British Columbia Security Commission

British Columbia Security Commission

Connection with H.R. MacMillan - to investigate. bca_bc_security_commission_report_1942.pdf
Created to oversee the uprooting and removal of Japanese Canadians in the coastal area of British Columbia, socail programs, Hastings Park, and eventually the internment camps. It was administered by three men: Austin C. Taylor, Frederick J. Mead, and John Shirras.


OrgNameBritish Columbia Security Commission
DescAgent of the Custodian.


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