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Lyle Wicks fonds
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"Correspondence giving events leading up to the B.C. Crisis and the formation of the BC Social Credit League, 1949" [note on folder]

  • Correspondence including:
    · Solon E. Low, MP, and Major Jukes, President of the B.C. Social Credit Association, re foundation of BC Social Credit Party and the calling of the Annual Convention (Jan.3, 1949)
    · E. Manning, Premier of Alberta (Feb. 9, 1949)
    · H. Hall, Deputy Registrar of Companies, re Social Credit Association of Canada in BC (March 14,1949)
    · John J. Fitzgerald, President Social Credit League of Ontario (March 19, 1949)
    · L. Wicks, Convention Report 1949
  • Minutes of a meeting of the Executive of the BC Social Credit, April, May, June, Aug., Sept., and Oct., 1949
  • Agenda and list of delegates - Vancouver Convention April 8, 9, 1949
  • News releases re Convention (March 3* and 21, 1949)
  • Provincial platform, the BC Social Credit League (several copies, including a draft copy)
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Minutes of various meetings, including special meetings of presidents/members, emergency meetings, and Board/Executive meetings
  • Miscellaneous Social Credit leaflets
  • Convention Minutes, B.C. Social Credit League, Oct. 13, 14, 1950
  • Wicks' report to the National Council re events in B.C. leading to the crisis

B.C. Crisis 1948 - 1949

  • Press release and correspondence re several matters, including the request of A. H. Jukes, President of the Social Credit Association of Canada in BC, that Wicks resign
  • copies of L. Wicks' report to the National Council in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Dec. 2, 1948)
  • “What Can Social Credit Do For Canada?” by L. Wicks, for Town Meeting broadcast, Jan. 2, 1948
  • minutes of meetings, pamphlets, and newspapers clippings
  • Canadian Social Crediter, v. 5 no. 23 (April 14, 1949) re election of L. Wicks to Presidency of B.C. Social Credit League
  • Draft of proposed By-Laws
  • The Social Credit Association of Canada in BC, Society Act, By-Laws [handwritten note top right corner, reads “work of Jukes”]
  • Declaration and By-Laws
  • List of definitions
  • Declaration in the Matter of Communism and Communist Organizations; Peer Vernon Paynter, former leader in B.C. Social Credit, declares he’s not a Communist, Nov. 15, 1948

B.C. Public Utilities Commission (1971-1972)

  • statement by Wicks at pre-hearing conference [1972]
  • correspondence and miscellaneous papers re the Public Utilities Commission and the Vancouver Island Gas Pipeline (1971-1972)
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