Nationalized Canadian Citizens' League

Nationalized Canadian Citizens' League


Title Proper RG36-27 VOLUME 16 FILE 614
Date(s) of material from this resource digitized 1942
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This file consists of correspondence from the Japanese Canadian members of the Nationalized Canadian Citizens' League (or Committee) and Murphy & Murphy lawyers to the British Columbia Security Commission concerning the Japanese Canadian "evacuation" to the "ghost towns" of the interior. Included is a proposal to the BCSC which asks for a democratically elected executive "consisting of first and second generation Japanese" to oversee the affairs of those placed in these towns; a list of individuals at the Hastings Park Clearing Station who were transferred to Taft work camp by the Labour Department (10 April 1942); and an extensive memorandum for the BCSC dated 15 April 1942 from the committee, who "most anxious to cooperate as efficiently as possible with the Commission, so that its people may be moved with the least difficulty and, as far as possible, with the least inconvenience to the people who have to go," asks for several clarifications regarding the evacuation and labour.
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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 in full.



Nationalized Canadian Citizens' League
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