RG2 A-1-A Volume 1748 File 2508G (PC 1942-1348)

RG2 A-1-A Volume 1748 File 2508G (PC 1942-1348)


Title Proper RG2 A-1-A VOLUME 1748 FILE 2508G (PC 1942-1348)
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains Order-in-Council PC 1942-1348, dated 19 February 1942. PC 1942-1348 authorized the Minister of Mines and Resources to establish "work camps for male enemy aliens, including Japanese Nationals, on projects located outside of protected areas"—i.e., outside of the 100 mile area in B.C. where people of Japanese descent were forcibly uprooted from. This file also contains Order-in-Council PC 1942-1365, dated 19 February 1942. PC 1942-1365 amends the Defence of Canada Regulations to apply firearms and explosives bans to persons of the Japanese race naturalized since 1922. The provision concerns those naturalized citizens who "at the time of his naturalization was a national of Japan or of any country or territory which on the eighth day of December, 1941, was under the sovereignty or control of Japan, or in his application for naturalization described his nationality as Japanese."
Name of creator
Canada. Privy Council Office 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.



RG2 A-1-A Volume 1748 File 2508G (PC 1942-1348)
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