BC Security Commission

BC Security Commission


Title Proper PR0123 MS1058 BOX 39 FILE 6
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains correspondence between the Western Exploration Company, the BC Security Commission, and the RCMP. The Western Exploration Company was a large zinc mining operation near Silverton, BC. Their primary concern was over interned Japanese Canadians at New Denver “being allowed to roam around unguarded.”
Name of creator
Western Exploration Company created 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.



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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.