Item 2008.3.1.210.8 - Ken Rutherford (Tape 2)

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Ken Rutherford (Tape 2)

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2008.3.1.210.8

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  • 1 Apr. 1993 (Creation)

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1 audiocassette (27 min.)

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(1923 - 1999)

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Audio recording is the continuation of an interview by Bridget Moran with Ken Rutherford, educator and former municipal politician of Swift Current, Saskatchewan and later ran for the NDP in Fort George, BC. Rutherford discusses his involvement in politics in Saskatchewan, and subsequent move to Prince George, BC and interest in politics in BC.

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  • Recalls the 1953 federal election when he ran unsuccessfully as CCF member for Swift Current, Saskatchewan
  • After election decided to move to Vancouver; started looking for jobs and took teaching job in Prince George, BC
  • Describes living conditions; living in cabin in Fort George and their early neighbors (Milners (sp?) in Prince George c.1950s
  • Recalls running in BC elections 3 times unsuccessful
  • Discusses MLA Ray Williston and the Wenner-Gren election issue
  • Discusses his thoughts on the current NDP; regarding the issue of Senate abolishment and what he sees as ‘undemocratic policies’

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Personal or academic use of materials is welcomed under the standard fair use and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections.

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Part of the Bridget Moran fonds

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