Reel T-10139

Reel T-10139


Title Proper RG27 B1 REEL T-10139 FILE 1
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains a variety of correspondence, reports, and other documents pertaining to the following: policy surrounding the release of radios to Japanese Canadians; questions, recommendations, and decisions by the Committee on Japanese Problems concerning such things as the liquidation of property in Vancouver; a brief by the Spanish Consul-General on complaints regarding the treatment of Japanese nationals in the interior; whether stored shoyu sauce (soy sauce) should be put at the disposal of "evacuees" or internees considering the insufficiency of "Japanese rations"; RCMP letters regarding "Japanese Non-Workers," also referred to in the text as "alleged malingerers," in the "Yellowhead-Blue River and Revelstoke-Sicamous Projects" and the discontentment and incidents in these camps; an order in council and the liquidation of the estates of Japanese Canadians; the "chattel problem" in locating, sorting, labelling, and storing of seized property of Japanese Canadians and the policy to liquidate them; minutes from the Department of External Affairs Canada on Japanese Canadian personal property and household belongings; RCMP report on meetings held discussing after-war policies concerning Japanese Canadians; and the release of monies available and requested by 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.
This record was digitized selectively.



Reel T-10139
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