Surveillance of “New Canadian” Articles

Surveillance of “New Canadian” Articles


Title Proper F0 GR1222 BOX 104 FILE 06
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains correspondence between the Provincial Secretary P.C. Richards and the Department of National Defence concerning a report in a 14 May 1942 issue of the “New Canadian.” Richards is “alarmed” by a report on the conditions of a Japanese Canadian labour camp. He states that “the location of these camps and their size is carefully given, thus providing excellent information of value to parashoot [sic] troops who might be looking for reinforcements.”
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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.



Surveillance of “New Canadian” Articles
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