along with attached article entitled, 'Integrated Resource Management : Is it Possible?". Also included is a speech Williams gave to the Professional Foresters Annual Meeting, entitled 'The need for reform in our forest industry.'

[Articles/ by Alan Chambers]

File contains three articles published by Alan D. Chambers on Forestry in British Columbia, as well as handwritten notes.

Timber Products Stabilization Act

File contains press release on Timber Products Stabilization Act, press releases on new price for wood chips, an official report of debates of the legislative assembly, and a report by K.W. Rieche entitled 'Preliminary proposals for the establishment of the British Columbia Forest Products Board'.

Pearse Bowden

File contains correspondence between Williams and Pearse Bowden Economic Consultants, as well as related material including reports, proposals, and observations about the forest industry.

Burns Lake (2 of 2)

File contains press releases, legal agreements, news clippings, memorandums, and correspondence.

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