War Cabinet Minutes: 1942-09-23

War Cabinet Minutes: 1942-09-23


Title Proper RG2 A-5-B REEL C-04874 FILE M ITEM 7
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This item contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This item comprises minutes of the War Committee of the Cabinet, dated 23 September 1942. These minutes discuss the movement of Japanese Canadians and nationals from "vulnerable points" (i.e., the Pacific Coast). The Prime Minister brings up this issue reading a letter from R.A. Logan, dated 09 September 1942, in which Logan expresses his feelings that "the risks of a Japanese attempt from without were being under-estimated, and that more drastic steps should be taken to provide protection against subversive activities from within, by persons of Japanese race." Discussions regarding the treatment of evacuated Japanese ensued, whereby the Minister of National Defence reminded that "drastic measures would have a direct result in reprisals upon Canadians in Japanese hands."
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: 1942-09-23
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