Title Proper PR0405 MS0003 BOX 70 FILE 2
Date(s) 1938
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains a letter to Prime Minister Mackenzie King and a statement for the press concerning “the activities of Orientals” in British Columbia. In his letter to Mackenzie King, Pattullo recommends a federal survey of the Japanese population to discover how many live in British Columbia and “who should not be here” due to “surreptitious” immigration. He requests a meeting and suggests “that no Japs be allowed admission” into the country.
Name of creator
Pattullo, Thomas Dufferin, 1873-1956 created this archive from his time as a prominent British Columbian politician including Premier.
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.



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