Tolls on Hope-Princeton Highway

Tolls on Hope-Princeton Highway


Title Proper F0 GR1222 BOX 055 FILE 02
Date(s) 1944
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This file contains a textual record.
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This file contains correspondence between Premier Hart and the British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association concerning tolls on the Hope-Princeton Highway. B.C.F.G.A. Secretary C.A. Hayden requested any information on the removal of tolls. The Premier apologizes that the tolls cannot be removed at the time but assures Hayden that, with the use of “Japanese labour,” the highway is being built “as quickly as possible.”
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The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
This record was digitized selectively.



Tolls on Hope-Princeton Highway
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