Correspondence: McVety to A. MacNamara

Correspondence: McVety to A. MacNamara


Title Proper RG27 B1 REEL T-10137 ITEM 14
Date(s) of material from this resource digitized 1942
General material designation
From this item, LOI has digitized a textual records or images.
Scope and content
This item is a letter, sent to A. MacNamara from Jas. H. McVety. The letter concerns the following: Japanese Canadians being discharged from jobs; the apparent lack of employment opportunities for non Japanese Canadians in BC; a recommendation to force interned Japanese Canadians to be farm labourers in the Okanagan and road camp workers on the Hope-Princeton highway, among elsewhere; and the "shipment of Japanese" to Chapleau being set up to avoid photographers and press on arrival.
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.
The digitization level of this record is unknown.



Correspondence: McVety to A. MacNamara
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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.