War Cabinet Minutes: 1942-02-26

War Cabinet Minutes: 1942-02-26


Title Proper RG2 A-5-B REEL C-04874 FILE M ITEM 1
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This item contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This item is minutes of the War Committee of the Cabinet, dated 26 February 1942. These minutes discuss the movement of people of Japanese descent from British Columbia; particularly, Prime Minister King emphasizes the magnitude of the task of evacuating all persons of the Japanese race from the "protected area." He proposes a special organization to be set up for this purpose. Cabinet discusses possible department which could provide agencies responsible.
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: 1942-02-26
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