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Series s00018 - Special Food Committee

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Special Food Committee

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s00018

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  • 1919 (Creation)
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    Winnipeg (Man.). Special Food Committee

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1 cm of textual records.

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The City of Winnipeg was incorporated in 1873 by a charter granted by the legislature of Manitoba. At incorporation, the City established a committee system of government: while Council was the governing body for the City, it was in committee that civic policies were formed and executed. The initial task for the first and all subsequent Councils was to strike standing committees for the Council year. In addition to standing committees, Council established special committees to investigate and manage various projects, issues and questions placed before the City. Special committees were typically struck by a Council motion that outlined committee composition and responsibilities.

The Special Food Committee was organized at an informal meeting of Council held on June 4, 1919. Having been advised that members of various locals in the city had received orders from the Strike Committee to quit work at 11:00 am on June 4, the Committee was set up to make arrangements to distribute bread and milk. Members of the Health Department managed the purchase, delivery and sale of milk, which was distributed at Winnipeg public schools from June 5 to June 21, 1919. There are no associated minutes for this special committee.

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City Clerk's Department.

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Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of reports, communications, small cardboard poster, and lists of schools and workers engaged by the City Health Department to distribute milk during the 1919 strike in Winnipeg.

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Related groups of records external to the unit being described: City of Winnipeg fonds, Committee on Finance series, File F. 268.

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f0001-0037

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