Central Registry

Central Registry


Title Proper Central Registry
Date(s) 1940-1951
General material designation
This series contains 33 textual records.
Scope and content
This series contains sixteen sub-series containing memorandum, letters, minutes, and other documents pertaining to the War Cabinet Committee, recommendations of the Special Committee on Orientals in British Columbia, ownership of Japanese Canadian fishing vessels, the forced relocation of Japanese Canadians from the coast of British Columbia, collaboration with the United States regarding immigration and citizenship policies, loss claims submitted through the Bird Commission, and the forced sale of seized Japanese Canadian property in British Columbia.
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.

Digital Objects (33)



Central Registry
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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.