Mackenzie King 1941-43

Mackenzie King 1941-43


Title Proper PR0553 MS0009 BOX 2 FILE 9
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file consists of two documents written by Mr. G McGeer to Prime Minister Mackenzie King. The first document is a memorandum McGeer wrote to Mackenzie King called “Prosecution of the War.” McGeer recommends evacuation and internment of Japanese and Japanese Canadians. In the second document, McGeer describes the “handling” of the "evacuation" of Japanese Canadians as an example of “Bureaucratic incompetence.”
Name of creator
McGeer, Gerald Grattan, 1888-1947 created this archive from his time as an MLA representing Richmond, mayor of Vancouver, and a Senator. This material was given to the archives in 1950 by Mrs. McGeer.
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.



Mackenzie King 1941-43
Publication Information: See Terms of Use for publication and licensing information.


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.