The New Canadian

The New Canadian


Title Proper The New Canadian
Date(s) selections from 1940 to 1942
General material designation
This fonds contains 38 textual records.
Scope and content
This fonds is a collection of newspaper articles from The New Canadian newspaper from 1940-1942. The articles discuss the experiences of Japanese Canadians in Canada, referencing stereotypes placed upon this community, relationships between Japanese Canadians and other Canadians, and the forced registration of Japanese Canadians in Vancouver, British Columbia. The New Canadian was the only newspaper for Japanese Canadians that continued to be published during World War Two.
Name of creator
BC Archives collected this archive or newspapers created by Japanese Canadians before, during, and after World War II.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.




The New Canadian
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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.