War Cabinet Minutes: 1944-01-12

War Cabinet Minutes: 1944-01-12


Title Proper RG2 A-5-B REEL C-04876 FILE M ITEM 1
Date(s) 1944
General material designation
This item contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This item includes minutes of the War Committee of the Cabinet dated 12 January 1944, concerning the travel of people of Japanese descent in Canada. This meeting refers to the new draft of the Order governing the movement of people of Japanese descent in Canada. The Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs, in response, raised "the question of basing regulations of this character upon discrimination between citizens of different racial origins, and enquired as to the possibility of revising the Order so as to reduce such restrictions to the minimum necessary from the security point of view."
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: 1944-01-12
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