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Series s00046 - Special Committee on Social Evil Question

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Special Committee on Social Evil Question

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  • 1910 (Creation)
    Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee on Social Evil Question

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0.5 cm of textual records.

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The Special Committee on Social Evil Question was appointed by Council on February 28, 1910 to meet with a similarly named committee of the Moral and Social Reform Council of Manitoba to address prostitution in the area around Rachel and McFarlane Streets in particular. Later in 1910, Council requested the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council appoint a Commission to investigate charges of graft within the police department regarding trade in liquor and prostitution within a segregated area in the City (Rachel and McFarlane Streets). Judge Robson's report was received by the City in January of 1911. Although Council adopted a motion to have the Special Committee on Social Evil Question "remain a permanent Committee of the City Council for the year 1910", a handwritten note dated January 3, 1912 states "This matter has not been taken up." Committee minutes exist for three meetings in 1910 (March 17, 21 and 22). No file code was assigned to this special committee.

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Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of communications relating to the appointment of committee members, motions and letters received from the Moral and Social Reform Council of Manitoba. The records are contained in one folder and cover the period March 4 - March 29 of 1910.

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Related groups of records within the same fonds:
Special Committees, Minutes (Series 4)
Council, Minutes and Communications
Board of Control, Minutes and Communications

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