File 11201 Part 4: Japanese Matters

File 11201 Part 4: Japanese Matters


Title Proper RG117 A-3 Volume 2203 File 11201-4
Date(s) 1947
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains administrative correspondence related to the tail end of the Custodian’s work in Vancouver. In particular, the file covers the time period immediately preceding the Bird Commission and, according to a newspaper article, at the time that "the Government has finally withdrawn most of the Orders-in-Council affecting the Japanese-Canadians. Born of emergency, the Orders were carried into the peacetime period far beyond the conceivable danger these people might have presented. The Orders presented a gross infringement of the natural liberties of both native and naturalized citizens, and will remain a blot on the record of the Canadian people.” The continuation of Orders in Council pertaining to the property of Japanese "evacuees" and "repatriates" is discussed at length, with lists of individual and company accounts that still remained open in 1947.
Name of creator
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.



File 11201 Part 4: Japanese Matters
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