RG27 O1

RG27 O1


Title Proper RG27 O1
Date(s) 1942-1964
General material designation
This series contains 57 textual records.
Scope and content
This series comprises thirteen sub-series consisting of Department of Labour files which contain a variety of correspondence, notices, reports, memoranda, licences, applications, and other documents concerning the following: restrictions on Japanese Canadians and the "security" of camps; Japanese national citizens, their forced segregation and exile, the forced sale of their property, and the policies about them; the Department of Lands, Victoria and their refusal to sell property to a Japanese Canadian man; the re-organization of the British Columbia Security Commission; property licences as related to the Department of Labour and Order in Council P.C. 946 in Quebec and Alberta; loss claims submitted by Japanese Canadians to the Department of Labour; work camps; the Hastings Park Assembly Centre; the loss and forced sale of Japanese Canadian property; government policy about Japanese Canadians; the forced exile of Japanese Canadians across Canada; Tashme, the Japanese Canadians there, and the forced exile of some of these Japanese Canadians; Privy Council appeal no. 58; "voluntary repatriation"; the policy, procedure, and legality of forced exile; forced exile and the Department of Mines and Resources, Immigration Branch; policies regarding the assets of exiled Japanese Canadians and Japanese nationals; requests for "repatriation"; the return of Japanese Canadians after exile; drafts of "repatriation" and resettlement bills of 1946; confirmation of Canadian citizenship status of Japanese Canadians; excerpts of intercepted private correspondence of Japanese Canadians; and requests for cancellation of applications for "repatriation."
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 (57)



RG27 O1
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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.