RG2 A-1-A Volume 1764 File 2591G (PC 1942-5523)

RG2 A-1-A Volume 1764 File 2591G (PC 1942-5523)


Title Proper RG2 A-1-A VOLUME 1764 FILE 2591G (PC 1942-5523)
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains Order-in-Council PC 1942-5523, dated 29 June 1942. PC 1942-5523 relates directly to the forced dispossession of people of Japanese descent and how their properties were to be evaluated, sold, or leased (concerned specifically with agricultural land). Included with the Order-in-Council is correspondence from the Director of Soldier Settlement (Murchison) detailing how the uprooting and dispossession will cause a "variety of problems, such as the conservation of the continuity of production and the tendency or local opportunity to take advantage of the extremity confronting some of these Japanese people [sic], resulting in hastily drawn lease agreements or sales at sacrifice prices." The Director then goes on to explain the contemporary estimation of worth of the properties he has evaluated.
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 1764 File 2591G (PC 1942-5523)
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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.