Compensation for Japanese Evacuees

Compensation for Japanese Evacuees


Title Proper RG27 O1 VOLUME 0653 FILE 23-2-6-9-P1
Date(s) 1946
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file consists primarily of claims, dated February to July 1946, filed by Canadians of Japanese descent to the Department of Labour documenting economic losses caused by resettlement and the forced sale of their property. These claims include completed standardized forms with dollar values. "Evacuees" contain both Japanese Canadians resettled in Canada and those who "voluntary repatriated" to Japan.
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.



Compensation for Japanese Evacuees
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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.