War Cabinet Minutes: 1944-04-19

War Cabinet Minutes: 1944-04-19


Title Proper RG2 A-5-B REEL C-04876 FILE M ITEM 2
Date(s) 1944
General material designation
This item contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file includes minutes of the War Committee of the Cabinet dated 19 April 1944, concerning the "repatriation" of Japanese in Canada. The meeting discussed a report submitted by the Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs proposing for the segregation of loyal and disloyal Japanese persons in Canada. It also recommended that the examination of individual cases be taken by a commissioner, "with a view to deportation of those whose internment had proven necessary, those who had declared loyalty to Japan or who sought repatriation to Japan or had failed to comply with Selective Service regulations or had otherwise indicated their sympathies with Japan."
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: 1944-04-19
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Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.