Title Proper F0 GR0268 BOX 12 FILE 01
Date(s) of material from this resource digitized 1942
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In this memo to Premier John Hart, W.C. Mainwaring reports on his meeting with Major-General Alexander and Inspector S.F.M. Moodie concerning the "evacuation" of Vancouver Island. Notably, Mainwaring suggests that in the case of an emergency, the “five or six hundred” fishing vessels owned by Japanese Canadians “lying anchored and idle” could be used to move thousands of people off the island.
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