Japanese in Canada (2 of 6)

Japanese in Canada (2 of 6)


Title Proper MG31-E87 VOLUME 01 FILE 09
Date(s) 1946
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains a series of memoranda and meeting minutes between December 1946 and January 1947. This includes the following: material relating to the repeal of certain Orders-in-Council (and reasoning for maintaining others); discussion of developing machinery to handle property claims; a memorandum relating to property of deported (i.e., forcibly exiled) Japanese Canadians; agenda and minutes from Cabinet Committee on Japanese Problem #6 [and potentially #5]; correspondence from R.G. Robertson with his opinion about the timing of what would be the January 24th speech repealing the deportation Orders-in-Council and announcing the government's readiness to remedy injustice caused by the forced sale of property; and records relating to the deportation orders (discussions of the status of Canadian-born individuals deported to Japan and Japanese nationals in Canada; copies of P.C. 10773; questions of "voluntary repatriation"; a report on relocation and "repatriation"; correspondence and records regarding the validity of P.C. 7355, 7356, 7357; and an analysis of the Judgements of the Supreme Court in the Japanese Reference.
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 selectively.



Japanese in Canada (2 of 6)
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