Fonds - Alberta Coal Commission fonds

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Alberta Coal Commission fonds

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    • 1924-1925 (Creation)

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    0.55 m of textual records
    2 maps

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    Administrative history

    The Alberta Coal Commission was appointed on October 30, 1924 through Order-in-Council (O.C.) 1397/24. The role of the Commission was to examine the province’s coal industry with the intent of assisting the Government of Alberta in developing better policies with respect to that industry.

    The scope of the Commission included the following areas: examination of coal mining titles; capitalization of and investment by companies over time; profits, losses and costs; production; transportation, storage and distribution of product; marketing and selling prices; coal reserves and waste of coal; wages, working conditions, housing and educational facilities; mining conditions, methods and safety; labour relations; conditions in comparative industries; and legislation affecting the industry in Alberta and elsewhere.

    The Commission disbanded after submitting its report to the Legislative Assembly on March 19, 1926.

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    The fonds consists of records of the Alberta Coal Commission resulting from its examination of the province’s coal industry. The records include evidence presented at sessions, questionnaires to operators and to local unions and their responses, Department of Health reports about conditions in coal mining communities, lists of coal prices, maps showing the origins of coal used by the Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian National Railways, a list of federal coal mining regulations, and exhibits pertaining to industry and working conditions.

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    The records were acquired by direct transfer.


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        Subject to the Copyright Act. Permission for use required.

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        Includes parts of accessions GR1964.0011, GR1976.0256.

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