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Vancouver (B.C.). Market Commissioner

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Vancouver (B.C.). Market Commissioner

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The City Market was first established in 1891 and closed down in 1948. The Market administrator was called Market Clerk, then as of the late 1930s, Market Commissioner. The administrator reported to City Council through the standing committee which was responsible for the Market. Supervision of the Market function was continually shifted from one standing committee to another, as follows:

  • Market Committee (1891, at that time a special committee);
  • Fire, Market and Police Committee (1895-1896);
  • Water and Market Committee (1896-1903);
  • Market and Industries Committee (1906-1916);
  • Market and Exhibition Committee (1916-1917);
  • Market, Exhibition and Returned Soldiers' Affairs Committee (1918);
  • Market and Exhibition Committee (1919-1923);
  • Market, Exhibition and Boulevards Committee (1924);
  • Building, Market and Exhibition Committee (1925-1928);
  • Market and Exhibition Committee (1929);
  • Market, Exhibition and Industries Committee (1930-1936);
  • Market, Exhibition and Tourist Development Committee (1937); and,
  • Market, Exhibition, Industries and Tourist Development Committee (1937-1944).


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Vancouver (B.C.) (1886-)

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Vancouver (B.C.). Market Commissioner, is subordinate to: Vancouver (B.C.)

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subordinate to Council?