Submitted by dmcdonne on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:22pm
[ca. 1950 - 1959].
3 m of textual records.
In 1957 under the authority of the Canadian Privy Council, a Commission was appointed to enquire into and make recommendations concerning the extent of Canada's energy-generating resources, the administration of these resources and the "suitable form of organization" to be devised to "ensure that present and future Canadian requirements for energy are taken fully and systematically into account in granting licences for the export of energy or sources of energy".
The Commissioners submitted their report on October 22, 1958. The Royal Commission on Energy or the Borden Report, as it came to be known, created considerable debate in the Canadian House of Commons and in the press.
Fonds consists of the first and second reports as submitted by the Commissioners, the verbatim transcripts of hearings held at various points across the country (including an index to these transcripts) and submissions from over 100 individuals, corporations and interest groups.
Acquired in 1977.
Text in English.
No restrictions on access.
File level inventory available at repository.
Canadian Historical Archives
Canada. Royal Commission on Energy Canada fonds