RIP – Bill Bennett, OBC

English: Coat of arms of British Columbia

English: Coat of arms of British Columbia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bill Bennett
Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
William Richards Bennett, PC, OBC, commonly known as Bill Bennett, was the 27th Premier of the Canadian province of British Columbia 1975–1986. He was a son of Annie Elizabeth May and former Premier, W. A. C. Bennett. Wikipedia
Born: August 18, 1932, Kelowna
Died: December 4, 2015, Kelowna

 1986 – Social Credit Party was in power in BC. Bill Bennett was Premier, following in the footsteps of his father, longtime Premier W.A.C Bennett, aka, “Wacky Bennett.” There was a great deal of labour unrest in the province at the time: strikes, rallies, rhetoric flying back and forth between the provincial labour leaders and the government of the day. Teachers were pissed off. The lumber industry was in turmoil. Shut downs threatened the peace and stability of the corporations of the province.
[Read a story from that time here. ]

The W.A.C. Bennett Library at Simon Fraser Uni...

The W.A.C. Bennett Library at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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