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Special Committees, Minutes, City of Winnipeg (1874-1971).
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CA COWA 1-4
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1879 - 1971 (Creation)
- City of Winnipeg (1874-1971), Special Committees
1874 - 1971 (Creation)
- City of Winnipeg (1874-1971)
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The City of Winnipeg was incorporated in 1873 by a charter granted by the legislature of Manitoba. At incorporation, the City established a committee system of government – while Council was the governing body for the City, it was in committee that civic policies were formed and executed. The initial task for the first and all subsequent Councils was to strike standing committees for the Council year. In addition to standing committees, Council established special committees to investigate and manage various projects, issues and questions placed before the City. Special committees were typically struck by a Council motion that outlined committee composition and responsibilities, and permanently adjourned once the issue had been resolved or referred to Council with a recommended course of action.
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Forms part of Fonds 1: The series consists of bound minute books for special committees struck by Council. The minute books are chronological and each one contains minutes for multiple special committees active during a given timeframe. In most volumes, a list of special committees and their respective page numbers are recorded on the first few pages of the volume. Not all special committees appear in volume listings and not all page references are complete. Most special committees have associated correspondence and working papers in addition to minutes. These records are separate from minutes. From about 1924 onward, special committees and their associated files were assigned an alpha-numeric code beginning with the letter “A”.
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There are no restrictions on access to these records. Researchers are responsible for observing Canadian copyright regulations.
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File list available in Research Room.
Correspondence and working papers for individual Special Committees.
No further accruals are expected.