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John Taylor (1980 - 1985)

John Taylor John Taylor was the ninth deputy minister (1980-1985). Taylor served in the B.C. public service for 35 years. He held various positions in the Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA), including financial analyst, executive director, assistant deputy minister, deputy inspector of municipalities, and deputy minister.

After retirement, Taylor continued to consult on policy issues. He served as chairman of the B.C. Assessment Authority and as a board member of the Indian Taxation Advisory Board (First Nations Tax Commission). He was committed to working with aboriginal groups and helped advocate for the Indian Self Government Enabling Act.
 

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Sources

 
British Columbia Archives.  "John Taylor Municipal Affairs (12BW)".  Call number: I-32361.
 
“DM retires.” Times-Colonist [Victoria, B.C.]. 05 July 1985: A5.
 
“Honouring John Percy L. Taylor.” Clearing the Path: First Nations Tax Commission. Vol. 2 Issue 2. (Summer 2008). 02 Oct. 2008 <http://www.fntc.ca/media/Newsletters/English/final_summer_ctp.pdf
 
“New chairman named.” The Vancouver Sun. 23 Apr. 1987, Fourth ed: A3.
 
“Titles changed in municipal field.” The Vancouver Sun. 14 Apr. 1976: 35.