Chief Inspector Correspondence

Chief Inspector Correspondence


Title Proper F0 GR0435 BOX 048 FILE 439
Date(s) 1941
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
Included in the file is correspondence concerning the issuance of fishing licences for Japanese Canadian–owned trollers and whether restrictions on their movements off the coast have been relaxed. J.A. Motherwell, Chief Supervisor of Fisheries, confirmed that there had been no change in the department’s policy; “these operators are not permitted to transfer from one area to another.” Also in this file is a list of Japanese Canadian individuals and companies with fish-buyer licences, including post office addresses.
Name of creator
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
This record was digitized selectively.



Chief Inspector Correspondence
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