File 3: Legal Proceedings 1945.

File 3: Legal Proceedings 1945.


Title Proper MG32-C26 Volume 1 File 03
Date(s) 1945
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains correspondence and documents relating to legal proceedings of F.A. Brewin in 1945. It includes the following: correspondence regarding the appeal of the deportation order (P.C. 7355, 7356, 7357); copies of declarations to "voluntary repatriate" and forms to rescind this declaration; statement of claim and writ of summons for Utaka Shimoyama and Yae Nasu v. the Attorney-General of Canada (on the illegality of P.C. 7355, 7356, and 7357); Brewin’s handwritten notes concerning these claims; records on "Civil Rights" and status of British nationality and status of aliens act; personal notes regarding Supreme Court judges and preparatory notes for Supreme Court appeal; affidavit for R.J. McMaster; claim against Humphrey Mitchell in putting forth this deportation Order; Factum of the CCJC in the matter of a reference as to the validity of Orders-In-Council of the 15th day of December, 1945 (P.C. 7355, 7356 and 7357) in relation to persons of the Japanese race; and the affidavit of George S. Haruke, Kimiko Himatsu, Soshichi Tanaka, Iwawo Masuda, Shinishi Kawade, and Osamu Nakutsuru.
Name of creator
Brewin, Andrew, 1907-1983 , politician, created this archive and gave it to the LAC in 1976 and 1980.
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.



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