File J-25-1: Japanese Canadians (1940-42)

File J-25-1: Japanese Canadians (1940-42)


Title Proper RG2 B-2 VOLUME 026 FILE J-25-1
Date(s) of material from this resource digitized 1940
General material designation
From this file, LOI has digitized a textual records or images.
Scope and content
This file contains a report issued by the British Columbia Security Commission titled "Removal of Japanese from Protected Areas." The report considers the following: the war with Japan; the actions of the Canadian government (regarding internment, disposition of Japanese national citizens, road camps, the Japanese Fishing Vessels Disposal Committee, the surrender of moving vehicles, cameras and weapons, the Custodian of Alien Property, and registration by the RCMP); the creation of the BCSC; the "evacuation"; Hastings Park assembly centre; proposed disposition of Japanese "evacuees"; and the administration of interior towns. Part 2 of the report concerns the sugar beet "projects" (farms), the interior housing projects, the high protecting power, "repatriation," and the disposition of "evacuees."
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 (1940-42)
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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.