Memorandum: Concerning Military Service for Canadians of Oriental Race

Memorandum: Concerning Military Service for Canadians of Oriental Race

Description

Title Proper RG2 A-5-B REEL C-04874 FILE D ITEM 2
Date(s) of material from this resource digitized 1941
General material designation
From this item, LOI has digitized a textual records or images.
Scope and content
This item is a memorandum, dated 19 December 1941, concerning the general policy of military service for Canadians of "Oriental" race. The policy is called into review due to its lack of clarity, "the war with Japan in which Chinese and Indians collaborate with Canada," and numerous letters from Japanese people offering service and protests against the return of Japanese fishermen to their civilian occupations.
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.

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Memorandum: Concerning Military Service for Canadians of Oriental Race
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Terminology

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.