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John Coates, Planning Dept.; Lloyd Axeworthy, E.A. to Paul Hellyer [interviews]

Item part is a recording of interviews with John Coates of the Planning Department and Lloyd Axeworthy, then executive assistant to Paul Hellyer of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), about the joint Strathcona-CMHC initiatives to renew housing in the area, as well as the associated history and politics. Interview cuts out at end of tape.

Dan Coates, ex-asst to Robert Andras 1968-1973 [interview]

Item is a recording of an interview with Dan Coates, who served as an executive assistant to Canadian politician Robert Andras from 1960 to 1973. The discussion touches on Robert Andras' view on urban renewal and planning, the general view of urban renewal at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and the desire to include the Strathcona community in the discussion of planning in the area.

Steve Rosell, special asst. to Robert Andras, 1970-1972 [interview]

Item part is a recording of Steve Rosell, who served as special assistant to Canadian politician Robert Andras from 1970 to 1972, as he responds to written questions about the Strathcona Property Owners and Tenants Association, urban planning, policies, and the surrounding politics. The opening of the tape contains clips from "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" (Clark Gesner); Steve Rosell begins addressing questions at the 6 min., 25 sec. mark as classical music plays in the background. After Rosell finishes with the questions, the song "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" (Simon & Garfunkel) plays. From the 37 min., 57 sec. mark to the end of the tape is silent.

Ron Basford; Kim Ganong [interviews]

Item part is a recording of interviews with former MLA Ron Basford and Kim Ganong. Ron Basford speaks about zoning and funding considerations in attempting to renew Strathcona, and Kim Ganong speaks about negotiations with SPOTA and the City of Vancouver to secure funding for the renewal of properties within Strathcona. Interview cuts out at end of tape.