It’s amazing what you can find out when you consult a professional librarian! I was unable to find the 1988 report by Matrix Planning Associates in the Legislative Library online catalogue, but a quick phone call revealed that it is indeed conveniently located just down the hall from those who would like to eliminate the library. The reason I couldn’t find the report was because it was authored by a previous incarnation of Matrix, William Wood Consulting Ltd., and it appears that it was published in 1993, five years after it was completed. Why the delay in making the report public? I wonder if there are any other reports out there that we don’t know about?
In case anyone would like to go down and read this report, it is titled “Facilities study, Legislative Library, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, British Columbia,” with the call number Gov Doc BC B62 D:F2L4 1988. I’ll hopefully be taking a look at it this week. Stay tuned.