These Sessional Clippings books cover the period 1891 to 1972, and include newspaper accounts written by various legislative reporters who covered debates occurring in the British Columbia Legislative Assembly. Transcripts of debates of the Legislative Assembly (Hansard) were not published in B.C. until 1970; hence these "Sessional Clipping Books" augment the “Journals”, the record of daily proceedings of the Legislative Assembly
This collection of documents was compiled by the University of Toronto Bora Laskin Law Library. It includes legislative histories, committee reports, UN periodic reports, and background information from civil society reports, as well as links to domestic and international challenges to the Indian Act through Canadian courts and the UN Human Rights Committee.
The documents on this microfilm were transferred to the National Archives of Canada by Indian Affairs: They are held in Government Archives Division in RG 10, Vols. 1840 to 1853. These are 4 reels with the following National Archives of Canada assigned numbers, TO9938, TO9939, TO9940 and TO9941. 4 reels. Print and online versions also available.
Reports of the Indian Office, for previous years, since confederation, will be found with the reports of the Secretary of State for the years 1868-1873, inclusive; and with those of the Dept. of the Interior for the years 1874-1879, inclusive.
For later years, they will be found with the reports of the Dept. of Mines and Resources for the years 1936/37-1951/52; with those of the Dept. of Citizenship and Immigration for the years 1952/53-1965/66; and with those of the Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development from 1966/67 to date.
1897/98-1935/36 includes Auditor General's report on expenditure and revenue.
Report year irregular. Also available in print, and partially online.