Canada. Advisory Commission on the Development of Government in the Northwest Territories fonds
Dates of creation
72 cm of textual material
Administrative history or biographical sketch
In 1965, on the recommendation of the Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources, the Committee of the Privy Council, via Order in Council 1005, established the Advisory Commission on the Development of Government in the Northwest Territories. The Commission headed by A.W.R. Carrothers, was commonly referred to as the Carrothers' Commission. The mandate of the Commission was to consider the political development of the Northwest Territories and to advise the Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources via a report. In 1966, after holding hearings in northern communities, the three-member commission recommended that the issue of dividing the Northwest Territories be further examined in 10 years.
Scope and content
This fonds consists of 36 cm of textual material generated by the workings of the Advisory Commission on the Development of Government in the Northwest Territories. The material includes abstracts of submissions to the Commission; abstracts of briefs to the Commission; verbatim reports of public hearings (six volumes); abstracts to volumes 1, 4, 5, and 6 of the verbatim reports of the public hearings; a specially prepared atlas of the Northwest Territories; descriptions of the settlements of the Northwest Territories (volumes 1 and 3 only); a reference paper prepared for the Commission, and one copy of the Commission's report to the Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources. Other files are supplemental to the actual reports and consist of the actual submissions received from organizations and individuals.
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Physical description note
72 cm of text.
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