William Lyon Mackenzie King Fonds

William Lyon Mackenzie King Fonds


Title Proper William Lyon Mackenzie King Fonds
Date(s) 1940-1948
General material designation
This fonds contains 14 textual records.
Scope and content
This fonds comprises three series pertaining to the following: the exchange of Japanese and Canadian nationals between Canada and Japan; F.P. Varcoe; the inhumane actions of the Canadian government with regards to the war-time treatment of Japanese Canadians; provincial laws relating to racial discrimination; forests on the coast of British Columbia; Japanese Canadian labourers in Alberta; demands to forcibly remove Japanese Canadians from the coast; the future for Japanese Canadians post World War II; government staffing; the seizure of Ukrainian Canadian property; James Ilsley; the Cabinet Committee on Japanese Problems; and policies and public opinion on Japanese Canadians in Canada.
Name of creator
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.




William Lyon Mackenzie King Fonds
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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.