File 23-2-2-3: Commissioner's Directive Orders

File 23-2-2-3: Commissioner's Directive Orders


Title Proper RG27 O1 VOLUME 0640 FILE 23-2-2-3
Date(s) 1944
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file consists of a Department of Labour file with the sub-subject "Commissioner's Directive Orders." It contains a series of RCMP reports concerning the security and control of Japanese Canadians. It includes information on travel restrictions and the placement of a number of Japanese Canadian individuals into work camps both inside and outside of BC (e.g. Tashme, Neys, Angler, Kapuskasing, Lethbridge, Rosebery). Matters predominantly concern infractions made by Japanese Canadian individuals. Several reports contain details about these infringements and charges (including statements from witnesses). Many suggestions for deportation are also within this file's correspondence.
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.



File 23-2-2-3: Commissioner's Directive Orders
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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.