File 50: Citizens' Defence Committee. 1942.

File 50: Citizens' Defence Committee. 1942.


Title Proper RG36-27 VOLUME 02 FILE 50
Date(s) of material from this resource digitized 1942
General material designation
From this file, LOI has digitized a textual records or images.
Scope and content
The file contains correspondence and records of the Citizens' Defence Committee (and its Immediate Action Committee) of which many members were absorbed on to the Advisory Board of the BCSC. This committee emphasized their opinion that Japanese Canadians and Japanese nationals should be "strictly interned en masse" and were extremely suspicious of people of Japanese descent being permitted freedoms in British Columbia. This group sought government action in response to their concerns in 1942. Included are lists of members, propaganda published by the Committee, and suggested resolutions.
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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 50: Citizens' Defence Committee. 1942.
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