Folder 20: Japanese repatriation

Folder 20: Japanese repatriation


Title Proper COV S483 BOX 034-C-2 FILE 20
Date(s) 1943
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file includes significant discussion of the “Japanese Problem” by Mayor J.W. Cornett at the YMCA in 1943, speaking to the request of City Council for repatriating “all persons in Canada of the Japanese Race.”. It discusses A.W. Neill’s position in Port Alberni, and includes correspondence to and from Vancouver's Mayor, particularly from residents of BC arguing for and against the deportation of Japanese Canadians. There is also discussion pertaining to the suppression of the New Canadian newspaper.
Name of creator
Vancouver (B.C.) created or collected 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.



Folder 20: Japanese repatriation
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