British Columbia  - Periods - First Contact

Growth and Social Credit (1946-1971)
The post-war boom saw the rise of the Social Credit Party under WAC Bennett and a period of growth and development in BC for the next 20 years.
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Asians Recieve the Vote

In 1947, the Canadian government lifted the voting restrictions on Asian-Canadians in British Columbia. Prior to this,
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William (WAC) Bennett

W.A.C. Bennett was the Premier of British Columbia, Canada from 1952 to 1972. He led the Social Credit Party and is credited with
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First Social Credit Govt

The 1952 British Columbia provincial election was held on June 12, 1952, and resulted in a landslide victory for the British Columbia
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First TV Station in BC

BUT-TV was started by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) as a means of providing television service to the people of Vancouver
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BC Celebrates 100 Years

The colony of British Columbia was established on August 2, 1858 by James Douglas, who was appointed as the Governor of the colony
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Indigenous Vote

There were a number of issues that prevented Indigenous people from being able to vote in federal elections in Canada prior to 1960
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Columbia Valley Treaty

The Columbia River Treaty is a water treaty signed in 1961 between the United States and Canada. It governs the regulation and management
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B.C. Hydro is Formed

The British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (BC Hydro) was formed in 1962 by the British Columbia government as a Crown
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Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is a public research university located in British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 1965, it is named after
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Greenpeace is Founded 

Greenpeace was started in Vancouver, Canada in 1971 by Irving Stowe and Dorothy Stowe, Ben Metcalfe, Marie Bohlen, Jim Bohlen,
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