Orders-in-Council “Deportation”

Orders-in-Council “Deportation”


Title Proper pr1073 MS2119 BOX 1 FILE 02
Date(s) 1945
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains copies of Orders-in-Council P.C. 7355, P.C. 7356, and P.C. 7537, all regarding the deportation of Japanese nationals and Japanese Canadians residing in Canada. There is also a copy of the notice that was posted at the Tashme camp on 16 March 1945 and a copy of the “Repatriation Form.” Winnifred Awmack wrote a short “memo of opinion” on these orders of deportation. Awmack cites a litany of court cases and Privy Council judgements that have secured the rights of citizens for further proof of the injustice in this government policy.
Name of creator
Awmack, Winifred J. , a teacher at Tashme High School, 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.



Orders-in-Council “Deportation”
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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.