War Cabinet Minutes: 1942-09-09

War Cabinet Minutes: 1942-09-09


Title Proper RG2 A-5-B REEL C-04874 FILE M ITEM 6
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 09 September 1942. These minutes discuss the admission of Japanese Canadians and nationals who had been "evacuated" out of British Columbia to universities in other parts of Canada. The item indicates that the cabinet recognized "certain risks involved, especially in science departments where government work might be going on." Its distinction between nationals and Japanese Canadians was noted, and it was argued any exclusionary provisions would affect German and Italian students as well. It was decided that admission would ultimately be left to universities to decide.
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: 1942-09-09
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