Saul Cherniack

Saul Cherniack

Saul Cherniak was a CCJC claims lawyer, b. January 10, 1917.
"CCJC claims lawyer, b. January 10, 1917. Executive member of the Winnipeg Co-operative Committee. (MG30 c 160 file 2) Cherniack conducted a large portion of the initial claim interviews in Japanese. Throughout his life Cherniack was involved in provincial politics (CCF and later the NDP). More information can be found in his 1998 lecture “Canada and the Japanese Canadians” presented to the Jewish Historical Society of Western Canada. For notes and correspondence from the Bird Commission years, see: MG30 E266 1976 interview (part 2: discusses motivation for involvement with the Bird Commission; 00:19:00 - 00:34:00 discusses Bird Commission terms of reference, Bird, Final outcome, why people made 'exaggerated' claims, adjusting the claims, legal strategy, reaction to final decision) :"


Regularized NameSaul Cherniack
OrgNameCherniack & Cherniack


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