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The Honourable Iona Campagnolo fonds Subseries Government
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Elections

Subseries consists of correspondence and accompanying informational material related to federal and provincial elections. Records include newspaper clippings, reference material, candidate lists, campaign pamphlets, and reports. Includes correspondence regarding by-elections, electoral processes, and voting legislation.

Federal Programs

Subseries consists of correspondence regarding federal programs and their creation and cancellation. Records include newspaper clippings, news releases, itineraries, memoranda, and form letters.

Federal Provincial Relations

Subseries consists of correspondence and accompanying informational material related to federal-provincial relations. Records include copies of legislation, reports, newspaper clippings, and speeches and remarks. Includes correspondence regarding federal and provincial joint projects and provincial executive councils.

Finance

Subseries consists of records and correspondence relating to the Department of Finance (Finance Canada) and federal financial issues in general. Includes correspondence regarding economic recovery; the state of the Canadian dollar; the gold industry; home ownership savings plans; the federal debt; banking legislation (Bill C-57 and C-15); the Income Tax act; British Columbia Central Credit Union; the federal budget; life insurance; pension plans; compulsory retirement and retirement savings plans; the Anti-Inflation Board (concerning Bill C-73); wage guidelines; tax increases; rising food prices; import tariffs and excise taxes; and tax deductions and exemptions. Also includes news releases, reports, weekly briefings, and speeches.

Parliamentary

Subseries consists of correspondence and accompanying informational material related to Parliament, governmental issues, and Campagnolo’s parliamentary responsibilities. Records include newsletters, reports, itineraries, meeting agendas and minutes, briefing notes, newspaper clippings, brochures, questionnaires, and notes for presentations and speeches by Trudeau and other politicians. Includes correspondence regarding parliamentary procedures, Bill C-84 on parliamentary voting, parliamentary reform, Library of Parliament services, Cabinet meetings, caucus meetings and fundraising, political parties (especially the National Liberal Party and the British Columbia Liberal Party), salaries for Members of Parliament, House of Commons debates and proceedings, tabled legislation, Prime Minister Trudeau’s ministry, the Governor General, visits from the royal family, speeches from the throne, the Order of Canada, Senate meetings and appointments, and parliamentary associations and committees.

Political Parties

Subseries consists of correspondence and accompanying informational material related to political parties, especially the Liberal Party of Canada. Records include newspaper and magazine clippings, newsletter, brochures and pamphlets, meeting minutes, questionnaires, reports, news releases, speeches, and lists of election results. Includes correspondence regarding the Progressive Conservative Party, the Communist Party of Canada, the National Liberal Party, and provincial Liberal parties. Most records and correspondence relate to the Liberal Party and include mention of Liberal Party activities and meetings, the official language policy, election strategies, fundraising and donations to the Liberal Party, Campagnolo’s 1979 re-election campaign, political debates, youth caucus events, Liberal appointments, Liberal associations in northern BC, and Liberal conventions.

Public Works

Subseries consists of correspondence and accompanying informational material related to the Department of Public Works and construction and development initiatives. Records include speeches by the Minister of Public Works, news releases, notices of tender, brochure, memoranda, newspaper clippings, and reports. Includes correspondence regarding proposed developments, contracts for construction and renovation projects, Public Works housing, and requests and complaints directed to Public Works.

Regional Economic Expansion

Subseries consists of correspondence and accompanying informational material related to the Department of Regional Economic Expansion and local development projects. Records include petitions; newspaper clippings; news releases; brochures; reports; and copies of speeches given by Trudeau, W.R. Bennett, and the Minister of Regional Economic Expansion. Includes correspondence regarding construction and development projects in the Skeena riding, the Husky Bushplane, the 1977 drought in northern BC, timber licenses, helicopter logging, the Assistance to Small Enterprise Program, and requests for the extension of the Regional Development Incentives Act. Also includes applications for grants from the Regional Development Incentive Act (RDIA) and the Agricultural and Rural Development Act (ARDA).

Revenue Canada

Subseries consists of correspondence and accompanying informational material related to the Department of Revenue (Revenue Canada) and taxation and customs issues. Records include brochures, news releases, newspaper clippings, reference material, memoranda, bulletins, and reports. Includes correspondence regarding Registered Home Ownership Savings Plans; complaints about customs seizures, tariffs, duties, and detainment; staffing and locations of customs offices; the granting of charitable status to organizations; tax matters and disputes; tax-free earning allowances; and the proposed tax on loggers’ room and board.

Secretary of State

Subseries consists of correspondence and accompanying informational material related to the Secretary of State of Canada and Canadian cultural issues. Records include speeches by the Secretary of State, press releases, brochures, reports, newspaper clippings, memoranda, grant requests, itineraries, and reference material. Includes correspondence regarding federal grants; Canadian flag distribution; participation in Canada Week; the status of women in the Public Service; public access to government information; the national anthem; the Open House Canada exchange program; human rights; financial cutbacks to the arts; the Canadian Constitutional Amendment Bill; the Canada Referendum Act; the Quebec separatist movement; Canada’s official languages; bilingual services and education; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) programming and services to northern BC; complaints from Skeena constituents regarding radio and television service; the new citizenship legislation (Bill C-20); multiculturalism and ethnic communities; Canadian theatre and arts programs; the Northwest BC Art Council; the Canadian Conference of the Arts; Heritage Canada; Scientology; and northern BC museums and exhibits.

Treasury Board

Subseries consists of correspondence and accompanying informational material related to the Treasury Board of Canada and public service issues. Records include petitions; news releases; reports; memoranda; newspaper clippings; newsletters; and speeches from the Treasury Board, including presidents Robert Andras and Jean Chretien. Includes correspondence regarding government expenditures, the public service and its official language policy, equal opportunities for women, the Public Service Employment Act, public service pensions, collective bargaining for public service employees, and Bills C-28 and C-22 to amend the Public Service Staff Relations Act.

Urban Affairs

Subseries consists of correspondence and accompanying informational material related to the Department of Urban Affairs and housing concerns. Records include newspaper clippings, reports, brochures and pamphlets, news releases, maps, and speeches from the Minister of Urban Affairs Barney Danson and others. Includes correspondence regarding urban transportation, federal housing grants and housing in Canada, mortgages and the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, public housing developments, inquiries and applications for grants, and student housing.

Veterans Affairs

Subseries consists of correspondence and accompanying informational material related to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Records include news releases, maps, reports, memoranda, and speeches by Minister of Veteran Affairs Daniel MacDonald. Includes correspondence regarding medical services from the Canadian Pension Commission, Veterans Affairs offices in northern British Columbia. Veterans rights, the fiftieth anniversary of the Royal Canadian Legion, and veterans housing under the Veterans Land Act.