Series S04 - R.C. MacDonald Political records

Speech re. Sport (1932) Speech re. Reason for Hospital Insurance Act (1940s) Speech re. Scottish Heritage (1945) Speech at the Burns Club re. Country of our Adoption (1948) Speech at the Union of BC Municipalities (1948) Speech re. Opening of Burnaby School (1948) Speech re. Scotsmen in British Columbia (1949) Speech re. Graduating Class (1949) Speech re. 63rd Highland Games (1949) Radio Speech re. Percy E. George (1951) Speech re. Mining in British Columbia (ca. 1951) Correspondence with G. Scott Wallace, M.L.A.

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R.C. MacDonald Political records

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  • [192-?]-1973 (Creation)
    MacDonald, R.C.

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Roderick Charles (R.C.) MacDonald was born in Hosta, Scotland on November 21, 1885 to Malcolm MacDonald and Mary Ann Macaulay. He married Daisy Elizabeth Wiltshire on June 30, 1915. MacDonald was first elected to Council for the Corporation of the District of Coquitlam in 1922. He served for two years in this capacity before being elected Reeve in 1924. He served as Reeve until 1941 and served as President of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities from 1937-1938. In 1941, he was elected to serve as M.L.A. for the Conservative Party in the Dewdney riding, a position he held until he was defeated in the 1952 election. He served as Minister of Mines from 1945 to 1949 and then Minister of Municipal Affairs from 1949 to 1952. MacDonald died on September 18, 1978.

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The series consists of records related to Roderick Charles (R.C.) MacDonald's political career as Reeve of the Corporation of the District of Coquitlam (1924-1941), as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Dewdney riding (1941-1952), and as Minister of Mines (1946-1949) and Minister of Municipal Affairs (1949-1952). The records include speeches, newspaper clippings, election materials, and two large scrapbooks that were prepared by staff in his constituency office. The scrapbooks include newspaper clippings, photographs, invitations, programs, pamphlets, and other assorted records.

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