File 67-25(3): Vancouver Centre: Japanese in BC, 1942

File 67-25(3): Vancouver Centre: Japanese in BC, 1942


Title Proper MG27-IIIB5 VOLUME 24 FILE 67-25-3
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains government correspondence and reports pertaining to the following topics: "physically fit adult [Japanese Canadian] males" in Vancouver being forcibly relocated to work camps; remaining Japanese Canadian individuals on the coast still to be "evacuated"; summaries of the "Japanese evacuation situation"; the treatment of people of Japanese descent in the United States; and expenditures and status of work camps; forcible uprooting of Japanese Canadians to Ontario farms; the Department of Mines and Resources "obtaining" specific "Indian Residential Schools"; Japanese Canadians with tuberculosis; cold weather in road camps possibly necessitating Japanese Canadian men in these camps being reunited with their families during the winter months; issues and unrest in the road camps between Jasper and Blue River as reported by Kinzie Tanaka, former Vice President of the Japanese Canadian Citizens League; a "petition against Japanese being sent to Chase[, BC]" (with a list of signees); and strong objections to the presence of male Japanese Canadian labourers by the Kamloops Board of Trade despite the desire to use their labour to open up roads in the area; 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(3): Vancouver Centre: Japanese in BC, 1942
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