File 23-2-2-10 Part 2: Parliamentary Inquiries

File 23-2-2-10 Part 2: Parliamentary Inquiries


Title Proper RG27 O1 VOLUME 0642 FILE 23-2-2-10-P2
Date(s) 1947
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains documents concerning the Department of Lands, Victoria and their alleged intention not to sell any property to people of Japanese descent, as of 1947. This is outlined in Department of Labour correspondence, evidenced by correspondence outlining the case of Eddie Y. Hamakawa, a Japanese Canadian man, who wished to buy property in Victoria but was being refused. The file also contains documents listing questions about people of Japanese descent who had entered Canada between 01 April 1939 and 31 March 1947 and questions and answers from the government on Japanese Canadians and sabotage.
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 in full.



File 23-2-2-10 Part 2: Parliamentary Inquiries
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