War Cabinet Minutes: 1942-07-15

War Cabinet Minutes: 1942-07-15


Title Proper RG2 A-5-B REEL C-04874 FILE M ITEM 5
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This item contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This item includes minutes of the War Committee of the Cabinet, dated 15 July 1942. These minutes discuss the conditions in Japanese work camps on the Blue River Highway. Also included is discussion about the recommendations of the Departments of Mines and Resources, National Defence, Labour, and Justice: (1) "that the Japanese be moved from the vicinity of the railway as quickly as possible, and (2) that the Departments of Labour and Justice confer with a view to the provision of additional protective measures during the period before the movement was completed."
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: 1942-07-15
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