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WorkSafeBC’s Centennial: The First Quarter Century (1917-1942)

At the dawn of the 20th century in British Columbia, industries such as mining, fishing, logging, and agriculture powered the local economy. It was a time of growth and opportunity for many, but for workers, it was also a time of great risk. See how that risk led to labour unrest and, ultimately, the birth of the Workmen’s Compensation Board of British Columbia.

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Publication Date: Mar 31, 2017 File type: MP4 (319 MB) Asset type: Video