Correspondence of the Chairman

Correspondence of the Chairman


Title Proper F0 GR0900 BOX 1 FILE 6
Date(s) of material from this resource digitized 1942
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From this file, LOI has digitized a textual records or images.
Scope and content
A sub-committee of the Post-War Rehabilitation Council, this department’s file contains an index of plans and proposals, which marks a plan to use Japanese Canadian labour for land clearing. It also observes that Mr. Gordon Murchison, Director of Soldier Settlement, Ottawa, will be overseeing the disposal to soldiers of Japanese Canadian land. Also included are extracts from a report by Inspector of Schools, T.F. Robson, Prince George, which calls for the settlement of “selected settlers of racial-compatibility.”
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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.



Correspondence of the Chairman
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Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.