(Correspondence Varcoe, F.P, 1942)

(Correspondence Varcoe, F.P, 1942)


Title Proper MG26 J1 VOLUME 335 PAGES 287616-288453
Date(s) 1942
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This file includes government correspondence regarding the forced uprooting of Japanese Canadians from the coast of British Columbia and their treatment in internment and work camps. In a letter to the Department of External Affairs by the Consul General of Spain, the Consul emphasizes the Canadian government's war-time treatment of Japanese Canadians, for example, saying that forced uprooting, compulsory labour, and family separation represent an "unprecedented outrage of humanity." The file also includes discussion on the War Time Measures Act, the Vocational Training Co-ordination Act, and prohibition of liquor advertising.
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The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
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(Correspondence Varcoe, F.P, 1942)
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