War Cabinet Minutes: 1941-01-08

War Cabinet Minutes: 1941-01-08


Title Proper RG2 A-5-B REEL C-11789 FILE M ITEM 09
Date(s) 1941
General material designation
This item contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This item includes minutes of the War Committee of the Cabinet dated 08 January 1941 concerning the "Orientals" in British Columbia. The only comment that was noted in response to the press release was that "Japanese Canadians regretted that they were not permitted to serve in the armed forces."
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: 1941-01-08
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