Halford Wilson Papers Council Resolutions

Halford Wilson Papers Council Resolutions


Title Proper PR0038 MS0012 BOX 2 FILE 05
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains a civic resolution requesting that the federal government incarcerate citizens of Japanese origin and a further resolution calling for the re-establishment of a committee “dealing with the Japanese” comprising of Mayor F. Hume, Col. A.W. Sparling and Col. McGregor McIntosh; also a resolution for the federal government to “repatriate” interned Japanese-Canadians to Japan. And this file contains drafts of proposed Vancouver Charter amendments (1938); of note is a proposal to give the city power of “slum clearance” and the power to limit the issuing of business licenses to “persons of Asiatic extraction.”
Name of creator
Wilson, Halford David, 1904-1988 created this archive during his time as a Vancouver politician.
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.



Halford Wilson Papers Council Resolutions
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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.