Sunday, 25 June 2017

Canada 150 - Alberta Public Accounts

During our country's 150th anniversary celebration of confederation I will write posts titled Canada 150 with a link to a publication or website I find that may help you tell the story of your Canadian ancestors.
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Today I have for you...

Public Accounts of the Province of Alberta

The public accounts of Alberta revenue section includes fees from insurance, bank and other companies and various licenses. It also includes succession fees from estates, giving names and amounts.

The expenditure section includes expenses for the departments of justice, agriculture, dairy, education, public health, public institutions, public works, etc.

The Education Department includes salaries for inspectors, examiners and teachers; normal schools, special summer schools and English schools for foreigners...

The Agriculture Department includes expenses for destruction of wolves and weeds, stock inspectors, brand recorders, game protection, demonstration farms, agriculture schools, prairie fire guardians, and the Women's Institute...

The Public Institutes department includes salaries for jail workers, maintenance and transportation of prisoners and committal in the Asylum for the Insane salaries...

Miscellaneous Expenditures includes return of Big Game licenses purchased by Indians, Patriotic Fund salaries re returned soldiers, and unused marriage licenses... I guess someone(s) got cold feet!

Also under Miscellaneous are salaries for election workers, and in 1906 Indemnity for Losses from the Hail Insurance Ordinance...

Public Works Department includes salaries for river ferry workers, road construction (with list of roads), maintenance of public buildings like court houses, gaols, schools and asylum, surveyors and compensation for land for right of way...

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