File J-25-1: Japanese in Canada. 1945.

File J-25-1: Japanese in Canada. 1945.


Title Proper RG2 B-2 VOLUME 084 FILE J-25-1-1945
Date(s) 1945
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file includes memoranda and correspondence regarding "Japanese in Canada" from 1945. Matters discussed include the deportation of "undesirables," the establishment of a Loyalty Commission, questions of citizenship and nationality (as they pertain to the deportation), draft deportation orders (PC 1945-7355, 1945-7356, 1945-7357), and draft statements on the deportation (and determining loyalty) by the minister. Much of the correspondence is with Unites States authorities and considers the logistics of carrying out the deportation orders (e.g., transportation of persons, restrictions upon "repatriates").
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 selectively.



File J-25-1: Japanese in Canada. 1945.
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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.