RG2 A-1-A Volume 1925 File 3362G (PC 1946-45)

RG2 A-1-A Volume 1925 File 3362G (PC 1946-45)


Title Proper RG2 A-1-A VOLUME 1925 FILE 3362G (PC 1946-45)
Date(s) of material from this resource digitized 1946
General material designation
From this file, LOI has digitized a textual records or images.
Scope and content
This file contains Order-in-Council PC 1946-45, dated 08 January 1946. PC 1946-45 relates to the legal action taken by Utaka Shimoyama and Yae Nasu against the Attorney General of Canada in response to Orders-in-Council PC 1945-7355, 1945-7356, and 1945-7357 and the following Order-in-Council PC 1945-7414 which made all actions taken under the War Measures Act legal under the National Emergency Transitional Powers Act, 1945. Specifically, this Order-in-Council referred the following question to the Supreme Court of Canada, therefore beginning the process that lead to the famous Reference Re Persons of the Japanese Race case: "Are the Orders in Council, dated the 15th day of December, 1945, being PC 1945-7355, 1945-7356, and 1945-7357, ultra vires of the Governor in Council either in whole or in part and, if so, in what particular or particulars and to what extent?"
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 1925 File 3362G (PC 1946-45)
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