FIle 11: Japanese in Canada (4 of 6)

FIle 11: Japanese in Canada (4 of 6)


Title Proper MG31-E87 VOLUME 01 FILE 11
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file, maintained by R.G. Robertson, includes correspondence and records pertaining to the deportation of Japanese Canadians and Japanese nationals. It includes the following: the Supreme Court Reference Case on the Validity of Orders-in-Council; copies of P.C. 7355, 7356, 7357, 10773; correspondence on discussions of Deportation Order in Cabinet in December 1945; discussions of inquiring into "loyalty" of Japanese citizens; on draft recommendations to council for deportation and revocation of naturalization and citizenship; surveys on applications for "repatriation"; correspondence on the proposed loyalty commission; copy of P.C. 5637; the brief submitted by the CCJC regarding the "repatriation" of Japanese Canadians; and correspondence pertaining to an exchange of nationals policy.
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.



FIle 11: Japanese in Canada (4 of 6)
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