War Cabinet Minutes: 1940-07-17

War Cabinet Minutes: 1940-07-17


Title Proper RG2 A-5-B REEL C-11789 FILE M ITEM 02
Date(s) 1940
General material designation
This item contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This item includes minutes of the War Committee of the Cabinet dated 17 July 1940 concerning the international situation, with specific mention of control over firearms. In particular, these minutes note anxieties over Japanese citizens having hold of firearms and/or explosives. In contrast, the minutes discuss contracts with Canadians of German and Italian ancestry, whereby refusals to grant contracts were "wholly unwarranted, and that, in view of the loyalty of the overwhelming proportion of such groups and particularly in the old established sections, the lowest tenderer should not be refused in such cases unless Policy enquiry indicated sympathy with the enemy."
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: 1940-07-17
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