BC Trollers Association

BC Trollers Association


Title Proper F0 GR0435 BOX 098 FILE 963
Date(s) 1934
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This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains meeting minutes for the BC Trollers Association (BCTA) in which the organization expresses its opposition to “Japanese being in the fishing field” and advocates a ten percent cut in licences issued to Japanese Canadian fishers. The BCTA also recognizes the many BC groups “battling the Oriental question” as a coalition known as the Congress of Canadian Federated Charted Associations. And they went on record as being opposed to the Dean and other UBC professors who support ‘the franchisment of orientals” requesting the “immediate dismissal” of these men. In a manifesto, the BCTA claims that a previous version of their organization “started the movement” to restrict Japanese Canadian fishing licences and will “carry on this idea to a successful conclusion.”
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The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
This record was digitized selectively.



BC Trollers Association
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