Department of Labour Fonds

Department of Labour Fonds


Title Proper Department of Labour Fonds
Date(s) 1942-1943
General material designation
This fonds contains 92 textual records.
Scope and content
This fonds comprises three series concerning the Department of Labour, the forced uprooting of Japanese Canadians from the coast of British Columbia, interned Japanese Canadians and work camps, the forced seizure and sale of Japanese Canadians' property, policies and restrictions concerning Japanese Canadians, "voluntary repatriation," or forced exile, to Japan, and the intercepted private correspondence of Japanese Canadians.
Name of creator
Canada. Department of Labour created this archive.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.


Digital Objects (92)



Department of Labour Fonds
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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.