Cabinet War Committee

Cabinet War Committee


Title Proper Cabinet War Committee
Date(s) 1939-1945
General material designation
This series contains 55 textual records.
Scope and content
This series comprises seven sub-series containing letters, memoranda, and minutes pertaining to the following: plans for the west coast of British Columbia in response to a war from Japan; the enlistment of Canadian-born Japanese Canadians (i.e., Nisei) into the Canadian army; anxieties regarding work camps on the Blue River Highway; the admission of Japanese Canadian students into various universities across Canada; the handling of war criminals in agreement to the Geneva Conference; the employment of Japanese Canadians in the lumber industry; the restrictions of travel placed on Japanese Canadians within Canada; and the enlistment of Japanese Canadians into special duty in Australia.
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.

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Cabinet War Committee
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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.