File J-25-1: Japanese Canadians (1941)

File J-25-1: Japanese Canadians (1941)


Title Proper RG2 B-2 VOLUME 006 FILE J-25-1-1941
Date(s) 1941
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains a copy of Order-in-Council PC 9760 (which called for the registration of all persons of Japanese ancestry); a copy of Order-in-Council PC 9761 (regarding the government's control of fishing vessels used or operated by persons of the Japanese race); a memorandum to the Deputy Minister of Justice from the Under-Secretary of State (N.A. Robertson) dated 12 December 1941 (concerning the registration of Japanese persons not covered by the Defence of Canada Regulations, i.e., British-born Japanese or those naturalized before 01 September 1922); and a copy of PC 9590 (regarding the extension of the Consolidated Regulations Respecting Trading with the Enemy (1939) and the Custodian's control over the property of persons residing in the "Japanese Empire and Japanese occupied and/or controlled territory").
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.
This record was digitized in full.



File J-25-1: Japanese Canadians (1941)
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