War Cabinet Minutes: 1941-12-07

War Cabinet Minutes: 1941-12-07


Title Proper RG2 A-5-B REEL C-04654 FILE M ITEM 4
Date(s) 1941
General material designation
This item contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This item is minutes of the War Committee of the Cabinet dated 07 December 1941. Included are discussions regarding now declared war with Japan in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The minutes discuss Internal Security in British Columbia ("taking the necessary precautionary steps for the protection of loyal residents of Japanese race"); Orders to Canadian forces to engage the enemy; and the Extension of Defence of Canada Regulations to Japanese nationals (the Minister of Justice recommended the extension of the Defence of Canada regulations to persons of Japanese nationality, not race).
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.
The digitization level of this record is unknown.



War Cabinet Minutes: 1941-12-07
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