Digging Up a Legislative History: A Timeline of Mining Law & Contamination Events in BC

One day of research: 160 years of history

This timeline was developed to show how colonial laws related to mining in BC have evolved – or stayed the same – across this time horizon. Law students from the University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, and Thompson Rivers University provided a large portion of the information contained in this timeline through their participation in a “Research-a-thon” event on Feb 2, 2018. The event was organized by the Environmental Law Club and Environmental Law Centre at the University of Victoria. The student research produced by this event was then compiled and edited into this timeline by members of the Environmental Law Club.