File 67-25(1): Vancouver Centre: Japanese in BC, 1942

File 67-25(1): Vancouver Centre: Japanese in BC, 1942


Title Proper MG27-IIIB5 VOLUME 24 FILE 67-25-1
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains correspondence and other documents concerning the following: military protection and anxieties about Japanese Canadians being spread out across Canada; Japanese Canadian women and children being forcibly relocated to Lumberton; restrictions on the possession of guns, radios, and cameras for Japanese Canadians; Colonel Goodwin Gibson and Hastings Park; the atrocious treatment of Canadian POWs and civilians in Hong Kong by Japan; "Japanese evacuation" in California and also restrictions on Japanese Americans elsewhere in the United States; the British Columbia Security Commission's Advisory Board; mass meetings in the Okanagan Valley region concerning "urban and agricultural interests" regarding Japanese Canadians being forcibly relocated to the region; the BCSC's acquirement of buildings at Hastings Park to use to detain Japanese Canadians; and the Canadian National Railways increasing capacity with more boarding cars to facilitate the forcible uprooting of Japanese Canadians; Orders-in-Council summaries; among other topics.
Name of creator
MacKenzie, Ian Alistair, 1890-1949 , politician, created 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.
The digitization level of this record is unknown.



File 67-25(1): Vancouver Centre: Japanese in BC, 1942
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