L 1

L 1


Title Proper L 1
Date(s) 1942-03-04
General material designation
This series contains a textual record.
Scope and content
In this report, the BC Security Commission gives a brief history of government actions during 1942. It outlines the executive orders and organizations created in efforts to suppress Japanese-Canadian relations with Japan, dispossess them from their property, and their subsequent internment. It also provides details of the camps and work projects designed to help “rehabilitate” Japanese-Canadians as well as efforts to “repatriate” them to Japan. Summaries are given for the Sugar Beat Projects, and the Interior Housing Projects of Greenwood, Kaslo, Sandon, New Denver, Slocan and Tashme.
Name of creator
BC Archives collected this archive.
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 in full.




L 1
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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.