RG27 B1 REEL T-10137

RG27 B1 REEL T-10137


Title Proper RG27 B1 REEL T-10137
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This sub-series contains 27 textual records.
Scope and content
This sub-series comprises 27 items consisting of correspondence, memoranda, and other documents pertaining to the following: a conference about the "problem" of Japanese Canadians in BC; public opinions on security and the "removal" of Japanese Canadians from the coast; road camp locations; loss of employment for Japanese Canadians; government policy for fishing boats; a voluntary Civilian Corps; compulsory "evacuation" of Japanese Canadians; employing Japanese Canadians in the food canning industry; monthly relief rates for Japanese Canadian families; a Committee of Cabinet; appointing additional Custodians of Enemy Property; the dischargement of Japanese Canadian workers by Canadian National Railways; Japanese Canadian members of the International Brotherhood Pulp, Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers of the United States, Canada and Newfoundland union in Ocean Falls, BC; forcing interned Japanese Canadians to be farm labourers and road camp workers; wartime racial hatred towards Japanese Canadians; jobs for Japanese Canadians at the University of British Columbia; fruit export requiring Japanese Canadian labourers; the movement of Japanese Canadians into the Okanagan Valley; Japanese Canadian citizenship cards; lists of figures concerning the number of registered Japanese Canadians in Canada; the Government's position on Japanese Canadians in British Columbia and the policy and program to be adopted; the Special Committee on Orientals in British Columbia; differentiating "enemy aliens of other Nationalities"; among other things.
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.



RG27 B1 REEL T-10137
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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.