File 12: Japanese in Canada (5 of 6)

File 12: Japanese in Canada (5 of 6)


Title Proper MG31-E87 VOLUME 01 FILE 12
Date(s) 1944
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file includes correspondence and records pertaining to the deportation of Japanese Canadians and Japanese nationals maintained by R.G. Robertson. It includes the following: documents pertaining to "repatriation" and segregation policies; recommendations for a loyalty commission; copies of statements and discussions on post-war treatment towards people of Japanese descent in Canada; notes on R.G. Robertson’s report on policy that should be taken towards Japanese Canadians; and the report of the Jackson Commission, dated 14 January 1944.
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 12: Japanese in Canada (5 of 6)
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Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.