29th Parliament (1970) -Present
* Note, there are both subject and speaker indexes available for this Hansard collection.
The Debates were not formally collected and published before 1970, but they were widely reported in the local press. Staff members at the Legislative Library would clip any such reports from the local papers and maintained the clippings in Sessional Clipping Books.
The Clipping Book Collection does not have an index so you may want to consult the BC Newspaper Index to help manage your search. The BC Newspaper Index covers content from Vancouver Sun, the Vancouver Province and the Victoria Times-colonist for 1900 - 1970 and are organized alphabetically by topic.
Where can you find the Sessional Papers?
The Sessional Papers were published from 1872 - 1875 in the appendix of the Journals of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.
From 1876 - 1982 they were published separately. By the 1920s, the Sessional Papers primarily contained annual reports from government Ministries.
Content not transferred to the Journals includes:
Index to the microforms - Guide to the British Columbia Sessional Papers on Microfilm in Koerner LIbrary at J110.M5 A46 2009