File 23-2-17-7, Part 1: Legal Test Cases on Voluntary Repatriation

File 23-2-17-7, Part 1: Legal Test Cases on Voluntary Repatriation


Title Proper RG27 O1 VOLUME 0659 FILE 23-2-17-7-P1
Date(s) 1945
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file includes correspondence, memoranda, and records relating to legal test cases made on the "voluntary repatriation." Included are discussions relating to the validity of the deportation orders (P.C. 7355, 7356, and 7357), and extensive correspondence concerning the appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council regarding such validity following the Supreme Court Reference case judgement. The test cases on "repatriation," concerning Toyosaki Shigemitsu and Taniwa Norimichi, to test the authority of the British Columbia Security Commission and the validity of repatriation, are considered within. Also discussed is the availability of Habeas Corpus proceedings to individuals being forcibly exiled and requests being made for the cancellation of "repatriation". News clippings concerning these matters, as well as published copies of the Supreme Court decision and Factums of the Attorney-General of Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Canada, and the Co-operative Committee on Japanese Canadians are also within. Correspondence considers the legality of the forced exile with respect to the Orders-in-Council and the coercive nature of the "voluntary" declarations 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.
This record was digitized in full.



File 23-2-17-7, Part 1: Legal Test Cases on Voluntary Repatriation
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