Japanese in Canada (1 of 6)

Japanese in Canada (1 of 6)


Title Proper MG31-E87 VOLUME 01 FILE 08
Date(s) 1938
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains documents relating particularly to the various Cabinet Committees on Japanese Canadians while Robertson served in Mackenzie King's office. Documents include the following: minutes from the Cabinet Committees on Japanese Problems, Claims, and Questions; correspondence concerning how the "repatriated" Canadians will be affected by the Rural Land Reforms in Japan; and annotated drafts of the statement establishing the commission.
Name of creator
Robertson, Gordon, 1917-2013 , public servant, created this archive and gave it to the LAC in 1991.
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.



Japanese in Canada (1 of 6)
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